If you are an active player of Pokémon GO, you may soon be capturing more than just virtual pocket monsters.

When it comes to mapping the world, Niantic does not have the fleet of mapping cars that its former parent company, Google, has at its disposal. But it does have a community of active users from which the company can crowdsource 3D data for AR maps.

According to Niantic CEO John Hanke, via a report from Reuters on Wednesday, his company’s AR maps will be built from data captured by players’ cameras as they play Niantic’s location-based AR games, which include Ingress and the… more


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