Google Maps desktop now shows the world as a spinnable glob…


Google has announced on Twitter that Google Maps on desktop no longer shows a flat map. Instead, it shows the world as being spherical.

Previously, when you zoomed out of the map on Google Maps, Google would show the map as a flat map. Now, when you zoom out, Google will show the map as a globe, letting you spin it around and interact with it in the globe’s true form.

Here is a GIF of it in action:

Here is what it looked like before this update:

You can give it a try yourself by visiting www.google.com/maps.


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Barry Schwartz is Search Engine Land’s News Editor and owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on SEM topics.

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