Google Maps, one of the most popular mapping applications on the Web, is useful for planning trips, creating driving directions, or just taking in a bit of sightseeing. Here are ten Google Maps resources you can use for all of these things, and more.
Some very talented people have put together a variety of fun Google maps using the free Google Map API. Here are just a few of the Google Map sites I was able to find on the Web.
The Google Web APIs service is a beta web program that enables developers to easily find and manipulate information on the web.Google Web APIs are for developers and researchers interested in using Google as a resource in their applications.
Here's a beautiful tweak with Google Maps that shows the world at night. Overlays also include Day, Dusk, Day Map, Dusk Map, and Night Map.
Can't decide between looking at a map of your house or a photo of your house? See both at once with Google Maps' Hybrid mode, available in the US, Canada, the UK and Japan.
Simply type in the address you'd like to walk from and to, and you'll see a link for "walking directions".
Have you seen a blog or a website that has a cool embedded Google map? And have you wondered how they did it?
Google now has satellite maps available of almost anywhere in the world, including Beijing, China, Cairo, Egypt, and Cannon Beach, Oregon.
Take a tour of Mars with Google Maps.
Take a historic walk on the moon with Google Moon.
The owner of this mashup combined Google Maps and US census information for a very informative site.