I reported yesterday that new Maps terrain with contour view seemed to have supplanted the Hybrid view. The only thing missing was time for me to look around properly. Gregor Rothfuss of Google kindly pointed out how to find the not so missing hybrid view. Simply select the check box in the satellite view.
Here is it is in all of its splendor:
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Maps Hybrid view misplaced (by me), not missing
by Mike Blumenthal
I was playing around with the new contour view yesterday trying to find a mountain. I’m afraid I’m going to need some help understanding what they shades of grey mean. It’s interesting to look at, but a little hard for me to comprehend what I’m seeing.