Google has unveiled new features for its mapping services, be it “Maps” or “Street View”, in occasion of the 15th anniversary of the launch of the last feature.
In an official statement, the company announced the development of a platform, with the ability to photograph the streets of the world, which would provide a different experience for photographing areas on the ground, which were not visible. in high quality or have not been photographed before.
The new imaging platform is a small device weighing less than 7 kilograms and equipped with multiple cameras and sensors, such as “LiDAR” optical radar sensors, in so that it can capture more accurate details from various shooting locations, saving huge costs that were borne by Google and its partners when designing photography platforms that adapt to the changing nature of the world’s regions.
The new platform allows for ease of movement, making it ideal for shooting in rugged areas such as mountains and forests, as well as being easy to install in various auto of any kind.
The new cameras are expected to arrive within the next year, to work together with auto service, to scan visual data on the streets of the world and provide a unique experience through Google’s “StreetView” service.
Google also offers a feature for users of the Google Street View application, on both iPhone and Android phones, which allows them to move through time in the history of the areas they explore within the service, to visually learn about the development of places over time. , since the service was first launched in 2007.
The service helps develop the Maps service, in to which the data acquired through the auto of Street View have been used and integrated with artificial intelligence systems, with the aim of obtaining precise data on the work of shops and companies, such as working hours, as well as vital data on the roads, such as the maximum limit. For the guide, 25 billion changes have been made to Google Maps based on that information.
“Google” also indicated that the data collected by the auto and “Street View” cameras are useful for developing the “Live View” phone screen navigation service, which allows the user to operate their phone’s camera from within the service application, in so that signs indicating directions appear on the screen, which are easy to navigate.
Also, at the end of quest’year, the “Immersive View” function will be available within Google Maps, which allows the user to access the zoom level, simply by browsing the maps from the angle of aerial photography of the planet and countries, all the way straight down to the viewing angle as if the user were in the intended street In reality.
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