Google map’s new feature is so accurate … so precise that you will not need any confirmation from anyone, everything is crystal clear.
The new feature uses Google Street View data to establish your orientation
Google Maps is getting a new augmented reality feature that could completely change how you navigate using the app no more blue arrows and dots.
The feature allows you to see walking directions overlaid on the world itself, rather than looking at a blue dot on a map. This helps you know precisely where you are, and exactly which way to start walking.
It works using Google Street View data, combined with the usual GPS location tracking, to identify what you’re seeing in front of you and point you in the right direction, even when you physically turn.
So as you come out of a matatu, for example, you will hold up your phone to take in the surrounding buildings.
The images you capture using your smartphone’s camera will be compared with Google Street View images in real time to establish your orientation.
As you turn around, big blue arrows will appear on the screen, over the live image of the real world, showing you which way to walk.
A preview of the new feature is rolling out to all Google Pixel smartphones – including the new Pixel 3a – today.