Welcome to the race to map reality. At Facebook's Oculus Connect conference, Augmented and VR VP Andrew "Boz" Bosworth announced that Facebook is making AR glasses, which we. But to make those glasses happen, Facebook's kicking off a project to map reality for spatial computing, called Live Maps.
Live Maps looks to code several levels of data into a stack that AR and other computer vision devices could navigate. This is familiar territory: Magic Leap has promised similar things in its "Magicverse" model of the connected world. indoor and outdoor spaces for years. Microsoft has been working on similar mapping data initiatives for the and other products. Apple, exploring , could be looking to hook into more data and beacons next, too.
At the moment, Oculus is. But Live Maps looks like the infrastructure that AR glasses will need next.