Google Maps for the UK launched

Google has launched Google maps for the UK as well as Google local.

Whilst Google maps is not a new feature it is certainly nice to see it in action for the places that you know. I think that with it's directions feature and clean graphical interface it will probably give multimap a run for it's money.

I like the fact that the maps are consistent graphically compared to multimap's digitised Ordinance survey maps. The use of Javascript to request data makes the whole user experience very swift and responsive and it works incredibly well. Google have taken this technology and run with it and we are now seeing what can really be done.

I am looking forward to the satellite imagery feature (see maps.google.com) to be released for blighty.