According to a recent official blog post by the search engine giant, we are soon going to get a redesigned version of Google Maps. There was a time when Google Maps was not a preferable mapping system for many people. However, over the years, there is quite a lot of changes happened also in future Google will be making a lot of changes.
In the recent blog post, Liz Hunt the product manager of Google Post said The world is an ever-evolving place. And as it changes, Google Maps changes with it. As roads close, businesses open, or local events happen in your neighborhood, you’ll see it on Google Maps. When you schedule an event using Google Calendar, get a reservation confirmation in Gmail, or add a restaurant to your “Want to Go” list, Google Maps reflects that too. Now, we’re updating Google Maps with a new look that better reflects your world, right now.
Liz hunt also added further that the search engine giant Google has changed the color schemes and added some new icons. So it will be easy for the users to find out places like a café, school, Hospital or church also it will help them to find that type of destinations on the Google map. For an example, if you are at a place simply looking for a coffee shop. Then you can open your Google Map app and then you have to look for the nearest orange icon. The orange color here represents the Food & Drink restaurants.
However, the new design of the Google maps is not completely rolled out yet. The company still working on some features and testing out everything. But they are looking ahead to roll out the new updates in the next few weeks. Also over the time, the Company will roll out the same changes for the Web version too. Also, the companies that use Google Map APIS will get to see the changes as well. However to know about the icons for a movie theater or hospital you can check out the official blog post. It has all the details regarding the new icons and color scheme.