Increase contrast in Google Maps
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** Right-click (Mac: control-click) the Earth/Satellite button to toggle! **
This extension increases the contrast on Google Maps so it's easier to see buildings and roads.
It works for both traditional Google Maps at maps.google.com and the new one at www.google.com/maps.
Toggling to Earth/Satellite mode turns off the extra contrast.
By right clicking the Earth/Satellite button you can toggle the extra contrast independently.
The extra contrast is implemented using a CSS -webkit-filter and is determined experimentally. There probably exists better filter than this one, and the filter will be improved in the future. Please feel free to send suggestions.
* Entering or leaving street view does not automatically toggle the contrast, yet.
* Labels become a bit blocky.
* The extension asks for permission to *all pages* because I didn't have time to enumerate all top-level domains for Google Maps such as www.google.de/maps and www.google.co.jp/maps (there are lots).