We reported on the addition of traffic data on Google Maps for mobiles last summer and now the service comes to the desktop. Google announced this morning that traffic data would be available on Google Maps for about 30 U.S. cities, so I just hit ’em up and see a "Traffic" button available. You can see the traffic on the regular maps, satellite maps and the hybrids as well.
It’s interesting to see a service hit mobiles first and then get migrated to the desktop clients, but there’s definitely value. Folks in an office setting can quickly use Google Maps on the desktop or laptop before leaving work, for example; that’s likely much easier than pulling out a mobile handheld for the same info.