Google Maps New Direction Icons

Jun 2, 2010 • 8:49 am | comments (1) by | Filed Under Other Google Topics

I am told this is about a week or so old, but I haven't really seen any posts on it yet. Google Maps has changed the way they let users pick the type of directions they want. Instead of showing a drop down, defaulted to car directions, they now show you icons above the directions box.

Here is a screen capture of the new design:

New Google Map Directions Options

Here is the old design:

Google Maps directions

I posted this at the Google Maps Help forum and top contributor, Barry Hunter (nice first name, btw), confirmed that they are new. He said:

Yes definitely new. Last couple of weeks at most.

They used to be presented as a dropdown under the text entry boxes.

They definitely make the options stand out, which is a good thing.

Forum discussion at Google Maps Help.

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