Google Maps is now far more integrated across product lines, bringing together elements like Flight Search, Google Earth, Google+, business listings and more to create what is effectively a meta to the world.
This isn’t entirely new, but Google is definitely improving upon the multi-modal abilities of the search engine. Likely egged on by the traction of multi-modal startups like Rome2Rio, the expansion of this ability is not only a better user experience but also allows for far more deep integration with paid linkswhen users are able to create multi-modal trips using various forms of transportation.
Biking and public transit have been included for awhile now, but were never that strong except in the densest cities. It now includes trains and planes in the interface, alongside walking, biking and cars.
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