Thursday, 16 May 2013 15:55

Enhanced Google Maps

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At the I/O conference Google introduced a significantly enhanced version of their Maps service, which includes the "view from the road" generated by users and "live" images of clouds.

At Google, they point out that maps have become the user interface, and when the user clicks on a particular location, he will open cards on which information about that location will appear. This information may include instructions for navigation, including the comparison between the time required to arrive by car or public transport. Maps also include social elements, showing the places that our friends visited.

The interface includes a 3D view, for which Google points out that does not require any additional plug-ins for Web browser, and users can move toward and away from the surface to see "live" display of the current position of the clouds above a certain location. Another new feature is the ability to set images in a "photosphere" in Google Maps, which is basically user-generated display of the road.

The new version of Google Maps wil start test runs during this week.

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