Google I/O 2018: Maps goes beyond navigation, becomes about exploration

Google Maps updates release date

The focus has shifted from Maps being exclusively a navigation tool to it becoming an AI-powered personalized service offering customized suggestions and recommendations based on location.

Also, Google Maps will show you how much a tourist destination or event suits your preferences.

During its I/O developer conference today, the tech giant demoed a feature coming to Google Maps that'll tap into your smartphone's camera to tell you which direction to walk.

Google is also embedding the Maps with a new "Group Planning" feature that will allow a user to create short links that can be shared which will make it easier to coordinate plans with friends.

Google has big plans with this Google Maps update, as it wants users to get the best possible experience.

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In the months ahead, Google Maps will be more than just turn-by-turn directions. To avoid any such confusion, Google Maps will instead display blown-up 3D directions such as lit-up arrows and precise steps like "6th street is 100 feet away". The Explore tab also has a list called "Foodie List" that shows the places that are trending in that area.

Google is also working on an augmented reality animal guide that will lead you along the way (the demo used a playful fox). Since those are frequently the first to test new areas, also, their moves often tend to presage trends.

"On the new Google Maps" navigation system, one-third of the screen will project what's in front using your camera. It uses machine learning to narrow down the list of places suited to your tastes by finding more about the restaurants, checking your food and drinks preferences added on Maps, places you've visited, rated or added to a list.

The new feature is simple. The overall idea here is to permit you to easily make a list of ideas to get a group outing (or only a dinner with your significant other) from long-pressing on a location list. For the time being, each these new features will only arrive at the program, not the internet.

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