Google Maps’ terrain view now has contour lines

Amongst other things, I have long had a passion for maps. I remember what a nice discovery USGS topo maps were as a kid, and as I developed an interest in cycling, all the cool places I’ve found over the years by poring over maps. There’s also an element of discovery in getting detailed information about a place you’ve never been. So I’m excited to notice that Google Maps’ terrain view now has contour lines to show elevations, rather than just shading.

Here’s the mountain north of Innsbruck, for example.

Or Oregon’s North and Middle Sisters

Steens Mountain, Little Blitzen and Big Indian gorges