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Google adds augmented reality in Maps to search for places and aerial views of more monuments

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During the presentation of Search On of Google, the technology company presented a series of improvements and new features that will reach the devices of people with Google Maps.

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The platform will present a version that includes advances in computer vision and predictive models. Among the features that will be available in the service of Google in the coming months are:

neighborhood atmosphere

With a system that integrates Artificial Intelligence (AI), in addition to data that is issued by users, Google Maps will have the ability to display a series of points of interest with reference photos and information that may be useful.

Neighborhood atmosphere on Google Maps (Google)
Neighborhood atmosphere on Google Maps (Google)
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This feature will be of great help to people who are entering an unfamiliar area or who want to know more about the environment they will be in during a trip.

According to Google, this feature may be tested on devices iOS and Android in the coming months.

Aerial and immersive views

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In addition, Google indicated during its presentation that more than 250 aerial views of monuments recognized worldwide in search of benefiting an immersive aspect of the maps that are displayed in the app.

For the benefit of users, a Program that you will learn the trends of the places that are shown in screen and determine what they will look like the next day or any other time several days in advance.

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Aerial view on Google Maps (Google)
Aerial view on Google Maps (Google)

For those who want to take a look inside a local, Google Maps will also allow you to enter them with street view.

Search with live views

Since its launch three years ago, Live Views have been a different way of viewing maps in a much more immersive way using Augmented Reality (AR) to view directions, directions, and possible routes.

Now, Google increased a feature in this feature called “Search with live views”which allows you to pinpoint exact locations within the AR view and is automatically displayed on the screen like a node.

Search with live views of Google Maps (Google)
Search with live views of Google Maps (Google)

This feature will be officially launched in cities like London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Paris, and Tokyo for device users. Android and iOS.

Support for sustainable business operations

The ecological routes are already applicable in Google Maps for users in the United States, Canada, and some countries in Europe with the aim of supporting the reduction of the carbon footprint of people who move around cities with vehicles.

These provide a more suitable route, which will not necessarily be shorter, in order to reduce the impact of contamination on the environment. environment. People who do not want to use this feature can opt for a alternative route which will also appear on the device screen, although it will not have a leaf-shaped mark, thus indicating that the chosen route is not eco-friendly.

Google, for its part, announced that this service will begin to expand to developers who use Maps to create their applications.

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