New “Terrain” mode in Google Maps

Google Maps Terrain modeGoogle Maps has just added a very nice new feature – terrain view.   This isn’t satellite images, but rather it is map-ish terrain views.  It’s very pleasing to the eye.

To make room for this new feature, the “hybrid” button has been removed and you now are given a “Show labels” checkbox when viewing in Satellite mode.

For more information, check out the official post on the Google LatLong blog.


  1. its not ‘news’ any more since i read that in the morning and i’ve seen that topic appear about 20 times on different blogs today.

  2. I want to know how to measure the ground level difference between two given points on Google Earth?


  1. […] last year, Google introduced terrain maps, which were 3D-looking maps of the earth — kind of a cross between flat maps and satellite […]

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