Bing Maps Road Map Style Update Goes Live!

Bing Maps team has released a dozen of changes to base road map style. "The new style is designed to communicate more important information at a glance. We have just finished rolling out our English version of this new style, and you will see French, Flemish, German, Italian, and Spanish rolling out over the next […]

Bing Maps team has released a dozen of changes to base road map style. "The new style is designed to communicate more important information at a glance. We have just finished rolling out our English version of this new style, and you will see French, Flemish, German, Italian, and Spanish rolling out over the next week or so," revealed Bing Maps team.

Key changes include:

  1. Primary roadways are denoted in a more distinct color
  2. One way streets are more clearly marked
  3. Road shields are more visible
  4. Text labels are easier to read
  5. Traffic overlays are clearer and more defined
  6. Lots of other details to improve map readability

As the saying goes, pictures are worth thousands of word so we've put together a 9 page guide to what's new to go deep on all the changes.

[Source: Bing Maps blog]