New Hybrid From Google

By on July 24, 2005

Hybrid map that is.

Maybe this isn’t such a new thing, but I just noticed today that Google Maps has a new Hybrid mode. In Hybrid mode, all of the labeled items from the map view are superimposed over the satellite image.

Slashdot has a post on it from two days ago (so it must be fairly new) which says they “use 8-bit alpha transparent PNGs to make it work.” I don’t know much about 8-bit alpha transparent anything, but it’s a great addition to an already great service.