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The History of Google Maps Design

Posted in Internet marketing by smallbusinessonlinecoach on January 21, 2012

I found this post interesting and I thought I’d share here:
I like to share interesting posts and information about internet marketing that read in my Google reader. Let me sort through the junk to bring you the real goods when comes to local internet marketing for small businesses. I thought this was super useful. if you like it be sure to share maybe subscribe to the authors blog: http://googlemapsmania.blogspot.com/ The design website Core77 has an interesting article by Willem Van Lancker, a Google Map User Experience and Visual Designer, called Google Maps: Designing the Modern Atlas.

Google Maps’ design evolution 2009 (top) – 2011 (bottom)

The article looks at the cartographic design decisions that have gone into creating Google Maps. Willem explains the historical design changes that Google Maps has undergone as well as examining the problems of trying to create a universal design that also reflects the needs and design expectations of regional users.

Localised coloration in the roadways of Tokyo, London, & Paris and 3d buildings in Seattle


http://googlemapsmania.blogspot.com/2012/01/history-of-google-maps-design.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GoogleMapsMania+%28Google+Maps+Mania%29) Don’t forget to comment and subscribe to the authors blog.

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