Google to Hold 3D Maps Event Ahead Of WWDC

Apple is widely speculated to unveil an all-new Maps app with an incredible 3D-mode at the WWDC 2012 Keynote on June 11th, which will replace the current Maps app that makes use of mapping data from Google.

So it was interesting to find out that Google has sent out invitations for a 3D Maps event on June 6th to give a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming features in Google Maps. 

Google has provided the following information in the invite:

At this invitation-only press gathering, Brian McClendon, VP of Google Maps and Google Earth, will give you a behind-the-scenes look at Google Maps and share our vision. We’ll also demo some of the newest technology and provide a sneak peek at upcoming features that will help people get where they want to go – both physically and virtually. We hope to see you there.

As you can see in the image of the invite below, it (“The Next Dimension”) also suggests that the event will be related to 3D maps.

It will be interesting to see if Google has anything interesting to announce for iOS users. In our opinion, if Apple unveils an all-new Maps app on June 11th then Google might be forced to launch their free turn-by-turn Navigation app for iOS, which is currently one of the unique selling points of Android-based smartphone.

Update:

The video of the Google Maps Navigation app for Android:

[via 9 to 5 Google]

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