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  • Rafe 6/6/2012 4:47:59 PM
    TRAFFIC...
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/6/2012 4:48:03 PM
  • jaymar.cabebe 6/6/2012 4:48:05 PM
    I cannot imagine not having the single search box. Wait yes I can. In fact, I can remember the multi-field search. *cringe..
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 4:48:34 PM
    Brian talking about 3 minutes to get an accident's impact on traffic reported, based on sensor data.
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 4:48:45 PM
    INDOOR MAPS...
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/6/2012 4:48:47 PM
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 4:48:59 PM
    Not enough just to have maps.
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 4:49:09 PM
    They launched indoor walking directions. Great for train stations.
  • jaymar.cabebe 6/6/2012 4:49:49 PM
    In case you still haven't seen indoor Maps: download.cnet.com
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/6/2012 4:49:56 PM
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 4:49:56 PM
    Performance: No longer pre-rendering maps. Now they're rendering on the fly, since they have the performance. Benefit: more custom maps, e.g., in whatever language you want.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/6/2012 4:49:58 PM
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 4:50:00 PM
    MAPS API
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 4:50:12 PM
    Google Maps API used by over 800k devs.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/6/2012 4:50:16 PM
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 4:50:27 PM
    Devs can make maps look how they want.
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 4:50:30 PM
    MAPS FOR GOOD
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 4:50:41 PM
    Rebecca Moore, Google Maps Outreach...
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/6/2012 4:50:45 PM
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 4:50:56 PM
    Google Earth Outreach, sorry
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/6/2012 4:51:04 PM
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 4:51:14 PM
    "What happens when you take this deep data and put it in the hands of the world?"
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 4:51:34 PM
    Yeah, everyone, we are still waiting for the product announcements.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/6/2012 4:51:46 PM
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 4:52:04 PM
    Rebecca talking about how Google Earth helped USGS and other agencies with Katrina, mapping flooding in real time.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/6/2012 4:52:22 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/6/2012 4:52:25 PM
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 4:52:44 PM
    Showing powerful imagery of flooding and "areas that were still safe." Rescue workers were using this imagery to find people and navigate helicopters to rescue.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/6/2012 4:52:47 PM
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 4:52:59 PM
    "Using Google Earth, they saved the lives of more than 4,000 people."
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 4:53:07 PM
    From that, Google Earth Outreach was born
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 4:53:32 PM
    Getting interest from organizations who want to put their stories on "the world's map."
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/6/2012 4:53:54 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/6/2012 4:54:32 PM
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 4:54:37 PM
    Talking about how an Amazon chief saw that land surrounding his preserve was getting decimated. And also how people were encroaching on his land.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/6/2012 4:54:47 PM
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 4:54:51 PM
    "Was time to put down the bow and arrow and take up the laptop."
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/6/2012 4:55:21 PM
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 4:55:26 PM
    It's the Surui people's land he's trying to save.
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 4:55:47 PM
    The people call Google "Messenger."
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/6/2012 4:55:52 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/6/2012 4:56:18 PM
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 4:56:29 PM
    Announcement: Halo Trust is an organization dedicated to eradicating land mines, using Google Earth to track landmine removal ops, and marking where it's safe and still not safe.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/6/2012 4:56:47 PM
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 4:56:48 PM
    You can see areas, for ex in Angola, where minefields have been cleared
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