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Google Maps preparing to realize the possibilities of AR in live view

Google Maps preparing to realize the possibilities of AR in live view

First live view concept When Google demonstrated at I / O 2018, the marks and overlay information of the Maps application was seen in the real world. It was a more full-featured AR experience, not limited to walking directions. At the age of two, Google is preparing to realize its original vision.

so end of Search in 2020 Today, Google announced that it will provide “useful information about the location directly from within Live View.” A brief demo showed a pin floating in the place that first identified what type of store or restaurant the place was. This description is followed by whether it is open and when it is closed.

Users can tap to see the star rating and whether they are currently busy. The compact sheet slides up to open the standard list. Google sells this feature as “just point the camera” to get information.

Those overlays will be built on Google Maps Already displayed AR-style location marker in Street View. Tappable annotations, like overhead maps, identify the type of business and make it easy to “get more information about where you’re exploring.” As mentioned in June:

Shows street-level business information for easy access to phone numbers and photos. This feature was built in 2017 based on museum artwork annotations and will be rolled out to Google Maps for Android and the web.

This clearly laid the foundation for live view, and this feature will be available “in the coming months.”

I / O 2018

At the beginning of October, Google announced what this feature would look like. Overlay nearby landmarks Using live view to assist AR navigation Calibration Your current location and orientation.I still have Sharing your current location A place to find friends using Live View instead of a place.You can also access Without starting full navigation mode For faster interaction.


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