Google has announced that it is giving Google Maps a new look. The search giant has updated the design of their maps software to highlight information which is most relevant to your journey. They have also added some new icons and update the colors scheme of maps.
The new look is designed to make Google Maps easier to use and also make it easier for you to find stuff close to where you are.
First, we’ve updated the driving, navigation, transit and explore maps to better highlight the information most relevant to each experience (think gas stations for navigation, train stations for transit, and so on). We’ve also updated our color scheme and added new icons to help you quickly identify exactly what kind of point of interest you’re looking at. Places like a cafe, church, museum or hospital will have a designated color and icon, so that it’s easy to find that type of destination on the map. For example, if you’re in a new neighborhood and searching for a coffee shop, you could open the map to find the nearest orange icon (which is the color for Food & Drink spots).
You can find out full details about the latest version of Google Maps over at Google at the link below. Google will be bringing these changes to Maps on Assistant, Search, Google Earth, Android Auto and their various apps over the next few weeks.