News hardware Google Maps goes up a gear with this stunning novelty
During its conference for developers this Wednesday, May 11, Google presented the future of its services, with a multitude of new possibilities. This new feature on Google Maps particularly caught our attention.
Google Maps adds 3D mapping
The Google I/O takes place every year and mainly focuses on new software releases. Google obviously had a lot to tell us, and among other things dwelt on what Google Maps will soon have to offer.
When we want to explore a city and get an idea of what the places we want to go look like, we like to get precise information to avoid unpleasant surprises.
Google Maps is by far the most used navigation application, and it intends to remain so without resting on its laurels. Google is preparing to integrate 3D mapping, with the “Immersive View” function.
Concretely, it is an almost exact reproduction of places, in color and in 3 dimensions. And the least we can say is that it is quite impressive. You can select a place said, and admire it at different times of the day, while checking the information of affluence or the weather.
An interior view of the buildings thanks to Google photos
But the most amazing thing is that Google promises to add the possibility of seeing the interior of a bar or restaurant, directly from the application.. But how is this possible?
No need for a drone, Google Maps uses all the photos from previous customers and a bit of artificial intelligence to recreate an animation giving the impression of entering the place and visiting it. If all this materializes, the surroundings will literally have no more secrets for you.
Best of all, this option isn’t just for Google Pixel owners, or even Android. Any smartphone should be able to use it.
As you can imagine with this kind of innovation, not everyone will be entitled to it at the same time. Only Los Angeles, London, New York and San Francisco will be compatible for now, with Tokyo to follow later this year.
The Google project is not an easy task and we can only hope to see cities like Paris adopt this function during the year 2023.