Google continues to add features to its popular browsing platform Google Maps. The technology company has announced on this occasion three new tools, among which the immersive view of different places and information on cycling routes stand out.
Google announced last May the arrival of new three-dimensional (3D) environments and the introduction of sustainable routes in Europe. He did this as part of the latest developer conference Google I/O.
Now, first, he showcased the Immersive View, an experience that combines artificial intelligence (AI) “with billions of antennas, satellites, and View from the street in high definition” as he explained in a communicated.
With this feature, travelers will be able to learn about some iconic buildingslike the Empire State Building in New York (USA) through a photorealistic aerial view.
At present, Google has made available to users the views of nearly 100 of the world’s most popular landmarks in cities like Barcelona, London, San Francisco or Tokyo. To find out which ones are available, just search Google Maps for a landmark and head to the Photos section.
News for cyclists
On the other hand, those of Mountain Vew shared new features aimed at cyclists who, for more than 12 years, have been able to access routes based on AI technology combined with city data and feedback from the Google Maps community.
Thanks to the new information provided by the platform, users will be able to compare cycle routes and learn more about its features before starting the journey.
Among the data that Google Maps will now offer are traffic information, places where it is impossible to drive with the bike because there are stairs or very steep places.
You will also be able to have a detailed breakdown of the route to be taken, to know what type of terrain you will be crossing, whether it is streets or highways.
Finally, Google introduced a new notification system, which it touted as a tool “to share location, know when someone has reached or left their destination” and coordinate the timings of the two.
After sharing their location with another contact, the user you can set notification know, for example, when your companion has arrived at a concert.
Google has insisted that it created this feature respecting privacy rules, since notifications can only be configured in the event that another person has shared their location.
Aerial views of landmarks and location sharing notifications have already started rolling out globally to Google Maps on Android and iOS.
However, information on cycle routes will be out in the next few weeks and in parts of the world where the option of cycle routes is activated.