This video shows features added in Jan/Feb. Even if you don’t speak French, you can see:
- 0:09: The search field
- 0:35: Route calculation by walk on hiking trails. It is also possible to do route calculation for car or bike (Thanks Google!).
- 1:34: Elevation retrieval when editing the track (Thanks MapQuest!)
- 2:22: Quick save of track file by drag&drop.
Very quick and useful but it works only with Chrome.
Be aware there is a known small bug with drag&drop in Chrome: if you start dragging the track and stop the action very quickly (few tenths of a second after), all opened Chrome applications are frozen. This issue occurs in every web apps that uses this technique (ex: GMail with an attached file).
The bug is filed here. Do not hesitate to “star” the bug to make Google fix it.