Monday, December 19, 2011

Typography improvements on Google Maps

We just launched a couple of nice typography improvements on Google Maps. We now have clearer country/state/province labeling with the introduction of text tracking and more distinct styles, and a new treatment for water bodies makes it easier to distinguish water labels from land labels. Both combine to make the map a little more legible and less noisy, as you can see from the below before/after screenshots:

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