We have been using Google Maps for the last 12 years and it has innately become the defacto way to know where we are, to learn more about a place and to provide directions to a place. It is one of those Google Services that we use rather frequently.
Google announced yesterday that they are updating Google Maps with a new look. “Now, we’re updating Google Maps with a new look that better reflects your world, right now,” Liz Hunt, Google Maps Product Manager said in the post.
The company has updated driving, navigation, transit and explore maps so that they will highlight the information that is most relevant to each experience. Also, they have updated their colour scheme and added new icons so that you can quickly identify what point of interest you are looking for.
So for example different points of interest will have a designated colour and icon so that it makes it easy to find it on the map. Churches, museums or even hospitals will have different colours and icons which is great for you to quickly find them on the map. Google also revealed a sheet of the new colours and icons that will help you get acquainted with the new look.
These changes will be effected in the next few weeks in all Google products that incorporate Maps, which include Search, Earth, Android Auto and the Assistant. They’ve also said that the new changes will appear on apps, websites and experiences offered by companies that use Google Maps APIs as well.