Google Maps dominates the web when it comes to ease of use, information, directions, and all together utility. But that doesn’t mean that the search giant is willing to rest on their laurels.
According to the official Google System’s Blog, Google will soon relaunch a redesign that removes the sidebar and place everything on top of the full-screen map. This should play better with mobile devices that aren’t running the actual Google Map app or when a user is redirected to Google Maps while in their browser. They’ve also added a few new features such as the ability to limit local searches to places recommended by top view or your Google Plus circles. Google also says they’ll update map colors, icons, and text styles.
When will Google roll out their newly designed map? It’s TBD, but with Google I/O hitting next week, there is a good chance you’ll see it in less than 7 day’s time. That said, I suggest you checkout Waze, which let’s you easily share your drive with anyone. I wrote about it last week.