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  • Rafe 6/6/2012 5:20:58 PM
    So, three product takeaways...
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 5:21:08 PM
    1. GOOGLE FULL 3D MAPS (pretty cool)
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/6/2012 5:21:12 PM
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 5:21:27 PM
    2. New cool backpack "Street View" rig will be opening up more indoor maps and directions.
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 5:21:40 PM
    3. Offline maps on mobile.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/6/2012 5:21:41 PM
    Audience Q: Is Google investing in 3D planes?
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 5:22:11 PM
    Answer: Yes, we are contracting planes. Privacy for oblique images is established.
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 5:22:30 PM
    CNN question: Will Apple leaving change the industry?
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/6/2012 5:22:33 PM
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 5:22:47 PM
    Brian: We will continue to make Google Maps imagery available as widely as possible.
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 5:22:59 PM
    We would like to get all services on all platforms.
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 5:23:08 PM
    IDC: Any plans to use drones.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/6/2012 5:23:26 PM
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 5:23:30 PM
    Brian: "Very interesting question. Still be evaluated by FAA. A larger can of worms then we can get into here."
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 5:23:48 PM
    Larry Magid: Will you make the iPhone version of Maps as good or better than Android version?
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 5:23:57 PM
    We want to make available on all platforms.
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 5:24:07 PM
    Why offline not available on iOS?
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 5:24:13 PM
    We're working hard to get on all platforms.
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 5:24:30 PM
    Are you going to hook in to Project Glass for data input, for Trekker for example?
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 5:24:53 PM
    Brian: Location and navigation will be an important part of products in the future. Awesome idea. Very interested, when it's available.
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 5:25:24 PM
    Megan, Ars: Can you pinpoint things in 3D?
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 5:25:51 PM
    Brian: Yes, especially transit. Doing at a larger lever, combining 2D, 3D, vector data... more precise images.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/6/2012 5:26:17 PM

    (from earlier) The back of that giant backpack.

  • Rafe 6/6/2012 5:26:25 PM
    Mark, PC World: Is stereophotogrammetry human or 3D?
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 5:26:34 PM
    Brian: All automated
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 5:27:16 PM
    Peter: It is fully automated, obviously not easy to do. So many different images makes it possible to take best one, eliminate occlusions, etc.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/6/2012 5:27:17 PM
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 5:27:32 PM
    "The result can be quite amazing."
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 5:27:42 PM
    eWeek: How many cities in full 3D?
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 5:28:01 PM
    Brian: "Several." Not defined which ones. Goal by end of year to have "very large number."
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 5:28:16 PM
    Brian, Bloomberg: Are you concered that Apple will build a better tool?
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 5:28:27 PM
    "I'm proud of what we've accomplished."
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 5:29:04 PM
    Quentin, NYT: Do you look at other ways of delivering on other products like Win 8?
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 5:29:10 PM
    Brian: It takes time to optimize.
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 5:29:16 PM
    That's the end!
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/6/2012 5:29:50 PM
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 5:29:53 PM
    Thanks all for watching! We're off to do some wrap-ups and stuff. Check back on CNET News during the day for followups!
  • Jose Luis Farias 6/6/2012 5:30:37 PM
    Thanks for the transcript man!
  • Ramius 6/6/2012 5:30:42 PM
    @Rafe Thanks and good work.
  • Losh Loshan 6/6/2012 5:30:44 PM
    @Josh Lowensohn Thanks
  • Nicholas Zahn 6/6/2012 5:30:46 PM
    Enjoy the snacks.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/6/2012 5:30:47 PM
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 5:31:16 PM
    Shutting down. Remember, check news.com for updates during the day!
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