Google has announced that it is bringing back the compass widget within Maps on Android devices.
Tech giant Google on Wednesday announced a new 'Live View' feature to Google Maps for iOS and Android that is going to allow the users to use augmented reality (AR) so they could navigate inside malls and airports.
Google has made it possible via updating its map editing experience in more than 80 countries, to allow Maps users to add missing roads and realign, rename or delete incorrect ones.
The Delhi Excise Department has directed owners of clubs, restaurants and hotels in the city to share the location of their establishments using Google Maps, a move aimed at preparing a digital database, officials said on Monday.
The Google Maps app is introducing dark mode for its Android users. As per The Verge, the Google Maps app is getting a true dark mode on Android. The company announced on Tuesday that it is widely releasing the dark theme option that it has been testing in the app since September 2020. The dark mode will be accessible in the app's settings menu, under 'theme'. Google announced the dark mode rollout as part of a batch of new features coming to Android, including some updates to Android Auto. In addition to custom wallpapers, Android Auto is now going to feature games as well. Trivia Crack, Jeopardy!, Song Quiz, and Google's own Are You Feeling Lucky? will be available. The games can be accessed through the assistant by saying "Hey Google, play a game."
Google Maps is now getting a full-fledged dark mode on Android, the feature has been in testing since September 2020.
In a bid to take on Google Maps, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and digital mapping and location-based deep-tech company MapmyIndia on Friday announced a new initiative to offer a fully indigenous, mapping portal and geospatial services.
Google Maps has incorporated an ensemble of learning models that automatically transliterate the names of points of interest (POIs) to 10 prominent local languages.
Google Maps' new updated Covid layer on Android and iOS will soon show more information, including all-time detected cases in an area, along with quick links to Covid resources.
Google Maps will soon roll out a new Trips tab in timeline on Android that can present customers an abstract of previous holidays and complete kilometres travelled.
Google, in 2019, announced to roll out a voice-enabled driving mode on Assistant that would not only personalise suggestions for navigation, messages, calling and media, but also bring all relevant activities front and centre.
Google is also integrating the Live View feature into the transit directions tab. This could be helpful if a person is only planning on walking for part of his or her route.
By partnering with DeepMind, Google has been able to cut the percentage of inaccurate ETAs even further by using an ML architecture known as Graph Neural Networks.
Google has taken help from satellite data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) GOES constellation of satellites and Google Earth Engine's data analysis capabilities.
Google is rolling out new visual improvements which would add more detail and colourful update to Maps service, making it easier to understand what an area looks like.
With the Google Maps app for the Apple Watch, one can easily navigate by car, bike, public transit or on foot. The users can quickly get estimated arrival times and step-by-step directions to destinations they have saved, like Home or Work, and other shortcuts in the app.
Google has updated its navigation application Google Maps to work with Apple's CarPlay dashboard mode.
Google Maps uses a combination of machine learning, complex algorithms and understanding of real-world conditions based on imagery and data from government authorities and community contributions.