Google Maps gets augmented reality search results

Google Maps loves augmented reality. After launching augmented reality walking navigation in 2019 and indoor AR navigation in 2021, it is now displaying off augmented reality search results.

Augmented reality search results will put markers in your video feed, positioned in 3D house. It’s a dream interface for augmented reality goggles, however for now, it would solely work on a telephone.

As regular for Maps AR options, this will likely be powered by Google Maps VPS or “Visual Positioning System.” This is a camera-powered location system: You fireplace up the digital camera, level it on the world, and your digital camera feed is in contrast towards Google’s enormous assortment of road view information to find out your location. This is a particularly data-intensive approach of figuring out location, but it surely’s much more correct at orientation and street-level location than a telephone compass and GPS, that are each vulnerable to interference.

Like Google stated in that unique put up, “the accuracy of localization by means of VPS is enormously affected by the standard of each the imagery and the placement related to it.” So this AR function is getting a restricted rollout to only some cities: London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Paris, and Tokyo. Google says it will likely be out on Android and iOS “within the coming months.”

Listing picture by Google / Ron Amadeo

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