Google Maps already currently offers a very detailed view of cities, towns and other places around the world. Previously, Google said it would take a closer look at street details, such as crosswalks. In the meantime, the deployment of the improvements seems to have started.
Detailed map view
Although Google’s street view in Maps is already relatively detailed – and is getting more and more detailed, among other things with the arrival of traffic lights in the Google mapsStreet View – this time the search giant is working on smaller details, but certainly no less important. For example, Google is rolling out the display of pedestrian crossings with this update to Maps; in this way, the navigation application can provide a more precise “walking route”. Previously, Google Maps didn’t know where to cross the roads, which sometimes led to a longer walking route than Google previously indicated.
In addition to crosswalks, Google also indicates traffic islands: the places where you, as a pedestrian, can wait between two road halves. Other details that will be more precise after this update include the width of the road halves, the rounding of street corners and the representation of the landscaping around the roads. Sometimes the green area was shown, but it was placed in a green square area. After the update, the sharp edges have been cut off and it looks like the real thing.
Accessibility of aisles
Finally, Maps makes improvements to parks, showing the width of a walkway more accurately and in addition, all stairs are displayed in gray, so people in wheelchairs or those with a walker know better where they are. find when they are somewhere. go for a walk. The one – and biggest – downside to this update is that Google will limit this to four cities around the world for now: London, New York, San Francisco and Tokyo, reports. Android Police.
It’s unclear when Google plans to provide more cities with detailed street-level details. However, the company has previously indicated that it will not limit itself to the four cities that will be the first to access the detailed view. Google announced the feature in August, with the arrival of a more detailed color representation. For example, with the change of colors, Google distinguishes between seas and rivers.
Deploying additional details to Maps
While traveling to any of these four cities is not recommended at this time, you can take a look at these four cities to see if you have access to the more detailed view. According to AP, the update is distributed through Google’s servers, so it doesn’t make sense to immediately install the latest version of Maps.
It is striking that the function seems to be linked to your Google account. If you don’t see this feature immediately, but have multiple accounts on your phone, try switching between those accounts.
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