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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Google Maps

This week Google Maps began using a new symbology on its maps.line features and place names are now outlined/shadowed, making the maps much easier to read. The new maps are more aesthetically pleasing, professional-looking, and sharper at every scale:

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They actually remind me of the maps put out by Alexandria Drafting Company (ADC), the local standard in road atlases for a good long time.

1 comment:

Froggie said...

I love the ADC maps. I've gone so far as to buy some of the newer atlases (the ones that switched to the new Mid-Atlantic coordinate system) and stitched them together into a "mega-regional atlas" that extends from York to Fredericksburg...