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Google Maps

This isn’t exactly hot off the presses, but Google has launched Google Maps, which seems pretty nifty, so far. There are a few things I can think of that could use improvement, but it is just a beta, after all.

Improvements I’d like to see:

  • When listing several locations, it would be nice if you could snap to just one particular one, and elminate the others.
  • When doing a “local search”, it will change your zoom level, even when you are searching “the map area below”. That’s not doing what I asked, because you’re changing the map area.
  • The “link this page” link doesn’t always save the current state of the map if you’ve been tinkering (center location, zoom level).
  • It would be nice to have an easy way to access the latitude and longnitude for points on the map (though I understand that this isn’t of interest to everyone).

On the other hand, the interactive “grab and drag” nature of the maps is great, and the directions with detailed turns are awesome!

Has anybody else spotted any other areas of improvement? Other than obvious ones, like personal settings, that they’re sure to add at some point.

About Dougal Campbell

Dougal is a web developer, and a "Developer Emeritus" for the WordPress platform. When he's not coding PHP, Perl, CSS, JavaScript, or whatnot, he spends time with his wife, three children, a dog, and a cat in their Atlanta area home.
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