Google Maps rolls out new interface

It was announced months ago, and it’s finally here — the updated design on the Google Maps site.

It’s not a major change, but it does some nice things.  The tabs are gone in favor of a single search box, and the map area is a bit larger as a result.

More details have been posted on the Google LatLong Blog as well as on Google Maps Mania.

It seems like a nice step forward.  What do you think?


  1. I use Google maps to plan routes every day. The new interface doesn’t allow me to rearrange the route or to see the mileage of each leg of the trip. It’s useless to me now. Unfortunately, I’m just going to have to use Yahoo Local Maps. I loved using Google maps, but I guess it was too good to last.

  2. I agree completely. I can’t see the mileage of each leg of the trip anymore, which for me renders the site useless.

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