Current support for vector rendering is pretty spotty. Also, with differences in WebGL implementations, it may be hard to make images look clean, well anti-aliased across all platforms. Traditional PNG images look essentially the same, aren’t excessively large, and the tech is universal. Personally I doubt this small technical detail should be the topic of most concern. There are a lot more feature related issues with Google Maps which are probably more worth spending time on. For example, it’s almost impossible to look up an arbitrary location’s address on iOS, and search often returns completely random results, with a difficult interface for looking for better results. When using Google maps, each level of zoom is a separate set of bitmaps because a separate level of information needs to be depicted. For example: At one level a highway may be rendered as a single pixel-wide line. At a higher zoom level that same highway is rendered as an outline with a separate edge color and fill color. At an even higher zoom level that same highway may be rendered with as multiple outlines to show frontage roads and main lanes. At some zoom levels smaller streets are omitted, but at higher levels even the outlines of buildings are represented. Each layer of Zoom in Google maps is carefully thought out to show you enough information to be useful. If you need more, you simply zoom in. This presents a huge amount of problems rendering vectors on the fly. Not only does the amount of information change, but all the labels need to adapt to the view as well so you don’t have giant type that is useless or type that is too small to read. What you see on your device is ultimately pixels anyway, so having vector information delivered to your device is just going to require your device to render it into pixels, instead of serving up pixels in the first place. You can enable the vector based solution on your desktop by looking for the option in the lower left corner. The solution has not been made available in Google Maps for iOS. Personally, I have noticed that the classic interface loads faster and looks nicer so I will be sticking by the traditional bitmap solution for now. Why is Google choosing Intel to provide the processor for the next Google Glass version instead of using Texas Instruments again? Why is Google choosing Intel to provide the processor for the next Google Glass version instead of using Texas Instruments again? Will we see a completely different Hillary v. Bernie debate in Brooklyn than the previous 2016 Democratic Party presidential debates? I don’t know about ‘completely different,’ but yes — given what we’ve seen in the last week (e.g., Bernie saying that ‘Hillary is not qualified to be President’) — you’d think that Bernie is going to be somewhat more aggressive in this debate. If he can’t make New York close, he almost certainly can’t win the nomination, so he’s pretty motivated to take risk here. Eisenhower – not remotely conservative, opposed the military industrial complex. Did nothing to dismantle any New Deal programs, started the HEW department First, ask them, ‘Do you think a large number of Republicans would vote for a socialist?’ They will probably tell you No. Then tell them, ‘In Bernie Sanders last election to the Senate, he got tens of thousands of Republican votes. Do you think that tens of thousands of Republican voters were somehow hoodwi… Source.