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Marko 05-24-2013 04:10 PM

New Google Maps Nixes Terrain View
I signed up to preview the new Google maps and received my invitation this morning. Most of the changes don't bother me, but I noticed Terrain view is gone. I use this quite a bit and I think others do too. If you like it, it might be good to voice your concern.

I noticed one of the staff members replied here:!topic/maps/bJl-be4Nwrg

He said:

"The new version of Google Maps is still "new". Please be patient as we make the product even better. In the meantime, there are a few features we don't currently support, including terrain mode."

I'm not sure if this means it's temporarily omitted or completely nixed, but I fear it may be the latter.

Of course there are alternatives. I often use -- however, I always went to Google Maps first.

dougz 05-24-2013 06:00 PM

Uh-oh.. Hopefully they don't drop it!

HikerSkierRunner27 05-24-2013 06:53 PM

Oh no!!! I find google maps terrain is the best and most detailed and precise topographic maps you can find for all of BC!! Openstreetmap is good but google maps Terrain is still needed. Don't do this google maps!!!!!!!!!!

AcesHigh 05-25-2013 02:00 AM

I cant see them getting rid of it but instead making it better.

Arcturus 05-25-2013 04:11 PM

I've already sent them feedback on the matter, but it looks like it will continue within Maps Engine Lite at the very least. Go to "New Map" and then switch the Base Map to terrain (there's a drop down on the top left menu box).

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