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New Google maps upgrades look very helpful for travelers

Google maps is rolling out some spiffy new updates that will make things much easier for travelers. It is using AI and local guide information along with computer vision to combine Street View and aerial photos to create 3D versions of specified places. It looks pretty neat and will really give travelers a boost when they are looking for information on a place. According to Google, Immersive View has already started rolling out in London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Tokyo. And in the coming months, it will launch in even more cities, including in Amsterdam, Dublin, Florence and Venice.

With Immersive View, Google hopes to make it easier for folks to plan trips by allowing them to get a sense of their desired destination. For example, if you’re planning to visit the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, you can virtually soar over the famous landmark and see its entrances. You can use a time slider to see what it looks like at various times of the day and what the weather will be like when you arrive. The feature also shows you where a spot might get the most crowded. And like the standard Google Maps, you can glide down the street from where you started to view other locations such as restaurants or cafes. Immersive View has the added bonus of giving you a look inside an establishment so you can get an idea of what you’re in for.

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