Over the years, Google Maps has earned its place as the most complete GPS application. However, this Google service does much more than show you the way, it is also an important tool for exploring new places.
Thanks to the latest update to Google Maps, it will do a better job of distinguishing natural landscapes. Therefore, it will be much easier to know where a beach, the forest or a glacier is.
Google Maps will have even more detailed natural landscapes
Google Maps can be fantastic in many ways, but that’s not the case when you look at your representation of natural landscapes. This service has always had some difficulty in distinguishing mountains, beaches, deserts or dense forests.
Thanks to the new update that will start to be released this week, that distinction will be much better. The images that accompany this article are the simplest way to exemplify what will change in the coming days.
To achieve these results, Google says it has relied on satellite imagery and a new algorithmic color mapping technique. Putting the technical terms aside, the result is much more true to reality than the one that had been used until now.
Streets will also have more details
In addition to the change in the representation of landscapes, Google Maps will start to more assertively illustrate the streets. Instead of always having the same straight lines for your representation, we will also have more details.
This means that with the new update it will be possible to see small details like sidewalks or crosswalks. However, this feature is currently limited to New York, San Francisco and London.
This feature will take a little longer to reach users, and Google has promised to make it available in the coming months. There is still the promise to add more cities in the future.
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