MapQuest Gets a Fresh Coat of Paint

Earlier this week, Google updated the look of its mapping service and now MapQuest has done the same. The goal is to improve readability and give more accurate details such has a building’s proportional footprint compared to the streets around it.

Additionally, MapQuest says they’ve added new imagery for terrain and vegetation for Levels 4-9. Here’s before and after screenshots of Philadelphia, per the official MapQuest blog:

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