If you remember, in May 2018, Google has shown an expanded version of Google Maps during the main Google I / O 2018. The feature was only described as an "what happens" experiment and "How could  look at Google Maps "- it was not given a solid release date. Over the weekend, The Wall Street Journal found a true work version of this concept, and although there is still no release date, there seems to be Reality Google Maps have increased by moving from "What if? "happens to an actual product.
Google Pixel 3 XL was presented to the Journal with an "alpha" version of Google Maps to test it. Just as shown by Google I / O, the new feature added to the 2D, GPS-and-compass-powered map system with 3D enhanced reality camera overlay and camera-based installation system. In essence, you keep your phone up, and it shows a camera life with instructions drawn over.
The solution aimed at solving many pain points emerged when Google Maps uses a large city. The points of interest that are closely packed mean that the GPS is accurate enough to go around, especially when you consider that GPS does not work well inside or underground, or when you have built up a large building, and It can take a minute to achieve full accuracy when they go out outside. Smartphone compounds are generally awful when you are still standing and they must start the guide to start walking.
This new version of Google Maps offers the GPS and the compass with precise orientation determined by the phone camera. Just like the person focuses on himself, the Google Maps AR camera would look at buildings and monuments, and from the camera life, make sure exactly what you are and your direction. Back to Google I / O, known as "VPS," or "Viewpoint System".
A project like this is carrying plenty of Google's strengths. The Google Maps hyper-detailed data gives you an accurate placement on the shops, on the other side of the street that is launched at the launch and when the building is located. Algorithms of Google's computer and computer cloud vision can build a camera's life and compare it with a large collection of street view images to find out where you are and your direction. Directories and business information can be overlapped on camera feeding, in 3D, thanks to the augmented reality tools tool of ARCore Google.
WSJ states that the feature has been launched through a new "Start AR" button, and after "a few seconds" the camera was able to connect a site with "significant accuracy"
Google Notes it is not Made with the design yet, and the AR version of Google Maps is still tweaked. Again, there is also no release date. The main way is that Google has not forgotten Google Maps on AR and is planning to put it to the market in the end. As we have seen in the past, because something in Google I / O is shown and does not get a big reception that means that Google will take it and really release it. The most remarkable example is Google Google's "Property Build" exhibition from I / O 201
AR Google Maps are coming out, however. Although the Journal could not set a real launch date, it indicated that the test is starting with Google Maps "Local Guidelines" (people who leave many reviews and will work on to the Google Maps guidelines). The rest will be waiting for us.
Today, the Reality of Legislation is almost exclusively used for casual games and high-tech opportunities, but Google Maps offers a prime cause case, really useful use for AR really present. Transfer to the 2D flat map data to the real world seems to be easier to use walking navigation, and janky magnetic compasses and GPS city performance may greatly improve. And, some day, when we're walking around Google Glass's genuine reality version, an app like this would be pretty cool.