Google has announced the launch of new useful features for its Google Maps service. It is about expanding the capabilities of the “Streets in AR-mode” function. Also the geodata transfer will start working soon.
Function “Streets in AR-mode” appeared in Google Maps last year. With the help of augmented reality, it helps to better navigate. In this mode, the arrows, direction and distance indicators are superimposed directly on the real terrain image and help in navigation.
Now developers have added two new features to the function “Streets in AR-mode. They will be useful when the user is looking for a particular place or using public transport.
Landmarks for “Streets in AR-mode” will soon be available. Users will be able to see not only what the destination looks like in reality, but also the landmarks located nearby, which will allow you to better understand where you are and what is located around you. Landmarks can be famous buildings as well as easily recognizable places such as local parks and attractions.
“Streets in AR-mode” also became possible to use if the route includes a trip on public transport and walking area.
In addition, for Android and iOS users around the world will soon be available to transfer geodata with the function of “Streets in AR-mode”. Last month, users of Pixel smartphones got this opportunity.
In the coming weeks, new features will appear on the “Transport” and “Transfer of geodata” tabs in Google Maps for Android and iOS. Orientations will be available for users in 24 cities around the world: Amsterdam, Bangkok, Barcelona, Berlin, Budapest, Dubai, Florence, Istanbul, Kuala Lumpur, Kyoto, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Milan, Munich, New York, Osaka, Paris, Prague, Rome, San Francisco, Sydney, Tokyo, Vienna. The list of cities will be replenished.