New look for Google Maps.
I’ve been trying out the new look Google Maps and really like it. Everything seems much less cluttered, and there’s a few new features. For example a search for “Sushi, Boston” shows up with the results labelled directly on a map with the most relevant results in larger print.
Google Now style info-cards show information on any clicked location or business at the side of the map, and a minimal search bar at the top left corner stays out of the way while browsing maps.
Overlays are quickly available to show traffic levels and bicycle-friendly routes. 3D Earth view is also integrated in the browser and can be accessed in a similar way to going into Street View, and a carousel of photos along the bottom gives you more quick ways to view a given location. The carousel offers photos or panoramas uploaded by other users, or street view shots from around the area.
Google also claims that the new Maps will learn from your past searches and preferences and change what is displayed on the map to highlight more information relevant to you at any given time.