Monday, October 23, 2006
Thursday, October 05, 2006
from: Dam 1, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands to: Binnenhof 1, Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands - Google Maps
So Google Map finally indexed detailed street information for the Netherlands. It's realy cool to be able to type in a street name and address number (!), and be directly transported to a satelite view of the address! What's more is that Google Map also gives directions! (Well, it already did, but up till now you had to provide geo-coordinates for starting point and end point, which was slightly less convenient...) Here's an example: from: Dam 1, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands to: Binnenhof 1, Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. Oddly, Google hasn't yet announced the extension on their main blog.
What's even more (and maybe even better): It also works on my cell phone! If you want to try, just surf to www.google.com/gmm on your mobile phone and allow the Java application to be installed (google automatically detects your phone brand and make). It's realy extremely useful! Perhaps in the near future it will be able to tell (approximately) where you are?
By the way, it also works across Europe: Here's the route from my work to Boulevard Saint-Michel in Paris.