Google is adding yet again another possible patent for its up and coming patent portfolio. The “snap a landmark, find your location” application could possibly join other crazy patents like voice actions for your Google TV. And while it’s possible we could never even see this technology hit devices, it’s still pretty cool to see what Google is trying to do here. Innovation is the name of the game and there’s no better innovator than the search giant themselves.
Imagine, for some unknown reason you’re unable to use your GPS while traveling. Well, in this instance, all one would have to do is take a snap shot of the nearest landmark around and upload it to Google’s servers for analyses. The o’l Goog would search its millions of images from their geographical database returning your location coordinates and other pertinent information. This could certainly prove to be an adequate tool for travelers alike. However, I can’t help but wonder why one’s GPS wouldn’t be working for other than the fact you have no data connection where you’re at. In that case, if you have no data connection you won’t be able to upload that pic to Google’s servers either, but I digress :)