Birds eye view of famous landmarks shown on Google Maps
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Bird’s eye view of famous landmarks shown on Google Maps

Google will add a “photorealistic bird’s eye view” to almost 100 locations in its Maps service. According to the tech giant, the new functionality will enable in-depth sightseeing in many of the world’s largest cities, including New York, London, Barcelona, ​​​​​​San Francisco and Tokyo.

    Image source: Pawel Czerwinski/unsplash.com

Image source: Pawel Czerwinski/unsplash.com

The advent of the ability to view objects from above is not analogous to satellite maps and will be a harbinger of a more sophisticated feature that will offer stunning views with stunning views of landmarks and a ton of additional information, including weather data, traffic and even interiors – Google announced the implementation at the Google I/O event.

The latter feature is slated for release “later this year” in Los Angeles, London, New York, San Francisco, and Tokyo, while a simpler top-down evaluation is in the pipeline. How it will look in reality, Google offered to look at the GIF image.

    Image source: Google

Image source: Google

In addition to the top view, other new functions will be added to Google Maps. For example, it can be determined whether this or that path is the main path, whether there are steps or a steep hill on the way, and whether it is likely to lead to an area with heavy traffic. In addition, if someone voluntarily shares their location, it is possible to receive notifications when the user enters or leaves a specific location.

According to a Google spokesman, the ability to see the view from above and receive location notifications is already rolling out for Android and iOS. Access to updated information for cyclists will also appear in the coming weeks.

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