You can now "helicopter" in Google Maps to preview a route from the air.
To preview your own route, it is as simple as clicking on a button. Start by entering your starting point, destination, and mode of transport like any directions; in this case, driving directions from ‘Carmel CA to Big Sur CA.’ Then, just click on the “3D” play button. The map will switch to Earth view and automatically start flying you along your recommended route.
In Scotland a coastal town appears in a forest and second is mis-located on Google Maps. TomTom, which provides the data says Google is at fault. Google appologized for confusion and asked for input via the "Report a Problem" link.
Google added a new feature called “My Location” to Maps. It uses the GeoLocation API (what I think most think of as the HTML5 geolocatoin API supported in many modern browsers) to find your approximate physical location if you let it as the starting point of a route.