Google Maps just got an awesome new makeover. The driving, navigation, transit, and explore maps have gotten a whole new color and symbol scheme so important information is shown more clearly.
The updated color scheme and new icons will aid users in identifying points of interest like cafes, churches, museums, and hospitals. This is a great improvement, since the older versions had a similar coding for a variety of different landmarks.
It seems as if Google is on its way to update the look as well as the user interface for much of its software: Google Calendar just got a refresh last month, adding a lot more white space, and Google’s Home app was revamped just yesterday, so you can now adjust the bass and treble in your Google Home speakers.
The new color scheme is as follows:
The new symbols are as follows:
Google said in a statement, “You’ll see these changes over the next few weeks in all Google products that incorporate Google Maps, including the Assistant, Search, Earth, and Android Auto. Over time, the new style will also appear in the apps, websites and experiences offered by companies that use Google Maps APIs as well.”