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Jun232010

Google Maps “Minor style updates, Major feature improvements”

Google highights their ongoing incremental improvements to the style of Google Maps:

“Starting with area close to our office in Sydney, you can see that we’ve made roads thinner and more discernible, and improved treatment of tunnels so they don’t look so much like they’re above ground:

In Taichung, Taiwan, our roads used to overlap in some places. We’ve fixed that, making map more navigable and providing a better sense of the city structure:

Here’s another example from Bangalore, India. new version manages to both add detail and feel easier to read:

And finally, in Prague, Czech Republic, you can see improvement in our styling of building models, which makes the map less overwhelming and the road labels easier to read,” revealed Google:

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