Google Maps got a new and updated look. The transit, driving, navigation and explore maps are now available in an entirely new and refreshing look to help users in getting the important information clearly. Train Stations and Gas stations will also appear prominently during navigation.
It has also come up with an updated color scheme that has new icons, which helps in easily identifying user’s points of interest like churches, cafes, museums, hospitals, and stores. Considering previous features, these are pretty required and helpful changes.
- Blue-colored icons will represent presence of cafes, stores, and doctor’s clinics
- Food and drink centers will be shown through orange color
- Shopping remains same i.e. blue
- Pink is for health
- Entertainment and leisure will be shown through seafoam green
- Green is for outdoor
- And lighter blue is for transport.
However, many of the colors look quite similar and people get confused especially who are suffering from partially colorblind but still many found it useful. Google Maps has icons for construction, road closures, and car accidents, too. Every Google device which is using Google Maps will get the update soon “over the next few weeks”. And that will include Google Earth, Assistant, search, and Android Auto. Very soon those changes will move on to sites as well that has Google Maps APIs.
It seems as if Google is rolling out with the updated look of other software, too. Google Calendar just got a refreshing new look, last month. Now more white space has been added to the Google Calendar tool. Even Google’s Home app is also revamped, thus allowing users to adjust the bass easily and treble in their Google Home speakers.
Since the world is an ever-changing place and this new update on Google Maps will help you in updating with every latest change be it the closed road, new business is opening open, or any local event is happening right in your neighborhood, everything you can now see on Google Maps.
Even Google Calendar has a lot many enticing features like you can schedule an event and set a reminder for it, get a reservation confirmation on your Gmail Ids, add your favorite restaurant or food-court to your “Want to Go” list etc.
The updated Google Maps with an entirely new and enticing look is available right now. Initially, they’ve updated the navigation, driving, transit and explore of Google maps only in order to finely highlight the required information that is most relevant to every experience. This helped in making the gas and train stations navigation easy.
The updated color scheme and newly added icons are helping users to quickly identify their point of interest like food joints, cafe, temple & church, museum, stores, and hospital as they can now be easily recognized through the designated color and icon.