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Some colors are obvious, but some are not (at least to me). For example, what does it mean when an area is shaded pink?

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Pink are usually hospitals or medical offices. –  Joel H Apr 7 '12 at 20:58

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http://searchengineland.com/google-maps-now-highlighting-borders-of-cities-postal-codes-more-108589

If I search by postal code, the area for that postal code has a pink outline, when zooming back, the whole section is covered in pink. Same thing for a City, or a county , state, or even country.
So any area that is a specific region for the search input it highlights in pink.

Some of the legend info varies on map type and region.

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White roads = Normal streets
Yellow roads = main streets/roads
Orange roads = highways
Very light gray = Normal areas (houses, buildings, etc)
green = Parks
Light green = forest
Light brown = Universities
Grey = Factories, harbors and other heavy duty areas.

And one thing what I specially simply love!
Light red = hospitals.

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Do you have a source for this? Or is it just your observation? –  Al E. Apr 24 at 23:01

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