Google Maps received an update in August last year, which added more color to physical maps to make geographic information more distinct. At the time, the company had revealed that it was working to add similar details to the roadmaps, which would clearly show things like sidewalks and city crossings. Last month, Google introduced these changes to some users, adding some crosswalks and some building numbers to their apps. Finally, the mode circulates to the general public of four major cities.
- London, United Kingdom
- New York, USA
- San Francisco, USA
- Tokyo, Japan
As you can see in the screenshots below, the Google Maps app accurately displays details such as road width, rounded corners and vegetation on the road. It also clearly shows pedestrian crossings, islets and much more in the aforementioned locations. The additional details are expected to help both pedestrians and people with disabilities Needs to design the route them more effectively.
In addition, the parks will show the true width of the paths in dark green, along with the stairs that will be presented in gray. If you have already received the update, you should you can to see these details zooming in at street level in one of these cities.
The detailed view of the street is released as an update on his part server and should reach most users in the coming days. Google may do the same for other sites in the future months. But at the moment the company has not opened its papers so we do not know what its next plans are for this mode.
Source of information: xda-developers.com