Eric van Rees is a freelance writer and editor. His specialty is GIS technology. He has more than nine years of proven expertise in editing, writing and interviewing as editor and editor-in-chief for the international geospatial publication GeoInformatics, as well as GIS Magazine and CAD Magazine, both published in Dutch. Currently, he writes about geospatial technology, programming and web development for various clients, publications and blogs.
AR-based navigation is here to stay. After Mapbox, Google recently introduced a new navigation service that uses augmented reality (AR) technology on smartphones. It has big plans for the future, applying computer vision and AR where possible. Meanwhile, the first new competitor in this space announced itself.