Google Maps Mini Viewer
April 20, 2006
Google Maps has added a mini viewer in the lower-right corner of the window. It gives a mini view on a larger area than that displayed in the main window, and can be used to scroll around. Compared with Yahoo! Maps beta, it is smaller, does not have a zoom control and scroll is not as smooth; placement in the lower-right corner seems to be a better user interface decision as the mini viewer does not get in the way when you are visually navigating the larger map.