Today we received an invite from Google to attend a Google Maps event next Wednesday, June 6th where they plan to unveil the “Next Dimension of Maps.” Details are pretty slim right now but I imagine this has something to do with the next step in Google’s 3D mapping programs and a basic improvement over Google Maps in general.
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.
What’s interesting about the timing of the event is that Apple plans to veer away from using Google Maps on all of their products and will unveil their 3D competitor only five days later at WWDC 2012. Looks like Google knows about their fruity plans and wants to cut them off at the pass. What, you didn’t think the Apple / Google Maps divorce was going to be pretty, did you?
Either way we will know more next week and I imagine in typical Google fashion they have something stellar up their sleeve. Anyone care to guess what groundbreaking stuff they will unveil? Shout it out in the comments below.