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Google Maps Gets a Facelift

After almost five years of development, Google Maps continues to refine and re-establish its position as the leader of, well, everything Maps!

Recently, the Google Maps blog announced updates: walkways, bus stops, address labels, street width, and even an improved font!  Although some of the changes don’t exactly POP OUT, when combined, the changes are significant to the naked eye.

Below is an example of the Before and After of London.  At first, you might not see the difference, but if you spend a few seconds comparing them, you will notice the map of the city has improved visibility.  For instance, when looking at the center of the map, the roads are more accurate, detailed, and visible from a further zoom-out ratio.

groovyPost New Detail added to Google Maps  Google Maps in London, now you can see the roads like never before

Take a look at your local maps and see for yourself the new changes.

Evolving the look of Google Maps

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