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Google Transit Layer gets refreshed; now more ‘cleaner, less cluttered’ map

Google Transit Layer gets a significant redesign better highlighting the information that transit riders are most interested to see. “‘Before, transit map was placed on top of base road map, obscuring some important information in the base map and competing visually with complexity of the road network.’ This redesign brings change to entire base map and focuses on transit lines, and lower the prominence of roads. In the old transit map of New York, streets such as 8th and 7th Avenue are completely obscured. New rendering is a cleaner, lighter, and more readable experience. To try this out for yourself, select “Transit” from the “More” drop-down on Google Maps in any city where transit is supported, or simply click on a transit station on the map itself. We hope that you have as much fun using our new transit maps as we did making them!,” states Google.


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