Google has just unveiled a new feature in Google Maps called “Earth view”. It’s quite simple — there is a new button in Google Maps for “Earth”, which loads the Google Earth Plug-in into your viewing window.
Loading the Earth view gives you almost all of the same features that you get in standard Google Maps. The only exceptions appear to be a few layers (Webcams, Buzz and Bicycling) and the Traffic Info. I’m not sure why those were omitted, but I’m sure we’ll see them added in the future.
You can get directions using the Earth view, and even load your favorite MyMaps in there. Once loaded, toggling back and forth between Maps and Earth is virtually seamless.
For more information, you can read the Google Lat Long blog, watch the video below, or go try it yourself!