Out there as we speak, with extra cities coming later this yr

Supply: Google

Again in Might, Google introduced a slick new characteristic for Google Maps known as Immersive View. It helps you to nearly discover a metropolis from a birds-eye, just like Apple Maps’ Flyover. At its Search AI occasion in Paris as we speak, Google introduced that Immersive View goes dwell beginning as we speak in a handful of cities around the globe.

Immersive View combines Road View and aerial imagery into one thing that appears form of like Microsoft Flight Simulator with higher element. Google has mentioned that Immersive View helps you “perceive the vibe of a spot earlier than you go;” it reveals a flowery rendering of the realm as seen from above, plus data you’d count on from Google Maps like site visitors situations and eating places within the space — you possibly can even nearly go inside some companies to take a peek round.


You can take a look at Immersive Views of London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Tokyo in Google Maps beginning as we speak, and Google says Immersive View is coming to Amsterdam, Dublin, Florence, and Venice “within the coming months.”

Google additionally gave a few updates about Maps’ Dwell View augmented actuality characteristic. Within the subsequent few months, Maps customers in Barcelona, ​​Dublin, and Madrid will have the ability to use Dwell View to see details about close by companies with a characteristic known as Search in Dwell View. Search in Dwell View got here to London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, San Francisco, and Tokyo late final yr.

Indoor Road View can also be increasing in an enormous manner. Google says it is bringing indoor Dwell View steerage to “greater than 1,000 new airports, prepare stations, and malls in Barcelona, ​​Berlin, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Melbourne, Paris, Prague, São Paulo, Singapore, Sydney, and Taipei” within the subsequent few months.

Lastly, Google introduced a Maps characteristic it is calling “glanceable instructions” that permits you to see a simplified model of your journey data from Google Maps’ route overview display screen (the one you see while you enter a vacation spot and faucet instructions) or your cellphone’s lock display screen. These glanceable instructions present your route progress, your estimated ETA in actual time, and the place it is advisable flip subsequent. It is also rolling out — you guessed it — “within the coming months.”