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Google Adds Awesome Features to Maps

Google has added weather and terrain to Google Maps. The option to display these features are available under the options panel which you can see in the image below. (I absolutely love the terrain view!) You can also see that they’ve added some new icons to the map indicating road construction and even accidents! Check out the images below to see the new features.

Google adds weather and terrain to maps
This shot shows terrain, weather, and some new traffic icons. (click for a larger view)

Google Maps shows detailed construction info
Google added some new icons to the map showing where there is roadwork. This image shows details about a lane closure. (click for a larger view)

Google Maps adds detailed traffic info
This image shows something else new; detailed information about accidents. (click for a larger view)

Google Maps Weather Forecast Popout
Clicking on one of the conditions icons will pop out forecast information. (click for a larger view)

What a great addition! I’m surprised it took so long!