The new Google Maps

There’s a new Google maps being rolled out. I don’t like it’s UI for mapping and it feels wrong. Damn, I thought, they’ve spoilt something good. Then I started playing with the “satellite” view. Again I thought the old one was better.

Then I found the tilt button and the fact the aerial view data (for Scotland at least, I assume worldwide) has been updated. Then you begin to appreciate what a stunning tool this is for those who like hills.

I offer:

Ben Loyal,-4.5315174,929a,35y,87.22h,78.16t/data=!3m1!1e3

Ben Lui,-4.7476055,569a,35y,266.85h,77.71t/data=!3m1!1e3

Caheunga Peak

Here are some examples of what it’s like. Be prepared to waste hours visiting mountains. From experience of placing myself virtually on summits and looking about the views are as I recall them. Awesome.

I’ll tolerate my dislike for some of how it works for this feature.


In reply to MM0FMF:

Ben Loyal? Close! It’s Ben Hope, and unfortunately the choice of morning light makes it difficult to find the path. The Ben Laoigh (let’s get it right!) map has better lighting and I notice that you can see a lot of development around the gold mine.


Brian G8ADD

In reply to G8ADD:

That’s the old Google Maps Brian. There is probably a wee yellow box at the top offering you the chance to try the new Google Maps. Click that then post the link I posted and you’ll get the new view.