The iPad and Maps

iPad CNet has a look at maps of Apple’s forthcoming iPad. I freely admit my Apple fanboyishness and confess that I’m looking forward to this gadget. Compared to the iPhone and iPod touch, the iPad’s Google Maps application adds both a terrain layer and Street View — to say nothing of a much larger screen. iPads with 3G data also come with assisted GPS; Wi-Fi-only models do not. The mind boggles at what could be done with maps on a device with GPS, ubiquitous Internet access anywhere there’s a cellphone signal, and a screen that big. (Image credit: Apple)