Google Maps Immersive View: How is this more helpful than regular Maps

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May 25, 2023

Google revealed a ton of software tools, AI firsts, hardware and other important stuff for users. But they also amped up their existing apps, used by billions around the world, and if there’s one thing that has been in talks since I/0 2022 then it’s the Google Maps Immersive View feature.

Early users got access to Google Maps Immersive View feature for testing only as early as February, 2023. But when in I/O 2023 it was properly announced and took people’s breath away, slowly its importance started dawning on everyone. Google has not only made Maps more cool to use, but more importantly it made sure that people understand how easy this new view can make things in their day to day commute. Let’s see how it really works.

How does the Google Maps Immersive View work?

The Immersive View gives a very realistic fly-by access over any location on Google Map. You might confuse it with a video game map, it’s that impressive. 

This new Google Maps immersive view is an amalgamation of Street View, aerial imagery with computer vision and AI that gives a real time image of the area. Also, it will show the weather conditions as well. If it’s raining in the area, for example, Immersive View will show rain drops falling in your screen. 

Presently, this view is not applicable for all cities. It is limited to major cities only. So, if you are looking for a parking area in the region you are then you can easily look for a space through the Immersive View. Also, the proper traffic conditions of the area can also be checked there. 

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Google has announced that it will soon be rolled out for all over the world but presently it is at the basic stage. So, everyone has to wait for a bit – all good things take time, as they say. 

With the launch it will be available to 15 global cities: Amsterdam, Berlin, Dublin, Florence, Las Vegas, London, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Paris, Seattle, San Francisco, San Jose, Tokyo, and Venice.