So what can you expect from Google Maps Labs?
Google Maps Labs is a testing ground for experimental features that aren't quite ready for primetime. They may change, break or disappear at any time.
Current features include Drag 'n' Zoom (for quickly zooming in on a specific spot), Aerial Imagery ("gives you rotatable, high-resolution overhead imagery presented in a new perspective"), a Where in the World game (to test your geography chops), Rotatable Maps (if you're sick of North always being up), What's Around Here (always highlight top search results in a view using small blips), and several more. Just hit the link below to see your options, turn a few on, and get experimental with your maps. Thanks dedobleve!