February 8, 2005
Google Maps is Unleashed
The application was first announced on the Google Blog on February 8, 2005, and was located at Google. It originally only supported users of Internet Explorer and Mozilla web browsers.
Google Maps is a web mapping service developed by Google. It offers
- satellite imagery
- street maps
- 360° panoramic views of streets
- Real-time traffic conditions (Google Traffic)
- Route planning for traveling by foot, car, bicycle (in beta), or public transportation.