Google Maps AR navigation will help city pedestrians

Google revealed augmented reality-powered navigation in Maps last year and it has now got around to rolling out the feature. It’s doing that at a very limited rate, though. Google Maps AR navigation is currently being tested with Local Guides only, they’re the community reviewers that provide information about places and points of interest listed in Maps. Google confirmed to the Wall Street Journal that it’s only rolling out this functionality to Local Guides first. It feels that the feature needs more testing before it can be rolled out to all users. Nevertheless, this goes to show that Google has made considerable progress in the development of this feature, so much so that it may not be too long before it’s out for everyone. The way it works is Google Maps uses GPS to estimate the user’s location and then turns to the camera to get a more precise idea of the location. It then shows 3D arrows that hover over the places that the user has to turn. The AR feature is mean

Google Maps AR navigation will help city pedestrians

A new headline-hummer for Google is revelation that Google Maps is to show up in AR mode. Stay tuned. Eventually. It's being tested at the moment by select users.

Tue 12 Feb 19 from TechXplore

Hands-on with an Alpha build of Google Maps’ Augmented Reality mode

I think most of us have had this experience, especially when you’re in a big city: you step off of public transit, take a peek at Google Maps to figure out which way you’re supposed ...

Mon 11 Feb 19 from TechCrunch

Google Maps' AR adds navigation hints to the real world

Google Maps has made navigating unfamiliar cities on foot much easier than the days of pulling out a paper map — but it's not perfect. The blue dot that signifies where ...

Mon 11 Feb 19 from Engadget

Google Testing Augmented Reality Navigation in Maps

Google Maps AR navigation uses GPS for approximate location data, but it adds computer vision and machine learning to nail down exactly where you are. The post Google Testing Augmented Reality ...

Mon 11 Feb 19 from Extremetech

Google begins testing AR walking navigation for Maps - CNET

The feature will use digital images to help you get where you’re going.

Mon 11 Feb 19 from CNET

Augmented Reality Google Maps is coming, starts testing in private

Forget GPS and a compass, this uses more accurate camera-based positioning.

Mon 11 Feb 19 from Arstechnica

Google Maps AR Navigation Being Tested With Local Guides

Google revealed augmented reality-powered navigation in Maps last year and it has now got around to rolling out the feature. It’s doing that at a very limited rate, though. Google ...

Mon 11 Feb 19 from Ubergizmo

New Google Maps AR feature recognises buildings navigates users in REAL TIME

Google map users can in the future point their phones at what they see and the app will recognise the landmarks and locate their positioning more accurately on GPS

Mon 11 Feb 19 from Daily Mail

Google Maps' AR navigation feature arriving soon for some users

Google first announced AR navigation for Maps back at its 2018 I/O conference but is only now preparing to push it out to select users. The Wall Street Journal reports that it will be available ...

Mon 11 Feb 19 from Techspot

Google Maps AR Navigation Is Being Tested by Some Early Users

Google Maps’ augmented reality (AR) navigation feature is finally being tested by some early users, however, it’s not available to everyone yet. On Sunday, Google told The Wall Street ...

Sun 10 Feb 19 from Geek.com

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