Google Maps gets a new look

Google Maps gets a new look

It's also getting an updated color scheme, with new icons to identify points of interest like cafes, churches, museums, and hospitals.

According to a blog post by Liz Hunt, product manager at Google Maps, users will also be able to add a restaurant in the "want to go" list and that too will be reflected on the maps.

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Google Maps will highlight information that's relevant to the mode of transport being used. Gas stations will now appear more prominently during navigation, as will train stations on transit maps.

It's nearly hard to imagine these days how we've managed to survive the past decades without Google Maps and related services like Waze. For example, if you're in a new neighborhood and searching for a coffee shop, you could open the map to find the nearest orange icon (which is the color for Food & Drink spots). Google Maps will show the places scheduled on the calendar and will also show the location of a confirmed reservations from your mail.

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Google announced this week that it will be giving Google Maps, the web mapping service that launched in 2005, a fresh new look "that better reflects your world, right now". After that, the design will make its way to apps, websites and experiences offered via the Google Maps API.

The changes of features will be reflected in other apps that contains Google Maps information including Android Auto, Search, Assistant, and Earth.

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