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This article was published on November 19, 2010

Google experimenting with new Maps features

Google experimenting with new Maps features
Courtney Boyd Myers
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Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups gr Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups grow internationally. Previously, she was the Features Editor and East Coast Editor of TNW covering New York City startups and digital innovation. She loves magnets + reading on a Kindle. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter @CBM and .

This morning, our TNW friend Jake Rieskamp tipped us off to a new look in Google Maps. We noticed that the icons on the right side used to be simple text buttons, but now they are small icons.

We finally got the official word from Google:

As part of our ongoing effort to help users quickly and easily find the information they’re looking for, we’re currently running an experiment in which some people see a different layout for the accessing layers in Google Maps. The feature is currently limited to a small number of users.

Do you have access to new Google Maps? If so, what do you think?