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Google quietly releases the gigantic Google Maps update for certain clients

A year ago, the organization reported refreshed street-level details that would provide us with more data about a particular location, and now it would seem that four regions out there are getting this update.

All the more explicitly, London, New York City, San Francisco, and Tokyo are updated with a lot of new subtleties on Google Maps, including precisely scaled street widths, pathways and stairs in parks, sidewalks, crosswalks, and medians and pedestrian islands.

“In some cities around the world, you can now find street-level details, like crosswalks, sidewalks, and true-to-scale road widths, within Maps. These details help you more accurately explore an area and make plans before you visit. This can be especially helpful when you navigate on foot or have accessibility needs, like wheelchair or stroller requirements,” Google explains on a support page.

As others have seen, as well, there’s nothing you can do to get this Google Maps update, as the entire thing is powered by a server-side switch. All in all, regardless of whether you are running the most recent Google Maps versions, be they steady or beta, the search giant itself needs to empower the refreshed maps subtleties for your gadget.

Obviously, Google will soon bring a similar update to more regions across the world, as the rollout is occurring slowly. The amount of work needed to give such precise subtleties is clearly gigantic, so it could take some time until more modest urban areas out there get a similar street-level refresh.

Meanwhile, Google is likewise working on bringing the Google Maps driving mode to more clients. This feature is at present in the preview stage in the United States for Android clients, and the organization is relied upon to release extra upgrades and grow accessibility consistently.

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