Google Maps Getting Color Coded Makeover And Brighter UI
Google is updating its Maps appearance and experience. The company has changed colors and added icons to communicate to places and business types. The palette is also brighter.

The tech giant is updating the Maps color scheme and adding new icons so you can more easily explore your points of interest.

When driving or transit mode, Google will automatically highlight those places which it experiences relevant to the consumer’s if you are in the driving mode, and Google Maps will have the gas stations highlighted. In the same way, consumers can also have the train stations highlighted when in transit mode.

It has defined certain colors for recognizing it easily and the classification is mentioned below:

Orange or Gold stands for food and drink.
Royal Blue stands for shopping.
Lavender stands for services.
Turquoise stands for entertainment
Green stands for outdoor activities and places.
As roads close, businesses open, or any local events happening in your neighborhood, you’ll see it on Google Maps. When you use Google Calendar to schedule an event, get a confirmation for a reservation in Gmail, or add a restaurant to your “Want to Go” list, Google Maps reflects that too.

The company says the modifications will roll out during the upcoming several weeks and also be shown on all “products that include Google Maps, such as the followers, Lookup, Earth and Android Auto” All these UI modifications will also look in third-party programs and websites that uses the Google Maps API.

Google Maps was launched in 2005, since then Google Maps has received multiple makeovers over the years, with new features being added all the time.

Most recently, Google announced wait times for Maps (and Search) that’ll show you the approximate wait time at your favorite restaurant so you can decide if it’s worth lining up, or whether you should choose somewhere else for dinner.

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