Apple will have navigation maps with elements of augmented reality




In developing the map services is a key issue of high informative value while maintaining ease of use. One of the ways to improve productivity and information content is to use augmented reality technology. Patent and Trademark United States issued a patent Apple, which describes the directions of further development of branded cards Californian giant.


According to two new applications Apple, maps on the iPhone and iPad can get the function of augmented reality. In the company’s patent applications describe a method that allows you to generate a virtual map around the user with the camera of the mobile device.

The resulting effect is reminiscent of the function of the hybrid card Google.Maps when the map is superimposed on a real satellite image. Roughly the same users iOS-devices will see the world – with the cards on top of it. Will be displayed at the same time the various points of interest.

In the technology, in addition to the camera used as the GPS and Wi-Fi. The software determines the device’s location and orientation in space, and then demonstrates the card and other information in synchronism with the video camera.


In the past year, Apple has been criticized for numerous errors and inaccuracies service. Nevertheless, opportunities, financial and technical capacity of the company is such that if it wants to make its mapping service with one of the best on the market, it’s really work. However, for this kupertinovskomu giant will take some time and there are no fundamental innovations from competitors.

On the timing of the implementation of the function of augmented reality card Apple is not known.


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