As you may already know, you can choose to show US City Limits on your county lines map by checking the “Also show US city limits” checkbox in the lower left corner of the map.
If you’ve done that before, and happened to be looking in a busy metro area, you get a somewhat jumbled mess of red lines, making it hard to distinguish counties and cities. Here’s what it used to look like:
Now, when you check the “Also show US city limits” checkbox, you can still see the red county outlines, AND now you get a colorful array of cities gracefully outlined in light grey:
Hopefully this way it’s easier to distinguish the county lines (red) from the cities (light gray, lightly filled in with pastel colors). But who am I kidding, it’s New York, so it’s still going to look kinda busy!
By the way, don’t forget you can also show the names of the counties on the map by checking the “Show county labels” checkbox in the lower left corner:
Head on over to the County Lines on Google Maps tool and check it out!