A Helpful, Overdue Feature
Google has added a new feature to Google Maps, which allows you to perform multiple searches, while keeping them around for future reference. It’s hard to explain without an example.
On the Google Lat Long Blog, to illustrate the feature, they give the example of a search for the Road to Hana on Maui. They search for this, but also search separately for supermarkets, gas stations, and driving directions to Hana, HI.
Before, each search would have brought up a new page, but now Google saves the searches in a little box, which you can show or hide, in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen. The searches show up as a checklist, and you can actually have multiple results show up on the map at the same time as long as the boxes are checked.