We got used to seeing Google Maps in the whitish-blue colors, but such a thing is about to change. Get ready for the upcoming Maps update that promises to bring a colorful and so much-needed redesign. The UI overhaul wil" />

Google Maps New Update Adds a Colorful Redesign With More Details

We got used to seeing Google Maps in the whitish-blue colors, but such a thing is about to change.

Get ready for the upcoming Maps update that promises to bring a colorful and so much-needed redesign. The UI overhaul will include street-level, terrain granularity, and more. Google Maps is finally receiving a massive redesign after 15 years. Here is what you need to know. 

Google Maps Will Finally Get Redesigned

Google’s latest blog post announces that Google Maps will be using a computer vision, a form of AI to analyze and understand better the landscape. Thanks to its large satellite imagery, Google Maps is now ready for a colorful update based on the terrain. 

Google has chosen to color-coded the terrain where deserts and sandy beaches are represented in tan, vegetation in green, snowy mountain tops in white, and dense forests and local plant life in dark green. For metropolitan and urban areas, the Google Maps update will display more details. The supported cities, for instance, will show the precise width and shape of roads to scale along with crosswalks, sidewalks, and pedestrian islands to help us navigate the area. 

The blog post also explains that the updated Google Maps will be available in 220 countries (supported by Google), including: “the biggest metropolitan areas to small, rural towns.” Currently, the update is limited to New York, San Francisco, and London, and users should start seeing the update this week as it rolls out globally. 

A Much-needed Update For Google Maps

The enhanced color-coded UI is going to be extremely helpful now, especially in the urban area. People are nowadays switching to walking and biking to avoid crowded subways. 

In that case, the updated Google Maps is very welcome. Additionally, the tech giant also noted that the update is “crucial information if you have accessibility needs,” like having a stroller or wheelchair. 

You May Also Like

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *