Google has just officially announced that important news is coming to Maps. To change this time will not be the interface and functions, such as the recent return to Apple Watch, but the maps themselves: the goal is to show the user more information and in a more accurate and clean way.
From now on, in fact, the maps will be colored by a new algorithm in charge of processing and interpreting satellite images, and capable of recognizing different "biomes": in practice it means that we will see a forest for example dark green, while a prairie it will be light green. It will even be possible to understand if there is snow on the top of a peak or not. The amount of additional detail that will be shown is evident from the comparison that Google itself provides between the old (left) and new (right) version of the same map.
But that's not all: even the city maps will be much more detailed. We already knew that the function capable of showing when the traffic light is red is being studied: in this case the urban maps will gradually enrich (starting from London, New York and San Francisco) also showing sidewalks, pedestrian areas and the location of pedestrian crossings.
How long will it take to wait to try these novelties? Apparently not much: Google claims that the global release of the update will take place this week on all supported platforms.