Google released on Wednesday, 28, three new updates to Maps introducing major new features in the interface and operation of the maps application, including the aerial view of 250 photorealistic global landmarks, improvements in the Live View function during navigation on foot and the newly announced Vibe mode.
As the developer explains, the new functions focus on making Maps more immersive and complete for users, especially travelers and people who use the platform to obtain information about places, sights and other relevant data during a trip.
First introduced at the Google I/O conference, the Immersive View feature adds a whole new way to explore the world and its highlights. This feature works in a similar way to what we find in Google Earth, a multiplatform application that brings extra tools for those who want to explore the Earth or nearby planets.
With the new feature in Maps, users can see sights such as the Eiffel Tower, Tokyo Tower and even the Acropolis up close. See the demo:
Google’s augmented reality navigation tool this week gained a new mode called “Search with Live View” showing nearby establishments and services while the person walks looking at the route displayed in the app. .
The update also includes the new “Vibes” feature displaying the main highlights of the city’s neighborhoods according to user comments. According to the company, the app uses artificial intelligence (AI) and location data to display relevant directions nearby.