Google Maps

By Deane Barker on February 8, 2005

Google Maps: This is the smoothest map interface I’ve ever seen, and it found my house, tucked away in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

View the source on that baby. Someone tells me how it works. Doesn’t seem to be Flash, but I didn’t have the patience to dig through it all.



  1. Just for fun, I’ve attempted to and succeeded in finding all of the homes of my childhood without using the search. I just start at the national map then zoom in, re-position, and zoom again. I’ve found every single one for which I can remember the address (we moved a lot, so there’s about a dozen).

  2. That is impressive. I entered the name of the park near my house, and it brought it up right off. In Firefox, that is. One major problem though…

    “Your browser is not supported by Google Maps just yet… We are working on supporting Safari.”

    They give Safari users the opportunity to blast ahead anyway, but the whole thing fails miserably if you want to do anything but look at the US map. Dang I hate being left out in the cold.

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