Here are all of the new features and updates coming to Google Maps.
Google is gearing up to launch several new updates for Maps in the coming months.
the company announce today at its Search On event.
Google tease the upcoming launches of new Maps features call Immersive View Neighborhood Vibe and Search with Live View.
The company says all of the features announced today are part of its efforts to build a visual-first Maps experience to help users navigate the world more naturally.
The upcoming Immersive View feature which Google first announce at I/O in May is design.
to help you plan ahead and get a deeper understanding of a city before you visit it.
Immersive view leverages a combination of computer vision and AI technology to fuse together Street view and aerial imagery .
what the weather, traffic and crowds will be like on a given day and time.
The feature allows users to explore visually soaring over an area to see what it may look like.
Using predictive modeling, Immersive view automatically learns historical trends to determine what an area will like tomorrow next week and even next mont.
Neighborhood Vibe .
As for Neighborhood Vibe the new feature is designe to give users.
the ability to instantly see the vibe of any neighborhood through photos and information from the Google Maps community.
Neighborhood Vibe instantly shows you trendy places to highlight what’s interesting about a specific neighborhood.
The new feature is launching globally in the coming months on Android and iOS.
You can use the feature to see if a neighborhood has an artsy vibe and has an exciting food scene so you can decide how you want to spend your time there.
Google says that the feature aims to help users decide what’s worth exploring surfacing local gems right on the map.
Search with Live View.
Google also announce that it is bringing search functionality to Live View.
the feature that overlays arrows and directions right on top of your view of the world.
The new Search with Live View feature lets you use your camera to find essential places like shops ATMs and restaurants .
when you are on the go. Say you’re in a place that you are unfamiliar with and you want to find the nearest ATM.
you can lift up your camera and search to instantly see the ATMs in the area.
“You can just lift up your camera and see overlaid on the real world the ATM that’s nearby,” said Chris Phillips, the VP and GM of Geo at Google, during a briefing with reporters.
“You can also see coffee shops, grocery stores and transit stations.
You really get a sense of what an area is like at a glance.
You can even see the business hours of a place that’s down the street.
It’s an amazing way to bring it all together at once, it really simplifies.
the experience and gives you confidence when you’re trying to see what’s around you in that moment.”
Eco-friendly routing for developers .
In addition, Google announced that developers will soon given the option to enable Maps’ eco-friendly routing in their apps.
Google Map’s eco-friendly routing lets drivers see and choose the most fuel-efficient route to their destinations.
With this expansion, companies of all industries, such as delivery and ridesharing services.
will have the option to enable eco-friendly routing in the apps and measure fuel consumption savings.
Google notes that developers will also able to select an engine type to get the most accurate fuel or energy efficiency estimates.