The Importance (and Color) of Roads are Fading

Justin O’Beirne published a fascinating post on the recent changes to Google Maps. It started off as a comparison between Apple Maps and Google Maps, but then he shows how Google first changed many things (less saturated colors, flattened textures, skinnier roads) last year in preparation for a huge change in maps this year: going from a road finder to a place finder. 

If you are a fan of UI, UX, or maps, you need to read this post.