On Wednesday, Google announced the new version of Google Maps, Approval. It provides millions of satellite imagery with those captured by Google Street View.
The idea is to provide new ways for people to explore their map by allowing them to “fly” across areas of interest. According to Google, drones are not used. The results change because of the computer vision and the technology used to assemble these 3D images.
The announcement was made today at the annual developer conference, Google I / O.
“With our new vision, you will be able to know what a neighborhood, a popular area, a restaurant or a place looks like – and even what it was like before you even got inside.” the company said.
How does it work?
According to Google, the baptize see Allows you to follow the same area at different times of the day and weather, in addition to showing where the content is most crowded.
“Let’s say you’re planning to travel to London and want to find the best places and places to eat. With a quick search, you can fly across Westminster to see the surroundings and the great restaurants. songs from places like Big Ben come close. ” , highlights the company.
It is also possible to zoom in on the screen so that it gets closer to the road, for example, to check out nearby restaurants and see important information, such as if it is a very busy place. “You can look inside them to get a quick idea of the vibe of the place before your book,” says Google.
Google’s vice president of engineering Liz Reid compared the new features to those provided by Google Earth’s zoom, but in a nutshell, The Verge notes.
“It’s something we have, we abandoned it years ago and like, ‘Oh, here’s the thing,’ but it does not really work. Now technology has been around for a long time to make it worthwhile, ”he said.
LUB baptize see will be released in Los Angeles, London, New York, San Francisco and Tokyo later this year, with more cities to come.
* Collaborated with Bruna Souza Cruz, by Tilt.