Published: Sat, November 18, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Cory Rios

Say, HELLO, To The BRAND NEW Google Maps!

Say, HELLO, To The BRAND NEW Google Maps!

First up, the different maps - driving, navigation, transit, and explore - will now better highlight the most relevant information. It's a pretty useful change, considering previously, Maps would be filled with identical blue-colored icons for stores, cafes, and doctor's offices.

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. If you're travelling through transit, it will show you train stations.

There are new icons and new colour schemes to the places like a cafe, church, museum or hospital. You might not see gas stations when you're on public transportation, for example.

Google announced in an update that its Maps platform underwent a partial redesign that aims to make it quicker and easier for users to find places depending on their usage.

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The broad categories include Food and Drink, Shopping, Health, Entertainment/Leisure, Services, Civil Services/Worship, Outdoor, and Transport.

These changes to the Maps feature will also be rolled out to the other apps that incorporate Google Maps information, like Assistant, Search, Earth and Android Auto.

The web mapping service will be synced with mail and Google Calendar. Eventually they'll also crop up in third-party apps and sites that use Maps.

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