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Google patent lets you snap a photo of a landmark to reveal your location

googleHave you ever been to a new city and got lost? Well if you have, or if you’re trying to describe your location to a friend, then a recently filed Google patent might be of extreme interest to you. The patent basically describes how a user could take a photo of a landmark, upload it to Google’s servers where it will attempt to match it against its geographical database, and return to you the results and your location.

In a way, one could think of this as a GPS version of Google Goggles, but then again it should be noted that this is merely a patent which may or may not even be made a reality, although we have to admit that this is a pretty nifty feature if it ever got made. Android 5.0 perhaps? In any case, if you’d like extremely detailed and slightly technical information about this particular patent, head on over to the USPTO’s website.

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