Google Maps introduced it’s including photorealistic aerial views, new biking route data, new notifications for sharing your location, and extra.
Google mentioned it’s including “photorealistic aerial views of practically 100 of the world’s hottest landmarks in cities like Barcelona, London, New York, San Francisco and Tokyo.” That is one step in the direction of the immerive views announcement Google made at Google I/O.
Here’s a GIF of the photorealistic aerial views in motion:
To see an aerial view wherever they’re accessible, seek for a landmark in Google Maps and head to the Photographs part.
Google is quickly including new biking route data so you possibly can evaluate bike routes and see much more granular particulars about your biking journey and extra. Google will present elevation alongside your route, additionally, you will see forward of time if you’ll encounter heavy automotive site visitors, stairs, or steep hills in your route.
Share Location Notifications
Google additionally improved the share your location function, the place you possibly can share your location with a pal. Now you possibly can set a notification for the precise handle so you possibly can see when your pal arrived and meet up rapidly. You may additionally set a notification to see once they’ve left the venue, as nicely.
Notifications can solely be set for somebody who has already chosen to share their location with you. The one that’s shared their location with you’ll obtain a number of reminders to allow them to know — together with each a push notification within the Maps app and an e-mail, together with recurring month-to-month emails. You’ll be able to flip these off for privateness causes.
Aerial views of landmarks and site sharing notifications are rolling out now globally on Google Maps on Android and iOS, with biking route data launching within the coming weeks within the tons of of cities the place biking instructions can be found.
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