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Google Maps uses huge virtual arrows to keep people from getting lost

On Monday, Google Maps let some users test a new augmented reality feature in their mobile app, which displays graphics – such as highlighted arrows and street names hovering in the air – from their camera live on their smartphone screens. It should help them to navigate the streets of the city. Google's Rachel Inman, who works on the user …

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Augmented Reality Google Maps comes and tests privately

If you remember, Google showed an augmented reality version of Google Maps in May 2018 during Google I / O Keynote 2018. The feature was described as "what if" experiment and "what [augmented reality] could look like in Google Maps" – no fixed release date was given. At the weekend the Wall Street Journal was able to try out a …

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Bring the wonder of old survey maps in three dimensions

Reinhard produced the maps to better capture the geography of a region, while telling a story about the forces that created it. He tended to select regions with a personal connection or those that aroused his curiosity. "I come from Indiana, which always felt so flat and boring," he said Colossal . "When I started to compile the elevation data …

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3 new maps to Apex Legends | Dexerto.com could be added

Respawn's newly released Battle Royale title "Apex Legends" is located in the Titanfall universe, and its unique map currently encompasses a variety of environments from desert to city – but in the future there is still potential for new maps. The current arena is called "King's Canyon," a sprawling environment that feels part desert, part jungle, and part city with …

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Google Maps AR navigation targets a handful of users

The core functionality remains the same. Google Maps uses GPS to get a basic idea of ​​your position, and then relies on the camera to get a much more accurate position with 3D arrows that are over where you need to turn. However, Google does not want you to rely too heavily on AR to get around. If you hold …

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Which one do you use more, Google Maps or Waze?

Last week, Google Maps introduced some welcome navigation enhancements. We now have speed limit and speed trap support, both of which sound pretty familiar. As we continue to update Maps, we find that we've never really asked our readers: which of the two apps do you use more? I strongly suspect that there is a geographical gap between the two, …

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Free navigation apps that only appear as Google Maps with bonus ads

Image: Sam Rutherford (Gizmodo) One of the supposed benefits of modern app stores is to make it easier for businesses to verify and ensure that the downloaded software is not harmful or malicious. With more than 2.1 million apps on Google Play, sometimes things slip through the gaps, which seems like at least 19 different free navigation apps were actually …

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Google Maps is about to receive one of Waze's best features – BGR

Google Maps is Google's most popular navigation app on the market, but the company has a second similar app that is even better for some people, especially frequent travelers. This is Waze, an app that Google bought a few years ago. The navigation is slightly different from Google Maps and other competitors. Waze packs crowd sourcing reports, informing drivers about …

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