70 – Google Maps

Google Maps are searchable and zoomable maps of the UK, Europe, US and other parts of the world.  You can find businesses, get directions, and even embed maps in your website. A web-mapping service that lets you embed interactive maps into your website.

Big drop for Google Maps on the list this year – down 32 places

Website Cost Availability
maps.google.com Free Online
RANKINGS
2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
70 38 38 58= 67= 34 36=

Comments from some of those who selected Google Maps as one of their Top Tools

  • “distances and directions (not to mention distractions – planning trips when I should be working)” Mags Amond
  • “I like to wander around cities that I visit, but google maps makes sure I can find my way back as well” Ignatia/Inge de Waard
  • “navigation. Directions, finding nearby locations, particularly when mobile” Clark Quinn
  • “particularly the satellite pics, because they let me wander endlessly” Patrick Dunn