Finally Google launched its street level maps of major Australian and New Zealand cities yesterday. The search is still not working and many people are mentioning that the maps are really old and missing lot of changes. According to Sydney Morning Herald “Lars, his brother Jens, and two Aussies, Noel Gordon and Stephen Ma, developed the mapping service which they sold to Google in 2004 and which then became Google Maps“. It’s really shame that we have to identify a place and zoom it to look at the location you want. Street-directory.com.au is lot lot better than Google Maps, Australia. Australian Google Maps mashups & resources .