I’m not certain when this change went through but it’s pretty cool to see Google Earth inside Maps itself. Now if you hover over the Satellite option over in the top right corner, a new square floats out to let you choose Earth. You can see it here:
You do have to download and install the Google Earth plugin for this to work but given how infrequently I think to use Earth vs Maps, I could see starting to get a lot of use out of the additional detail available. Google Earth is actually very cool yet I always think to go to Maps first.
Tapping the more link under webcams gives you more options for things like bicycle routes etc.