Google Maps Gets Cleaner Look, Areas of Interest, Subtle Color Scheme [Video]

Google Maps Gets Cleaner Look, Areas of Interest, Subtle Color Scheme [Video]

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Google has announced some improvements to Google Maps for iOS including a cleaner look, Areas of Interest, and a more subtle balanced color scheme.

A cleaner look
As part of this update, we’ve removed elements that aren’t absolutely required (like road outlines). The result is a cleaner look that makes it easier to see helpful and actionable information like traffic and transit. And we’ve improved the typography of street names, points of interest, transit stations, and more to make them more distinguishable from other things on the map, helping you navigate the world with fewer distractions.
Google Maps Gets Cleaner Look, Areas of Interest, Subtle Color Scheme [Video]

Google Maps Gets Cleaner Look, Areas of Interest, Subtle Color Scheme [Video]


Areas of interest
As you explore the new map, you’ll notice areas shaded in orange representing “areas of interest”—places where there’s a lot of activities and things to do. To find an “area of interest” just open Google Maps and look around you. When you’ve found an orange-shaded area, zoom in to see more details about each venue and tap one for more info.

Areas of interest are determined with an algorithmic process that highlights areas with the highest concentration of restaurants, bars and shops. In high-density areas like NYC, Google uses a human touch to show the most active areas.




Subtle and balanced color scheme
The new Maps has a subtle color scheme to help you easily differentiate between man-made or natural features, and quickly identify places like hospitals, schools or highways. Below is a key showing what each color on the map represents.

You can download Google Maps from the App Store for free.

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Google Maps Gets Cleaner Look, Areas of Interest, Subtle Color Scheme [Video]
SayingWhatEveryonesThinking - July 26, 2016 at 3:15pm
Apple, please let us choose Google Maps as our default map app! We need this in CarPlay. No offense but your map app SUCKS DOG BALLS!!! It looks pretty but can't give accurate directions to most places.
ThinkingOfWhatYouAreSaying - July 26, 2016 at 5:29pm
When the time comes, jaiobreak CarPlay when you have the chance. I'll have you know that App,e Maps does a hell of a perfect job for me and is stop on. Not once did I have mislead directions, delays with turning or navigating, or anything else people think would be wrong with it and I have been using it since launch. I say it's on par with Google Maps.
. - July 26, 2016 at 5:30pm
Why not switch between two OS' that sync 3 offers unless it really can't do that?
R2un - July 26, 2016 at 3:06pm
I wonder if this means that the destination line is improved like shows up in specific lanes as if it told you exactly what lane to drive in like be exact with it.
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