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Mike Podwal, Head-Augmented & Virtual Reality-NY

December 08, 2016

Jennifer Holland
Mike Podwal

Daydreaming about Google’s Virtual Reality World

..... Before that can be done, however, there are still technical issues that need to be addressed, as she explains: Those technical details – such as improving the resolution when you get right up-close to objects – will surely be addressed in the months and years to come, but what is already there is certainly enough to warrant some excitement. Mike Podwal from the Google Earth VR team says that currently 54 percent of the planet’s land mass is covered by this experience, including 175 cities with full 3D data. The idea of having all those virtual-real worlds to explore is simply mind-blowing, and it’s difficult not to see this actively feeding into Google’s VR strategy. .....

November 16, 2016

Mike Podwal

Google Earth in VR is a beautiful reminder of how small we are (hands-on) - CNET

..... Kaeser says it's a Vive-exclusive to start, though they're also looking at other platforms (like Google's Daydream) as well. Next, says Product Manager Mike Podwal, is more data, more tie-ins to other Google products, more layers on top. He says Google wants this to be "a really rich geospacial way to learn about the world......