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Google Maps Photo Layer Revamped

Google launched an update to the design of the Photo layer in Google Maps to provide you with a better experience when browsing your favorite places. There’re three main improvements in this latest update:

  • The density of the photos on the map is improved, making it easier to see clusters of photos in popular locations. In the screenshot, you can now well see that there’re a lot more photos taken on the coast than there’re inland.
  • The small thumbnails are made partially transparent, making it easier to see the underlying map, and helping you to stay oriented. In the screenshot, city and neighborhood labels are now more legible.
  • Finally, hovering over a photo show more information. Now, you can see a large thumbnail and the title of each image, so you can get a fast preview of what any photo looks like.


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