Even better, maps and directions selected in Apple Maps on a Mac can be sent quickly and easily to iPhone or iPad. What’s not to like? It’s not Google Maps. If you’ve got to have Google Maps on your Mac, there’s an app for that and it’s free.
Unofficially Official Maps
For Mac users not using OS X Mavericks, hence no Apple Maps, or Mavericks users who want diversity in mapping apps, the eMaps, a Google Maps app for the Mac.
eMaps works much the same way as Apple Maps for the Mac. You can search for locations, select geographic coordinates, get step-by-step and turn-by-turn driving directions.
There’s even Google Street View, and an option to draw lines and shapes on each Google Map so you can highlight locations, point out regions, even trace directions.
Just like Apple Maps eMaps displays real-time traffic information, but also includes weather conditions and forecasts.
eMaps has bookmarks, fullscreen mode, as well as street maps in satellite and arial photos, and hybrid and terrain modes.
eMaps isn’t an official Google Maps app for the Mac, but it uses Google Maps data, so the maps are about as official as they can be.
eMaps is free, but requires Flash to view Google Maps Street View.