Google Maps updates map design, highlights areas of interest and adds business photo carousel

by Barry Schwartz
Google has updated the design of the maps interface to make it easier for their maps users to navigation and discover places. This update was done across Google Maps on desktop, Android and iOS and specifically impacts the maps interface. Google tried to declutter the interface by removing elements that “aren’t absolutely required” such as road outlines.Read the full article

Google Maps: find hot spots in your city

As you explore the new Google Maps look, you’ll notice areas shaded in orange representing “areas of interest”—places where there’s a lot of activities and things to do. To find an “area of interest” just open Google Maps and look around you. When you’ve found an orange-shaded area, zoom in to see more details about each venue and tap one for more info. Whether you’re looking for a hotel in a hot spot or just trying to determine which way to go after exiting the subway in a new place, “areas of interest” will help you find what you’re looking for with just a couple swipes and a zoom.