Google maps are a relatively new phenomenon. We are able to pull up maps on our phones and computers. We can even choose road maps, satellite maps, and now fly at different angles through the maps (with the help of Google Earth).
Maps GL is a beta app from Google that allows you to tour landmarks, such as the Empire State Building. Check it out.
Check out Big Picture Science’s story on Time for a Map. Seth interviews Simon Garfield about his book, On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks.
Listen to the Audio File for the story. (You can download it or just listen by clicking on the link).