Google announces new update; Google Maps now lets anyone upload Street View photos with just a phone

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 With democratizing Street View photos, Google will now be able to offer better maps to more people around the world

 

Google has announced the launch of its updated Street View for Google Maps on Android, which lets anyone contribute to Street View, using only their phone.

With the new connected photos tool in the app, users can record a series of connected images as they move down a street or path.

Users can record a series of connected images while moving down a street or path, which are then captured using ARCore, the same augmented reality technology used in Live View.

After users record images and publish them via the Street View app, Google will automatically rotate, position and create a series of connected photos on Google Maps, so the user’s Street View can be found in the same location where it was taken.

Prior to this, one would need special 360-degree cameras to capture and publish Street View imagery. These pictures will help make Google Maps more accurate and up-to-date for everyone.

With democratising Street View photos, Google will now be able to offer better maps to more people around the world.

 

With inputs from Agencyand media reports

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