Since Google I/O 2022, Google Maps Immersive View has been discussed, and some details have emerged since then. We finally got to use it in February 2023. Although it was interesting, it wasn’t until Google I/O 2023 that it gained traction. Google demonstrated just how useful it can be in a day-to-day setting. Want to know more? Let’s take a closer look at this feature.
What is Google Maps Immersive View and How Does it Work?
Immersive View makes Maps more exciting. Instead of the usual look, it generates realistic surroundings using Street View and aerial photos with AI. It looks so real, like in video games! You can zoom in, move around, see every angle, and find businesses. Weather also shows, like rain if it’s raining. You can check conditions all day.
Cool Features of Immersive View
Right now it’s only major cities and landmarks, but Google’s expanding it. At I/O they discussed viewing routes beforehand. You’ll see businesses, parking, bike lanes and traffic based on past data. You can even check air quality – so helpful for planning trips!
When Can I Use Immersive View for Routes?
You can already test basic Immersive View for places like the Empire State Building. Route viewing will roll out in the next few months for select cities worldwide like LA, NYC and Tokyo. More places coming soon!