Google Maps will gain an impressive new “immersive view” later this year

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Google Maps is about to get a new immersive view for cities that uses artificial intelligence and high-quality 3D rendering to simulate real-time data, Google has announcement.

With advancements in computer vision and AI allowing us to merge billions of Street View and aerial images to create a rich digital model of the world, we’re introducing a whole new way to explore with Maps. With our new immersive view, you can experience what a neighborhood, landmark, restaurant, or popular spot looks like — and even feel like you’re there before you even set foot there. So whether you’re traveling somewhere new or looking for hidden local gems, the immersive view will help you make the most informed decisions before you go.

As the video shows, the new immersive view deftly mixes live traffic, weather and star data from Google Maps, Google Earth and Street View with animated digital models that even include neat touches like birds flying over buildings, animated landmarks and reflective bodies. some water.

Users will also be able to explore in and around businesses rendered in detailed 3D representations where datasets are available.

Google says Immersive View will work on “pretty much any phone and device” and will start rolling out in Los Angeles, London, New York, San Francisco and Tokyo later this year, with more cities to come. .

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