Wednesday, May 14, 2008
You may have noticed a bit of a theme with some of our recent announcements, such as mapped web pages and geotagged YouTube videos -- we want you to be able to view any information in its geographic context. But we realized that an important step is making that information easier to find, so we've now added a new button to Google Maps:
The "More" button will allow you to easily turn on layers of Panoramio photos or geographically-related Wikipedia pages. These updated and improved layers are now easier to take advantage of -- if you're browsing Google Maps to plan a vacation, you can now see pictures from places all over the world and use read up on your destination. Or you can turn on the Photos layer and take a look across the map to see where you might want to go (a picture of Java, Indonesia caught my eye...).