Google Maps gains new Immersive View mode

Google Maps gains new Immersive View mode


12 May 2022

Google Maps helps more than 1 billion users worldwide navigate and explore the world. Over the years, Google's Artificial Intelligence algorithms have unimaginably enhanced the ability to display useful real-world information, such as whether a business is open and how much traffic is on the streets.

Now, Google has unveiled at Google I / O 2022 a new way of navigating Google Maps called Immersive View, which will allow us to experience even more "live" the sites we care about by looking at them from a different perspective. Immersive Mode was created thanks to the analysis of thousands of satellite imagery in combination with those of Street View to see panoramic (but not vertical) specific neighborhoods of major cities.


The experience is immersive as you browse from above to get a taste of the neighborhood you are interested in, while if you find what you are looking for (eg a restaurant) then you can go down to activate Street View automatically.

Immersive View is supported by laptops and PCs, but for now it only covers some neighborhoods in Los Angeles, Tokyo, New York, San Francisco and London.

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