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TechnologyGoogle is letting some users test its AR navigation feature for Google Maps

15:06  11 february  2019
15:06  11 february  2019 Source:   theverge.com

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Google says that the feature won’t be rolled out in the foreseeable future. At last year’s I/O developer’s conference, Google showed off a new augmented reality feature for Google Maps , which would provide He goes on to say that the app doesn’t appear to let you use the camera persistently

2 comment(s) for : Google 's AR navigation feature for walkers using Google Maps is currently being tested by Local Guides. After locking in on a user 's location, the Google Maps app uses AR and the phone's camera to guide walkers to their destrinations.

Google is letting some users test its AR navigation feature for Google Maps© Screenshot: Wall Street Journal

At last year’s I/O developer’s conference, Google showed off a new augmented reality feature for Google Maps, which would provide people with directions from your phone’s camera in realtime. As my colleague Chaim Gartenberg noted, it’s a bit like what was promised with Google Glass, but without the headset. TheWall Street Journal’s David Pierce got to try out an early version of the feature.

He says that while it “isn’t likely to be your primary turn-by-turn option, it’s a huge step in the right direction for Google Maps.” He described how the feature worked — the app picks up a person’s location via GPS, and then uses Street View data to narrow it down to your exact location. Once his location was pinned down, it displayed big arrows and directions in his screen. “It was as if Maps had drawn my directions onto the real world, though nobody else could see them.”

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He goes on to say that the app doesn’t appear to let you use the camera persistently, urging you to put it down after a short while, and displaying its regular map interface when you do so. Rachel Inman, the company’s user-experience lead tells him that “it’s for those moments like, ‘I’m getting off the subway, where do I go first?’”

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"com. google .android. maps .MapsActivity"); startActivity(intent); I am passing the Source Lat/Lng and Destination Lat/Lng of the respective addresses. When you search for a location using google .com or the google app, then tap the directions button, the start and end points are passed to the google

I am developing an Android app where I am using Google Maps . It is working well and good. But After loading the map when a user has clicked “Get Directions”

Google has reportedly been experimenting with the user interface, finding that users will follow a line on the ground too closely, and that an animated guide will keep them glued to the screen. Pierce notes that the interface he previewed could change, and that Google isn’t saying when the feature will roll out to users, just that it’ll be available to “a few Local Guides” soon, and “will come to everyone only when Google is satisfied that it’s ready.”

Pierce notes that there are a couple of takeaways from this. The first is that a big advantage of the feature is that it provide people with very specific location location data, and that it’s a feature that isn’t likely to remain on phones, but on AR-capable glasses. Companies like Apple, Facebook, Google, North, Vuzix, and others have all been working on, or are selling their own AR glasses, meaning that Google’s new feature could eventually make its way into your line of sight.

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