Google to Unveil The Next Dimension of Google Maps

Well, it seems like that Google is going to compete with Apple, who is expected is to unveil its own 3D mapping service in upcoming WWDC.

Google is to reveal the “the next dimension of Google maps” on Wednesday 6 June just days ahead when Apple is likely to unveil its own map at World Wide Developers Conference that will be held on June 11. Google is organizing an invite-only press event in San Francisco scheduled for next week and will discuss the possibility of new features on Google maps.

At this event Vice President of Google Maps and Google Earth Brain McClendon will present attendees “a behind-the-scenes look at Google Maps and share our vision. We’ll also demo some of the newest technology and provide a sneak peek at upcoming features that will help people get where they want to go – both physically and virtually.”

Apple has been using Google maps in iPhone and iPad since 2007, but from the time when Steve Jobs declared “thermonuclear war” on Android, the two big companies have become the biggest rival. It is highly anticipated that Apple will drop Google Maps from its phone with the release of iOS6 while introducing its own solution with a focus on 3D maps.

However, Apple is likely to reveal revolutionary 3D mapping technology in its new Map app. Now, you do not need to look at the roof of the building because you will be able to look around it in 3D space. Isn’t it interesting?

In the past few months, Apple has also hired mapping experts C3 technologies, Poly9 and Placebase that ultimately adds fuel to those speculations. Besides that, Apple has recently removed Google maps from its various apps.

It is highly predicted that Google is going to add more 3D buildings and trees, or perhaps latest Street View just like a virtual world.

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