66 – Google Maps

DOWN 22 PLACES IN 2015

Google Maps are searchable and zoomable maps of the world.  You can find businesses, get directions, and even embed maps in your website.

Websitemaps.google.com
Cost: Free
Availability: Online
YEARLY RANKINGS
2015:
66
2014:
 44
2013: 70
2012: 38
2011: 38
2010: 58=
2009: 67=
2008: 34
2007: 36=

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

“I love Google Street view. It makes it so easy to find out about an unknown location.” 2015

Pre-2013 comments

“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