Windows 10 Maps update gets ready for heavy Creators Update revamp

By: Costea Lestoc
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The new Windows 10 Creators Update is coming very soon and Microsoft is eager to get everything up and running perfectly for the launch of the biggest update coming to the platform in a very long time. One of the most recent updates recently surfaced and targets the popular Maps platform.

All the changes that have been implemented seek to bring a better connection between the web medium and the Universal Windows Platform, one of Microsoft’s initiatives focused on unifying the Windows platform with the Xbox gaming console.

A lot of features have been improved

There are multiple things that are different in the new and improved service, such as the enhancement of its 3D engine. Also, the capabilities it possesses while offline have also greatly increased. Furthermore, the entire app does a way better job when it comes to routing.

New APIs brings more possibilities

Map styling APIs have also received fresh additions which users looking to come up with their own design made use of. The new map customization features are supported not only in the online medium but in the offline one as well. This is because offline is supported by all the layers when it comes to vector mode. Speaking about support, it is worth mentioning that Japan, China, and South Korea are currently not part of the supported countries for these new features.

There are different styles

There are multiple new map styles such as Winter Map, Spooky Map, or even Gray Map. They are all courtesy of the Windows 10 Map Control feature and bring new and innovative features and characteristics to the Maps app overall.

It would seem that Microsoft really wants to bring its software up to speed and prepare it for entering a new generation of performance and efficiency as far as software evolution is concerned. While Maps is just the tip of the iceberg, more similar projects are to be expected with the arrival of Microsoft’s Windows 10 Creators Update.

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