If you are a Mac user, then you are pretty lucky to get Google Map service on the desktop. Unlike Google Earth, Google Maps is another separate service from Google that is allows users to quickly view any location. In other words, Google Maps is a stripped down version of Google Earth and takes far less bandwidth.
GoogleMaps is a new tool developed by Emanuele.T that brings Google Maps service to the Mac desktop. You can either view it in default Map view or change the view to Physical, Satellite, etc.
Note: This is a 3rd party tool and is not developed nor affiliated with Google in any way.
There are options to zoom, mark points, draw, print, flag, refresh, show snapshot, and more. You can also search for any location using the Search bar on the right.
You will pretty much find everything that is in Google Maps in this app. Navigating the streets and various cities is pretty slick and will surly appeal the Mac users. Did I forget to mention that you can also find driving directions? 😉
It works on Mac OS X 10.4 or later (with Safari 4 WebKit installed). Enjoy!