What do

the different colors on Google Maps mean?

by: bhagyta gupta

Yellow Roads:

 These are like the main highways and busy streets in a city. They’re a bit yellowish and can be hard to spot. But if they look more orange, that means they’re actual highways!

White Roads:


Regular city streets are plain white. No fancy colors here—just the usual roads.

Dark Green Lines:


These show pedestrian or bicycle routes. You might find them in parks or green areas. But don’t be fooled—beside highways, they’re just concrete walkways.

Dark Gray Lines:


Thick ones represent tunnels, while thin ones are railways. Trains use those!

Solid Gray Buildings:


These are non-commercial areas, mostly residential neighborhoods. Light gray is regular homes, and dark gray is for special places like airports or big universities.


Green Areas:

Google uses different shades of green for parks, trees, and natural spots. So when you see green, think “nature.”

Orange Roads:


Orange means some slowdowns. It’s like saying, “Hey, take a deep breath, traffic’s a bit busy here.”

Red Roads:


Red is serious business. It means major traffic delays. Imagine a snail race—it’s slower than that!


Blue is the happy color. It means smooth sailing—no traffic jams.

Blue Roads: