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Google Maps updated with new design, features

Google Maps has also updated colour scheme and introduced new icons for different sections.

tech Updated: Nov 16, 2017 14:20 IST
Google Maps updated with new look and features.
Google Maps updated with new look and features.(REUTERS)

Google on Wednesday announced rolling out a new design for Maps application. The company has updated sections such as driving, navigation, transit and explore maps to highlight information that are the most relevant to users.

The company has also updated colour scheme and added new icons to help the users quickly identify exactly what kind of point of interest they are looking at. Places like a cafe, church, museum or hospital will have a designated colour and icon so that it’s easy to find that type of destination on the map.

People will see these changes over the next few weeks in all Google products that incorporate Google Maps, including the Assistant, Search, Earth and Android Auto, Liz Hunt and Product Manager, Google Maps said in a blog post.

The new style will also appear in the apps, websites and experiences offered by companies that use Google Maps APIs as well. The company recently announced that one can now virtually visit all planets and moons in our solar system using Google Maps.

Google Maps now enables a visit to Saturn’s natural satellites such as Enceladus, Dione or Iapetus, Rhea and Mimas as well as Jupiter’s Europa and Ganymede.

Google has also added to its lineup imagery of Pluto, Venus and several moons as well as made it easier to find them in maps.