Google Maps rolling out with new visual improvements and more realistic views
Google has claimed that it has redefined evolving from a powerful navigational tool for its Google Maps to a robust daily companion that offers helpful information about where to go and what to do. Users will be noticing rolling out of the new visual improvements in the next week. Google says that this will bring even more detail and granularity to the map, making it easier to understand what an area looks like whether you’re exploring virtually or planning a visit.
In the last week, Google introduced a new feature that will help you make travel decisions with confidence in this pandemic. Google Maps offers satellite imagery, aerial photography, street maps, 360° interactive panoramic views of streets (Street View), real-time traffic conditions, and route planning for traveling by foot, car, bicycle, and air (in beta), or public transportation. In 2020, Google Maps was used by over 1 billion people every month.
Google reported in its blog that Google Maps has high-definition satellite imagery for over 98 percent of the world’s population. With the new update, the Maps will come with a new color-mapping algorithmic technique from which you can easily distinguish tan, arid beaches, and deserts from blue lakes, rivers, oceans, and ravines.
With these amazing new features, users will be able to use highly detailed street information in an effort to help users get around more safely and efficiently. It was also known that Google Maps will more accurately display sidewalks, crosswalks, and pedestrian islands are positioned. More accurate shapes and widths that match the scale of roads are coming as well.
With this update, Google Maps has one of the most comprehensive views of natural features on any major map app, with availability in all 220 countries and territories that Google Maps supports. That’s coverage for over 100M square kilometers of land or 18 billion football fields!, Google
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