According to foreign media reports, Google's biggest bet on Augmented Reality (AR) is maps. Last year, the company launched the AR walk Guide on Android and IOS, and it will bring more features next.Google maps can now calibrate the user's current location through live view.Google believes that GPS is not performing well in a dense urban environment with high levels of interference from buildings.
When users start live view, they are asked to point to buildings, street signs and other road environments, which helps Google Maps know the direction they are facing. The traditional compass orientation method is not convenient for many users, and sometimes it is not easy to use.
Now Google lets users calibrate with live view to improve the accuracy of the blue dots on the map. Most people are familiar with the point marking the current location, which has a beam of light to indicate the direction the user is pointing.
Clicking on the blue circle will open a full screen menu and a new option will be displayed in "save your parking" at the bottom. It will launch the UI of the same camera that live view uses, and it will take just a few seconds to locate.
At this point, the user should get the location is highly accurate, rather than jump around. At the same time, the beam will be replaced by a solid arrow.
According to foreign media, they have successfully run calibrate with live view on several arcore compatible Android devices, but it seems that IOS has not been supported yet.