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Google I/O 2013 keynote

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  • James Martin 5/15/2013 6:17:08 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/15/2013 6:17:18 PM
    North Korea was the last of 200 countries to join MapMaker
  • stephen.shankland 5/15/2013 6:17:50 PM
    On Maps: "Geocoded photos change the experience of everything."
  • stephen.shankland 5/15/2013 6:18:02 PM
    Now 50 countries covered with Street View imagery.
  • James Martin 5/15/2013 6:18:20 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/15/2013 6:19:21 PM
    Local data, imagery, Street View, and Base Maps underneath it all
  • James Martin 5/15/2013 6:19:23 PM
  • stephen.shankland 5/15/2013 6:19:30 PM
    By combining data from multiple views of the same areas, Google constructs 3D building data on Google Maps.
  • James Martin 5/15/2013 6:19:49 PM
  • stephen.shankland 5/15/2013 6:20:13 PM
    "Locating businesses precisely is pretty hard," but Street View makes it better. Google has 40 million businesses in its local database.
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/15/2013 6:20:25 PM
    more than 1m Web sites have Google Maps embedded
  • stephen.shankland 5/15/2013 6:20:58 PM
    External use of Google Maps on others' Web sites is bigger than Google's own Maps site. No wonder they raised the price of the Maps API.
  • James Martin 5/15/2013 6:21:30 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/15/2013 6:21:43 PM
    BTW, Street View cars have driven more than 5 million miles
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