Google Maps To Get A Major Design Overhaul
Alex Chitu reports Google is testing a new Google Maps interface, possibly to be launched next week at Google I/O.
The new interface is a complete and major overhaul of the current Google Maps user interface. The design and interface changes touch everything from the map colors, icons and text formats to dropping the navigation elements on the left hand side and adding in Google+ integration.
For example, you can filter local search results specifically to friends in your Google+ circles. The navigation seems to have been moved to button like methods, similar to how mobile apps work, with ad overlays hovering below the navigation menus.
Here are screen shots from Alex:
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