Google intends to lease planes for the 3D map view
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News source: SINA technology
Beijing time June 7 morning news, Google will hire a small plane, taking pictures over the city, this generates digital maps. Google said at Wednesday’s News Conference, will be launched by the end of the first 3D map, which covers multiple cities. Google declined to name the specific name of the city, however, had the day’s displayed on a 3D map of the San Francisco Conference to facilitate users to view bird’s eye view of the city.
“We want to create a feeling of flying city, it’s like a private helicopter overlooking the city. “Google Earth product manager bide·boqi (Peter Birch) said.
Google maps bulaien·maikekelundeng, head of product engineering (Brian McClendon) said the companies planes will be leased, provide exclusive services for Google. When asked about potential privacy issues, maikekelundeng said, the product of the aerial picture of privacy issues and all similar, and the 45-degree angle aerial pictures of long ago had begun to use.
Google in the past in a number of special events to collect aerial photos, but this was the first systematically to the function as a standard component of map products. The company expects 3D map will cover more of the city at the end of, the total population of about 300 million. First 3D city maps will be published within a few weeks.
Many years ago Google began using in-car cameras in the world taking pictures, taking this generation street view service, although popular, but still in a number of countries has raised privacy concerns. In 2010, the city of Google Street view cars accidentally collected residents in home wireless network e-mail, passwords and other personal data. The purpose of collecting such data and map products has nothing to do, just to take this with localized data services.
Upcoming 3D city maps will become part of the iOS and Android, Smartphone users. In addition, Google also provides offline maps for Android smartphones.
Google 3D map release coincides with growing the company and Apple mobile world war came as, especially in the rapidly growing mobile market. It was reported that Apple plans iPhone and iPad later this year with its own services instead of Google maps, and on the worldwide Developers Conference next week is expected to Show map.
Maikekelundeng says, Google maps will continue to expand product scope of universal, compatible with the “all platforms”. In his view, the integration of Google maps and Google search engine, usefulness goes far beyond the simple integration of “geo-decoder” (geocoder) products. Apple began late last year in the iPhone’s maps service use in the independent development of “geo-decoder”.
Google said on Wednesday that the month reaches 1 billion active users of Google maps, street view the mileage of the car has more than 8 million-kilometer.
Asked if Google is planning to use unmanned aircraft when shooting 3D urban image, maikekelundeng said, this is an interesting problem, but unmanned aircraft remain under United States Federal Aviation Administration assessment.