Google has stated developments for Google Maps, which is a universally used app for navigation. Last year, the organization introduced a Live View feature for Google Maps based on augmented reality.
Live View advances the use of a smartphone’s camera and GPS to give visual cues.
As Google blog post noted, “Arrows and directions are placed in the real world to control your way, assisting you to identify precisely where to make those tricky turns or which way to start your walking journey.”
With the latest updates in Google Maps, Live View AR directions will also recognize landmarks to provide users with an idea of where they are in a city.
The landmarks could be modern buildings, iconic places, or found parks.
For now, the landmarks will be getting to the following cities: Amsterdam, Bangkok, Barcelona, Berlin, Budapest, Dubai, Florence, Istanbul, Kuala Lumpur, Kyoto, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Milan, Munich, New York, Osaka, Paris, Prague, Rome, San Francisco, Sydney, Tokyo, and Vienna.
Landmarks in Google Maps are operating out very soon for Android and iOS users.
Other than this, Google has joined the Live View button in more areas throughout the Maps to produce sure people use it more frequently.
In extension to directions, the AR button will look when navigating by transit.