Google Maps to Introduce Geospatial AR Content Soon

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On May 15th, at their annual I/O conference, Google announced exciting new geospatial augmented reality (AR) features coming to your phone.  Imagine exploring a new city and seeing historical landmarks come to life right before your eyes

Here's how it works. Later this year, a pilot program will launch in Singapore and Paris. Search for a location in Google Maps, and if there's AR content available, you'll see an "AR Experience" icon. Tap it, hold up your phone, and be amazed. You'll see things like historical recreations or cultural highlights overlaid on your real-world view.

Even if you can't visit a place in person, you can still experience the AR content through Street View. And once you've explored it, share the fun with friends by generating a special link or QR code to share on social media.

In Singapore, imagine strolling through Chinatown or Gardens by the Bay and seeing them come alive with AR. In Paris, you might virtually see the 1900 Exposition Universelle pavilions along the Seine or witness the Eiffel Tower's transformations throughout history.

These AR features are just the beginning. Google is collaborating with Samsung and Qualcomm to build a powerful extended reality (XR) platform for Android devices. This opens the door for a future filled with even more immersive experiences that blend the digital and physical worlds.

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