Google Maps Releases Six Indoor Maps Created With Cartographer, A Backpack Equipped With SLAM Technology

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Google Maps has released six indoor maps created with their new mapping tool Cartographer, a backpack equipped with simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) technology. Cartographer allows users to walk around and map a given indoor location by constantly keeping track of the device’s position. More on Cartographer and indoor maps is available via a post on the Google Lat Long blog.

As the backpack-wearer walks through a building, SLAM technology generates the floor plan in real time and displays it on an Android tablet connected to the backpack’s computer. The wearer can then add points of interest on the go, such as a T-rex replica in a museum. As fast as you can walk, you can map with Cartographer—so you can create floor plans for a 39-story building, like the San Francisco Marriott Marquis hotel, in just a few hours!

Deutsches Museum in Germany features aircrafts and helicopters in historic hangars

image via Google Lat Long

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