Google Maps now has an immersive view

How the immersive view of Google Maps works

The application of geolocation Google Maps It already has a new function called immersive view. We explore how it works, what scope and uses it has, and how to take advantage of it in Spanish territory to travel in a different way.

In general terms, the immersive view is an artificial intelligence proposal that recreates some emblematic sites and allows their exploration. For those people who take advantage of the Google Maps app to travel and explore the world virtually, this new function incorporates a extra layer of depth to the digital tour experience. We tell you how to activate Google Maps, now it has an immersive view
, its scope, limitations and future proposals.

Google Maps, the immersive view and how it is activated

La 3D visualization of iconic buildings is the main goal of the new immersive view feature. The method will allow you to learn more about certain highly recognized spaces in the main cities of the world, as artificial intelligence is used to recreate the different spaces and corners of each particular building or site.

The recreation is formed using artificial intelligence technology that analyzes, compares and overlays real images. Google takes advantage of both Google Maps and Street View files to finish creating three-dimensional images of those monuments that are recognized worldwide.

The proposal behind the immersive view is to generate greater general knowledge about squares, monuments and historical buildings with greater depth. The best use of technology and artificial intelligence put at the service of reliable recreations of those most emblematic places.

Getting started with immersive view

When we use Google Maps today, the views of buildings and squares are only external. Immersive view now points to Street View images that bring you more realistically to the selected location. Some spaces will allow, according to the development team, internal exploration of the buildings. In order to provide this type of navigation, Google requires a lot of specific information about each corner of squares, buildings and monuments. But it is not very far from the final objective, seeking that those people who cannot physically travel yet can have a deeper understanding and knowledge of the place as a whole.

In the application in new destinations, as is the case in Spain, which has recently been included in the system, navigation is still a little restricted. In any case, the immersive view of Google Maps already presents some very positive and interesting features, such as the possibility of changing the view mode to day and night. This is an excellent feature to understand and contrast the activity and style of a monument with its visitors during the day and at night.

How do I activate the immersive view of Google Maps?

In order to use the new Google Maps feature You have to visit some historic and emblematic building. If the building has the immersive view, a label will appear in the upper left. Press the Immersive View option and start scrolling. Some of the monuments that are already included are:

  • The Plaza de España (Madrid).
  • The Cordoba's mosque.
  • The National Prado Museum.
  • The Holy Family.
  • The Palau of Catalan Music.

After accessing the immersive view, a three-dimensional recreation of the exterior and surroundings of the building will be made. You will be able to move around the screen using the mobile's touch controls, getting to know different corners of the building or monument in question in greater detail. You can even zoom and move to the sides of each monument.

In the Google Maps immersive view interface You will also see a button that indicates “Time and time”. By pressing it you can advance a timeline to alternate the light according to different times of the day. A recreation using artificial intelligence that makes the digital exploration of different parts of the cities very realistic.

During exploration you can also switch to some Street View views by selecting the icons shaped like a circled arrow. It is a mechanism that combines the different capture modalities that Google has been developing. The final result is a much deeper browsing experience that takes advantage of all possible technologies, advances in artificial intelligence and geolocation.


As Google Maps continues to advance and developing navigation modalities, functions and tools. The countries and cities from which it is possible to combine these modalities are also expanding. These are peculiar strategies to generate a complete digital recognition and visit experience of places around the world. Also highly recommended if you are preparing a trip and want to arrive with some type of knowledge about buildings, their surroundings and other proposals in general. Surely in the coming months there will be news and new additions and tools to continue expanding the navigation possibilities from Google Maps.

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