Google Maps is about to get more detailed. Google Maps is the world’s most preferred navigation app, which is now getting some visual enhancements and features, as announced by the search giant.
Google Maps is making its map more detailed and glaring. The motto behind this new update is to explore the world with its natural features so that one can easily distinguish between similar-looking things/places such as sand, arid banks and deserts from blue lakes, rivers, seashores and many more! Google said in a post, “You can know at a glance how lush and green a place is with vegetation, and even see if there are snow caps on the peaks of mountaintops”.
As per Google’s post, “For example, a densely covered forest can be classified as dark green, while an area of patchy shrubs could appear as a lighter shade of green”. The ‘colorful update’ will be available in all the 220 nations and regions in which Google Maps is present.
Stop wondering how exactly the color mapping method works and have a look at what Google says, “First, we use computer vision to identify natural features from our satellite imagery, looking specifically at arid, icy, forested, and mountainous regions. We then analyze these features and assign them a range of colors on the HSV color model. For example, a densely covered forest can be classified as dark green, while an area of patchy shrubs could appear as a lighter shade of green”.
The next feature in Google Maps app’s new update is, it is also getting new features for walkers, as the users will soon be able to see profoundly particular route information including the exact shape and width of the road. The users now can be able to view precisely where the footpaths, crosswalks and more are located.
Google says the more detailed maps of natural features will be rolling out starting this week across the world, and the search giant added that you see them by zooming out. The enhanced street designs for New York, San Francisco, and London are about to release in the coming months, with plans to add more cities over time.