Google to Talk About Future of Maps on June 6th

Just weeks after it was discovered Apple will be ditching Google Maps in iOS 6 and transitioning to their own in-house mapping solution, Google has announced that they are holding an event on Wednesday, June 6 at 9:30 AM sharp to discuss the next dimension of Google Maps.

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.

Just days later, on Monday, June 11th at 10:00 AM Pacific, Apple is expected to take the wraps off of iOS 6 at the opening keynote of its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). The sixth version of Apple’s mobile operating system is expected to depart from Google Maps, a service that has been a part of the iOS platform for nearly five years.

Apple will use the various mapping firms that it has acquired to unveil its brand new Maps application with a stunning 3D experience. It will be interesting to find out what the “next dimension” of Google Maps will actually be. Plus, who doesn’t like free breakfast?

[9to5Google]

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