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Google Maps celebrates its fifteenth birthday with several new updates

Google Maps celebrates its fifteenth birthday with several new updates
The Siliconreview
07 Febuary, 2020

This week marked the fifteenth birthday of the world’s first navigation app- Google Maps. In order to commemorate the popularly used app, several new changes had been made in order to better it and give it a new face.  “Explore,” “Commute,” “Saved,” “Contribute” and “Updates” features were further explained at a media presentation that took place earlier this week. The logo will receive a makeover where the previous map icon will be replaced by a two dimensional pin symbol. While this is the first change that will be implemented, there will be various other updates too.

“In publicly celebrating its 15th birthday, Google will host a NYC Google Maps Experience from Friday, Feb. 7 through Sunday, Feb. 9, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., in the Flatiron Plaza beside Madison Square Park.The general public can interact with a physical representation of the new Google Maps icon, which in structure releases a sealed envelope with the press of a button.To help future riders, users can answer a short survey within Google Maps about their experience on recent trips,” according to a report by Forbes.

Some of the massive changes to take place are: introduction of a woman’s section for security purposes, information of surveillance cameras and security guard postings, transport etc.