Google has officially announced the Google Offline Maps download feature during the “Next Dimension of Google Maps” event. Offline Maps was previously a “labs” option inside the Google Maps, letting the users to pre-cache map data. Google is also planning to expand Map Maker access to more countries. The search giant has announced Google Earth will be getting fully-rendered 3D data with entire metropolitan areas on mobile devices.
Offline Google Maps for Android will be coming soon in 100 countries around the world. You can see that the the interface of the Google Maps has been improved and you can easily make an offline area selection than it was in the Labs version of the feature available now and the new version should introduce many more features.
Google Earth’s new processing techniques will be applied to Street View, satellite and 45-degree imagery. 3D cityscpaes will be created automatically with the help of a combination of new imagery rendering techniques and computer vision. Google has also planned to bring 3D coverage for metropolitan areas with a combined population of 300 million people by the end of this year.
Source: Google, Via: Engadget