Google Maps makeover on the cards, will offer fullscreen maps

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google-maps-makeover.jpgGoogle are planning a significant re-design for the web version of their incredible Google Maps service.

Google Operating System, a blog dedicated to all things Google, have uncovered evidence to suggest that Google will be doing away with Maps’ current sidebar layout in favour of full screen maps.

Additional information, such as location details and directions, will appear as layover windows that float above the maps.

The new system will also offer users a filter option, plucking only the most recommended amenities or points of interest from a cluttered map, and highlighting places flagged up by Google+ circles pals.

While the report doesn’t pinpoint exactly when the new-look will land, it hints that next week’s annual Google I/O conference could see the re-design debut.

Gerald Lynch