Trainers, the hidden geniuses behind every network hint discovered new text in Pokemon Go’s GM file, and it looks like we are getting a new PokeStop Scanning feature soon.
Following the tweet from PokeMiners, it is clear that Pokemon Go is about to get a feature, which will allow players to scan PokeStops and will help Niantic and Pokemon Go to build more grounded and realistic features.
PokeStop Scanning Incoming! A new feature that allows you to scan a PokeStop in the real world an upload it to Niantic to help improve their AR experience. Check it out!https://t.co/uUcW4XQ3vO
— PokeMiners (@poke_miners) April 17, 2020
Now, we are not really sure how this feature would work in Pokemon Go, but according to reports, Ingress Agents received a Portal Scanning feature not so long ago, so it may have the same options and functions.
Here is how the Portal Scanning works in Ingress, thanks to Niantic and the Ingress community:
Ingress Agents are explorers with a keen eye for detail and boundless curiosity to learn more about the world around us. With the latest Ingress update to start rolling out today, we’re calling upon interested Agents who would like to help us continue our research of the Portal network with an opt-in update to the Portal Edit options.
Our team is working to generate dynamic 3-D maps of existing Portals so we can build future augmented reality (AR) features that feel more grounded and real. Portal Scanning is an opt-in feature that allows Level 16 and recursed Agents in the US to upload Portal Scans that contain the following information:
- recorded images and lighting conditions
- time and location of the Portal Scan
- how the mobile device moved during the Portal Scan
- mobile device and camera specs
Multiple Portal Scans can be taken at each Portal, and can help our team of researchers with different camera angles and positions. To help you keep note of your Portal research progress, successfully uploaded and approved Portal Scans will count towards a new Scout medal:
- Bronze: 50 Portal Scans
- Silver: 250
- Gold: 1,000
- Platinum: 3,000
- Onyx: 6,000
Similar to our multiphased app releases, which release to more Agents over time, we’ll also open Portal Scanning to more Agents, Access Levels, and countries as soon as we’re able.
More to follow soon, so stay tuned!