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?