Google Maps slightly more useful

Google Maps

Google Maps has quietly added CTA and Metra stations to their maps (and building outlines — thanks, Cec). Still no overlays of the El, nor any indication of which line any station belongs to (you’ll want to use the tastypopsicle mashup for that, still).

And why the little Ms? Is that the international symbol for subway, or does Google think the MTA covers the whole US?

(Tangentially, let me note that if you have a Treo or other internet-capable Palm then Google Maps Mobile is the most awesomeist mobile mapping I’ve ever used. Ever. Mapquest Mobile can suck it.)

5 Comments so far

  1. Cec (unregistered) on February 12th, 2007 @ 5:05 pm

    The CTA and Metra stops are nice, but how about the building outlines that are now on the maps. Those rock! By the way, don’t forget the little people .. my not-so-flashy internet capable cell phone (Sanyo 8300) is great for Google Maps Mobile, and GMM was available for my phone way before it was available for Treo/Palm.

  2. Ed Knittel (unregistered) on February 12th, 2007 @ 5:32 pm

    @CEC: I hadn’t even noticed the buildings but I think that’s because North of Buckingham and West of Sheffield there are no building outlines. And as I noted on Friday – they’ve added red crosses for hospitals

  3. N8ivWarrior (unregistered) on February 12th, 2007 @ 7:25 pm

    Yes, Google Maps are truly impressive. Want to take it a step further? Find a cab.

  4. Ethan Stanislawski (unregistered) on February 13th, 2007 @ 3:48 am

    Actually, if you download Google Earth, it will give you the location of El stops.

  5. Ratpig (unregistered) on February 13th, 2007 @ 9:49 am

    Buy Google stock now before it goes up!

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