The new Google Maps update introduces new details to towns and city streets, making the user experience even more complete and full of useful information for navigation.
Google Maps: the update is coming
Bigg continues to improve its Google Maps app daily; Yesterday several visual enhancements for the mobile software were announced, such as image details, virtual travel information, or when planning a visit to a certain location. Updating Maps gives a more natural look to an area; as Google explains on its blog:
Exploring a place gives you a glimpse of its natural features, so you can easily distinguish tanned and arid beaches and deserts from lakes, rivers, oceans, and blue ravines. You can know at a glance how lush and green a place is with greenery and also see if there are snow-capped peaks on the mountain tops.
The Mountain View giant has also added more images to Maps; this is true thanks to the high definition satellite photos which cover 98% of the world population. In addition, a new algorithmic color mapping technique has been added, leading Google to be more complete by adding more realistic details and colors that make it easier to understand the environment of a specific area.
Also comes ” one of the most comprehensive views of natural features on any major map app, with availability in all 220 countries and territories supported by Google Maps “. This coverage is equivalent to over 100 million square kilometers of land or 18 billion football fields. Google states in this regard:
This update is visible no matter what area you’re looking at, from the largest metropolitan areas to small rural towns. In addition to helping users visualize the natural conditions of a country and region, Google Maps will soon provide more detailed road information. The positionings of sidewalks, pedestrian crossings, and pedestrian areas will be displayed, all important information for those in a wheelchair or pushing a stroller; it is also useful for those people who take solo walks due to the pandemic. In the coming months, detailed street maps will be rolled out to New York, London and San Francisco, and more cities will be added over time.
The developers of Google Maps Platform will soon be able to use the new look for their maps. We remind you that you can install Google Maps both on your iOS device by downloading it from the App Store and on your Android smartphone, by searching for it in the Play Store.
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