Google Maps gets a new logo for its 15th birthday
The logo was updated on the Google Maps website and its favicon as well as the various mobile apps.
For years, Google has used a square shape with a green field in the upper left dissected by yellow and white “roads” and a blue “body of water” at the bottom — and a giant red “pin” in the upper right set against a mid-gray.
Many of these colors remain in the new logo, which uses the center of the “pin” as the intersection of a blue to yellow “line” with a red and slightly darker blue above.
For its mobile apps, the icon also has another change — it’s now a white box with the “pin” icon in the middle, a design that better matches most of Google’s other mobile apps.