Google Maps' new 'immersive view' lets you virtually explore neighbourhoods

Daily Mail - Science & tech 

Whether it's a romantic weekend away or a relaxing spa break, many of us have enjoyed being able to travel again following the Covid-19 pandemic. If you're planning any holidays, Google Maps' latest feature could be just the thing to make sure the destination passes the'vibe' check first. The app has launched a new'immersive view' tool that combines Street View and aerial images to allow you to virtually explore neighbourhoods. 'With our new immersive view, you'll be able to experience what a neighbourhood, landmark, restaurant or popular venue is like -- and even feel like you're right there before you ever set foot inside,' Miriam Daniel, VP of Google Maps, explained. 'So whether you're traveling somewhere new or scoping out hidden local gems, immersive view will help you make the most informed decisions before you go.'