This is a brief sketch of what I would like to see as a google interface.
The big differences here are that of the organization of the features on the left hand bar. all the main features are there and easily accessible for exploration and use. At the bottom of the features bar is a new features tab. It will alert the user whenever a new feature is created and accessible. I believe this will be useful because google often creates useful new things but dosn’t always tell us about them.
another new and interesting feature is that of the help pop up. This will be something like a tutorial for using the map features. simply click on some thing and the description of what you can do with it will pop up and inform you of its use.