Google Maps Now Highlighting Borders Of Cities, Postal Codes & More

Google Maps has added a feature where it will highlight in a pink color the borders of a city, postal code or other borders based on your search.

To see it yourself, go to Google Maps and search for a city name or even a zip code. You will see a pinkish highlight around the border.

Based on your zoom level, as you zoom out, Google will highlight the whole area, not just the borders, in the pink color.

Again, you can try it for searches like [Mountain View, CA] or postal codes like [10010] but certain borders are hard to make out, like those in New York City.

Hat tip to Google Operating System for spotting this.

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  • http://www.ericnagel.com/ Eric Nagel

    I saw this yesterday, but couldn’t figure out what it was until I searched my hometown. Where’s the Google Maps legend???

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