Google Maps Redesign Tweaks Color Scheme and Updates Map Modes

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That is why Google Maps will now only highlight points of interest that might be relevant depending on what kind of map you're using, be it explore, driving, or transit.

Today the search giant takes the wraps off a redesigned Maps, which sports a new look that Google says "better reflects your world, right now". Icons in those categories will adopt the respective color, with Google also revamping personal and the road work condition icons.

Google has announced that it is revamping Maps to make it easier to understand and use. For instance, when in Transit mode, as determined by the bottom bar, train stations and bus stops will be more prominent.

Google Maps Redesign Tweaks Color Scheme and Updates Map Modes
Google Maps Redesign Tweaks Color Scheme and Updates Map Modes

Google Maps is designed for the iPhone and all iPad models.

It's nearly hard to imagine these days how we've managed to survive the past decades without Google Maps and related services like Waze. You probably don't care about local gas stations when you're looking up subway locations, so Maps will be smarter about which icons it shows you. The color scheme has been updated, and there are new icons for places of interest, such as cafes and hospitals. "For example, if you're in a new neighbourhood 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)". Eventually, the changes will also migrate to sites that embed Google Maps APIs.

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