Google buys a panorama startup to bolster Road View

Google buys a panorama startup to bolster Street View

Assume that Google Road View might use a recent coat of paint? Google does, too. The search agency has simply snapped up Digisfera, a Portugese startup whose specialty is making probably the most out of panoramic photographs. The newly-acquired firm is not saying precisely what it’s going to do inside the Road View staff, however its work on some extra formidable tasks could also be a clue. It produced a big tagged panorama on the 2014 World Cup, for instance, and captured a sweeping view of President Obama’s inauguration.

As with many buyouts, a few of Digisfera’s work goes away. Its tagging system (PanoTag) is shutting down on October thirty first, and its panorama viewer (Marizpano) goes open supply to protect the underlying know-how. Nevertheless, you won’t miss them too a lot if this deal results in much more interactive Road View photographs.

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