It appears that Google Maps Immersive View is now available

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Google Maps Immersive View merges picturesque views of a city and its landmarks, recommendations of places to explore or visit, and views from within buildings certain house. You can even see alternate views of certain areas, such as at night, when the weather is bad, or during peak conditions.

Sold as “a whole new way to explore” with Google Maps, Real View expands on real-life aerial views of popular places and landmarks with contextual flyovers about the time and weather of specific mapped areas.

It looks like True View is rolling out and showing up to some Google Maps users with such a report on /r/GoogleMaps so they can use the feature when viewing cities like London and Berlin. Google confirmed during the initial launch that Immersive View will first be available in cities including Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Tokyo.

Initial demos show live weather and traffic locations, but it appears the second demo is not yet visible to those with the new navigation options. This could happen as this rollout happens, but it’s unclear at this point. Other advertised features include the ability to see inside buildings like restaurants, etc.

As you can see in the preview images, when Google Maps Immersive View is active you can use a slider to adjust the time to see what an area looks like throughout the day and weather . Color overlays show busy and quiet times, just like a regular 2D view.

Interestingly, /u/Vegetable_Book_8493 suggests that about 30 minutes of playing with the new Maps feature used up about 2 gigabytes of data, showing how much of an impact this can have on your data norm. Immersive View for Google Maps was supposed to launch in February, but it took almost a month to materialize. That said, at least it’s being rolled out right now.

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