An exciting new feature has been added to Google Maps to help you explore selected cities like birds flying in the sky.
Immersive View Dubbed, the feature uses Google’s satellite imagery and its Street View shots to create a computer-generated 3D model of a location.
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“We’ve been able to put them together so we can understand, well, these are the heights of the building,” said Liz Reed, VP of engineering at Google. “How do we integrate it into the street scene? How can we combine this with the aerial view to create something that looks like you were there?
Google Maps’ new ‘Immersive View’ integrates Street View with Satellite: https://t.co/N99mv1RGCj pic.twitter.com/NtZ7Zd2mG8
– The Verge (verge) May 11, 2022
Google says Emerging View will work on almost any phone and device and will initially launch in Los Angeles, London, New York, San Francisco and Tokyo. Additional cities are “coming soon,” the technology giant confirmed in a blog post.
“Looking for a place to have lunch? Go down the street to explore nearby restaurants and see helpful information such as live bustle and nearby traffic,” added Maryam Daniel, VP of Google Maps. You can see them inside. “
Separately, Google Map’s eco-friendly routing option has also been introduced in the United States and Canada. This mode of navigation allows users to select the most fuel-efficient route, reducing fuel consumption and reducing emissions. Google says the mode has already been used to travel 86 billion miles abroad and save an estimated half a million metric tons of carbon emissions or more than the equivalent of 100,000 cars off the road.
Introducing an immersion scene – a whole new way to explore Google Maps
– Google Maps (googlemaps) May 11, 2022