Google has opened up the beta for the new Google Maps service to everyone. The company announced the new version of its Maps service at Google I/O but limited access to it on an invitation-only basis—now anyone can check it out. The new Google Maps is currently limited to browsers, with some features being open to Chrome only. It includes a 3D view, a new interface, the ability to zoom out to space (you know, because you need that), photo tours of famous locations, and other features, some of which were found in Google Earth. The beta service is being hosted at google.com/maps/about/explore/, and it's open now.
Check It Out: Google Maps Beta Opened to Everyone (No Invite Needed)