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Google Maps AR First Look: Helping you navigate the city

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Google Maps AR First Look: Helping you navigate the city

Google Maps AR First Look: Helping you navigate the city

Google Maps new "Global Localization" is a form of augmented reality that combines street view data with GPS position and your phone's camera to determine exactly where you are and what direction you are facing.

It's only a concept for now, but it gets around phone's notoriously bad compass orientation, and can give you super accurate turn-by-turn directions when you're on foot in a new city.

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