The privacy laws of UK require Google to blur faces of people on Street View to protect them from recognition and that led to the blurring of the KFC mascot Colonel Sanders.
With Google Maps, available at maps.google.com, you can find businesses around your location or get driving directions to anywhere. Google Maps also offers virtual tours with Street View.
If you are travelling to another city (or country) and need to know about Facebook friends who may be located in that geographic region, here's how you can see them on Google Maps.
Scribble Maps turns Google Maps into an online whiteboard. You can sketch freehand drawings, insert text, or even paint colored shapes anywhere on the map.
You can find detailed driving directions for cities across India through the Google Maps website. So don't forget to print your next road trip.
Your friends and family members can know your exact location on Google Maps via Google latitude - a free application for mobile phones that can also be used on a regular web browser. It updates automatically as you move around and you may also use this to track school going children.
You may have come across Google Maps that are embedded in web pages like the one down here. This is not a static image but a live interactive map so you can zoom, pan, switch modes from satellite to terrain and so on.
Google Maps URLs are pretty unwieldy especially when sending over an IM, tweet or email. MapOf.it provides you a quick way to link to Google Maps by simply specifying the address of the location as a search parameter.
Nuclear weapons cause catastrophic damage but have you ever wondered what would be the actual extent of this destruction if atomic bombs of various intensity were dropped on some city?
With pirate attacks registering a dramatic increase in the past few months, the IMB Piracy Reporting Center has come up with a Live Piracy Map that shows all locations from where sea piracy related incidents have been reported.
Say you start digging a straight tunnel from your current location and reach the exact opposite point on the Earth.
See screenshots of Google AdSense ads inside the map view of Google Maps.
Onion Map has a great collection of interactive 3D maps of some of the most world’s popular cities.
Read Wikipedia articles, refer to Google Maps, watch YouTube videos, view Flickr photos, inside Microsoft Office Word, Notepad, Adobe Reader or other Windows applications without opening any browser.
Google is using the very successful “anyone can edit” model of Wikipedia to improve the quality of information available on Google Maps.
How do you calculate area of that garden in the backyard of your house ? Or how do you measure size of an outdoor swimming pool or a football stadium?
You can walk through the street of US cities like New York or Chicago with keyboard shortcuts available inside Google Maps Street View.
SweaterGal knows the longitude and latitude of a place and is trying to do a reverse loop so as to pinpoint the exact location of some cell phone owner on the world map.
While you can explore different cities of the world in 3D using Google Earth, Wings is a Flash based game that helps you fly virtually over any destination on Earth in the browser.