What’s New in Google Maps

What’s New in Google Maps
Brian McClendon

Hic sun dracones – when you don’t know the borders for old mapping

Comprehensiveness
– collecting data for years
– 2005 pre-rendering maps, simple search
– 2007 still holes
– imagery to get satellite and location search
– 2012 is 75% of the population is covered
– Street view in 2007
– 39 countries, 3,000+ cities, 5M miles
– Build our own maps, not as accurate and updates were long leading to project Ground Truth
Accuracy
– terrain, map data, street view, imagery and local
Usability

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