Google Maps is Google's map delivery service for the World Wide Web.
Many map-based services are powered by Google Maps, our index (below) lists many of these services, together with links and a short description.
Google Maps Index
Google Maps API The Google Maps API integrates Google Maps into websites. It is a software construct that enables a program to interface properly with other software. The Google Maps API allows web browsers to interact with Google Maps to create map apps quickly and easily.
Google Maps Directions Google Maps driving directions are easy to use. By typing location specific information, like a postal or zip code into start and destination fields you can get a map and text directions for moving from A to B.
Google Maps History - the history of developments at Google Maps. Google Maps began life in 2005 and has gone through many iterations of development in that short time.
Google Maps for Mobile - Google Maps on mobile phones and similar devices. Google Maps for Mobile is a Java application for Java-based mobile phones and other mobile devices.
Google Maps Navigation - How Google maps is being adapted for street level navigation. Google Maps Navigation is a GPS navigation system with voice guidance and other features.
Google Maps Satellite View - the satellite images provided by Google Maps aren't real time, in fact, they are several years old. But they are very comprehensive, providing satellite images for many countries.
Google Maps UK - Google Maps has its own website in the UK, showing that Google is serious about competing with strong UK based mapping companies like Multimap.
Google Maps UK - the Google Maps UK home site is maps.google.co.uk. If you are in the UK, maps.google.co.uk will probably appear uppermost when you search for "google maps" in Google. You will probably see the "ultimate" home site maps.google.com immediately beneath it.