Good news for mobile phone users. Walking directions are now included in the transit directions provided in Google Maps for Mobile.
Google will also soon be receiving satellite imagery from a new source. GeoEye Inc says it will be providing satellite imagery from its $502 million high-resolution satellite to Google Earth and Google Maps. The satellite is due to be launched on September 4.
GeoEye Inc say that the new satellite will be the world's highest resolution commercial earth-imaging satellite, providing images at 1.65 meters resolution in colour.
Google will continue to use imagery from other sources as well.