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Bill Brown

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I would be remiss if I didn’t let you know about Google’s every move—that’s what fanboys do.

But you would be remiss if you didn’t check out Google Maps. It is simply, awe-inspiringly incredible. This is what Yahoo Maps and MapQuest wish they were. They are doing some truly amazing stuff behind the scenes.

[UPDATE (2/9/05): It’s even neater than I thought. Joel Webber digs into the source to expose its shiny underbelly. {via}]

[UPDATE (2/13/05): I’ve shown this new Google property to several people and, to the man, they have said that they’ll never use MapQuest again. This is going to be big.]

[UPDATE (2/15/05): The Seattle Post-Intelligencer blog has some comparisons among the search engines’ localization features.]