Thursday, June 30, 2011

Google Maps - Map style improved, roads thinner, ...

In yet another several improvements to Google products, Google Maps is of course included too.

Some of the ongoing incremental improvements to the style of our maps:

1. Roads thinner and more discernible, and improved treatment of tunnels so they don't look so much like they're above ground:


2. Roads used to overlap in some places. This is improved by making the map more navigable and providing a better sense of the city structure:


3. Add detail and feel easier to read:


4. Improvement in our styling of building models, which makes the map less overwhelming and the road labels easier to read:


Minor Style Updates, Major Improvements [via]

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