Google Maps update includes more colorful images and sidewalk info


Along with serving to you discover your approach, the most recent Google Maps replace will assist you realize extra particulars about any given space at a look. Beginning this week, Google will shade maps with colours primarily based on satellite tv for pc imagery so you possibly can simply inform the distinction between forests and seashores. The replace will likely be obtainable worldwide and can cowl quite a lot of pure and artifical options. 

Whereas the refined shade palette is supposed that will help you perceive regional options, a future replace will supply extra element on a a lot smaller scale. Google says it can roll out extra granular data on streets so you possibly can see their actual dimension at scale along with the places of sidewalks, crosswalks and pedestrian islands. 

The extra detailed avenue photos will begin rolling out in London, New York and San Francisco within the coming months. 


Google Maps will present the situation of vital options like crosswalks. 


Google introduced each adjustments in a blog post on Tuesday, however did not supply a timeline on a broader rollout of the extra granular view. 

The colour mapping replace will supposedly not simply be for giant panorama options both. Google will use laptop imagery to point out extra coloration on areas similar to cities, suburbs and rural cities. 

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Andrew Gebhart