The Monitor

The Monitor

April 21, 2005

Address: maps.google.com

What's the point?: Google has launched a beta version of a map service, ostensibly to compete with Mapquest and Yahoo maps.

What to look for?: The big selling point (or security issue, depending on your perspective) is apparent when you click on the "Satellite" button -- type in many addresses, and you can see an aerial photograph of the area. It's not available for all areas, but it is for many, particularly in the Baltimore-Washington area, though some of the images are a couple of years old.

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