'WTF Is Up With Google Maps' photo (c) 2007, Matthew Oliphant - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/

Back in May, I posted about the new Google Maps that was being rolled-out slowly (I’ve re-posted below what I published then). Today, though, Google has made it available to everybody and anybody.

explains how to access it:

But wait! Don’t head straight over to maps.google.come and expect the new look, just yet. While they’ve ditched the invite queue and the whole having-to-wait bit, you’ll still need to opt in. To do so, just go to this page, scroll down to the bottom, and hit the “Try Now” button. It should let you in immediately.

Here’s what I posted in May:

Google just announced a new version of Google Maps that will incorporate Google Earth into it. In other words, you won’t have to download Google Earth any longer — it will be available in your browser.

The New York Times, I believe, has the shortest and sweetest explanation of the changes.

It’s being rolled out slowing to users.

Here’s a video:

I’m adding this info to The Best Resources For Google Earth Beginners Like Me.

I’m also adding this info to The Best Map-Making Sites On The Web.