I've had an early opportunity to look at Google's updated Maps features, and I must say, it is a nice improvement. The company says that the new Maps highlights the things that matter most to your immediate purpose and what you are trying to do. The first glance looks aesthetically promising.
Here is a quick look at the initial walk-thru. Each step highlights a function previously available while showing how it has changed. As you will be able to see in the following slideshow, some features aren't yet available. When they are finally up and working I will post a few screenshots.
Some new items and updates.