Google tried to declutter the interface by removing elements that “aren’t absolutely required,” such as road outlines. They also updated the typography of street names, points of interest, transit stations and more “to make them more distinguishable from other things on the map,” Google added. Plus, Google Maps has the area of interests highlighted as you zoom into the map. This gives searchers a way to zoom into specific areas that they are more interested in. The highlight is done in an orange shade. Get the full story at Google