My friend Justin took this picture of how Google decided to celebrate this launch by putting real life sized map pins in Grand Central. For some reason I love this approach of putting computer based images in real world settings – similar to a You Are Here sign.
I love this feature because I find myself needing directions by train all the time. Obviously the clear leader for New Yorkers has been HopStop to date. I find myself using Google Maps more and more to send data to my phone so I do not lose an address and I am hoping this will be another added value for the service.