I just came upon this very interesting piece comparing Google Maps to Apple Maps and other competitors. Looking at the pictures, it is stunning to see how Google has come in showing details of structures. The difference is stunning -from what our ancestors could see on a map to the detail we expect from the present.
What a boon this is for genealogists! Happy hunting.
Map of Morgan County, Missouri c. 1880
Courthouse, Versailles, MO (no date)