This is a [great article] about the change in balance between cities and roads in Google Maps between 2010 and 2016.
He also compares Google Maps versions to an old printed map:
> Even though it’s from the early 1960s, the old map is more balanced than the Google map.
There are a lot of visualization lessons to be learned from cartography.
[great article]: http://www.justinobeirne.com/essay/what-happened-to-google-maps “What Happened to Google Maps?”