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The new Google Maps

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The new Google Maps Daniel (Google Community Manager) 5/15/13 11:53 AM

Hello Google Maps Community,

Today, we’re excited to announce the latest update to Google Maps. In place of our previous, static map, you will now find that Google Maps is immersively interactive. Try clicking just about anywhere to surface more information and to make the map more relevant to you. Every interaction dynamically changes the map in order to surface information relevant to the location, search topic, and your search history. For example, if you click on a hamburger place on the map, other nearby locations and nearby food will be highlighted as well.

For more information on the launch, check out the Google Maps blog and learn more about the new Google Maps in our Help Center.

Frequently Asked Questions in the community:

  • How do I get my hands on the new Google Maps?

  • What are the system requirements to run the new Google Maps?

    • Certain requirements must be met for the new Google Maps to fully function. Learn about system requirements.

  • What is Lite mode?

    • Lite mode is enabled by default on some older browsers and operating systems, as well as on browsers that do not support WebGL and on systems where WebGL is known to be unstable. You can see if you are in lite mode by looking for the "Lite mode" indicator in the bottom right corner of the map. Learn more about Lite mode.

  • How can I submit feedback and/or report data problems?

    • There’s a feedback tool built directly into the new Google Maps. To open the feedback tool click the “Help & Feedback” button in the top right corner, and click “Send general feedback” or “Report a data problem”. Alternatively you can also click “Report a problem” in the bottom right corner. Learn more.

If the Help Center or the answers above don’t address your questions, please read through the posts in the “new Google Maps” category of the forum.

Happy Mapping,


Google Maps Community Manager