Google Maps rolls out refinements to 'look & feel'

Google Maps is rolling out a number of refinements to the look and feel of maps “intended to keep same information-rich map while making it easier to pick out info that’s most useful. Changes affect both 'Map' and 'Hybrid' styles, and include numerous refinements to color, density, typography, and road styling worldwide. For e.g., in map view, local and arterial […]

Google Maps is rolling out a number of refinements to the look and feel of maps “intended to keep same information-rich map while making it easier to pick out info that’s most useful. Changes affect both 'Map' and 'Hybrid' styles, and include numerous refinements to color, density, typography, and road styling worldwide. For e.g., in map view, local and arterial roads’ve been narrowed at medium zooms to improve legibility, and overall colours’ve been optimized to be easier on eye and conflict less with other things (such as traffic, transit lines and search results) that overlay onto map. Hybrid roads’ve gained a crisp outline to make them easier to follow, and overall look’s now closer to an augmented satellite view instead of a simple overlay,” explained Google LatLong blog.