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Google Maps Sports New Look & Feel
Don’t be alarmed the next time you use Google Maps: Yes, pretty much everything looks just a little bit different than it did yesterday.
There’s not a single, major change; instead, almost all of the individual pieces of the Google Maps interface have been updated: the red marker pins, the navigation controls, the Satellite/Earth/Traffic/etc. widget boxes, the Directions and My Places links and more.
Google announced the changes late Thursday in a blog post on the also-redesigned Google LatLong blog, which also sports a new Blogger template (with a terrible user interface, in my opinion).