Fantastic. Google Maps finally supports the wheel mouse for zoom. They’ve also tidied up zooming a little – it seems faster and more responsive. When you zoom in, the current map is animated to zoom whilst the new higher-res map is loaded.
From the API blog, you can see Madurodam, a miniature model of a Dutch city (one lucky visitor to my flat will be treated to a day out at Scheveningen, including this – I want to see it but I’m not going alone :-). Zoom out from the image and the scale becomes a bit clearer.