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  • Josh Lowensohn 6/6/2012 4:57:01 PM
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 4:57:12 PM
    Says once Halo cleared the mines, 70,000 people could return to their homes.
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 4:57:29 PM
    Theres a lat/long blog post about this. Anyone got the line, I'll embed.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/6/2012 4:58:00 PM
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 4:58:25 PM
    Lat Long blog, story is up google-latlong.blogspot.com
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 4:58:31 PM
    Thanks grub
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 4:58:34 PM
    etc
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/6/2012 4:58:45 PM
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 4:58:45 PM
    Brian back, talking about all the 2012 launches.
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 4:58:50 PM
    NOW THREE NEW DEMOS
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 4:58:59 PM
    Rita Chen, product manager for Google Maps Mobile
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/6/2012 4:59:10 PM
  • jaymar.cabebe 6/6/2012 4:59:16 PM
    Here we go...
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/6/2012 4:59:21 PM
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 4:59:22 PM
    Says Google Maps requires Internet connection. Is she about to launch offline mode?
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 4:59:42 PM
    Yes. "You will no longer need paper maps. Google Maps is going offline. Coming soon to Google Maps for Android."
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/6/2012 4:59:43 PM
  • jaymar.cabebe 6/6/2012 5:00:02 PM
    Now how much data am I going to have to cache on my device, though?
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/6/2012 5:00:14 PM
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 5:00:39 PM
    Ex: Let's say you're going to London, and want a map when you land. You select "make available offline" from menu. You'll see how much data it will take, and an estimate of charges.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/6/2012 5:00:43 PM
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 5:00:53 PM
    Then maps starts downloading.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/6/2012 5:01:04 PM
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 5:01:14 PM
    If you have GPS, blue dot will still work. Compass will still work. Without 3G or Wi-Fi. "Experience is truly better than paper."
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/6/2012 5:01:31 PM
  • jaymar.cabebe 6/6/2012 5:01:45 PM
    I'm wondering if we get every zoom level of the selected/downloaded map area.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/6/2012 5:01:51 PM
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 5:01:56 PM
    Shows that when you zoom in, you get unusable fuzzy nothingness.
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 5:02:15 PM
    If the map is downloaded, you get actual zoomable data with clear maps, down to street level.
  • jaymar.cabebe 6/6/2012 5:02:30 PM
    My question has been answered.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/6/2012 5:02:42 PM
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 5:02:45 PM
    "Google Maps... Soon available offline."
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/6/2012 5:02:46 PM
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 5:02:56 PM
    Now up, Luke Vincent, engineering director, Street View
  • jaymar.cabebe 6/6/2012 5:03:14 PM
    Awww, coming "soon?" Now, please!
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/6/2012 5:03:15 PM
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 5:03:16 PM
    Next evolution in Street View techology.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/6/2012 5:03:18 PM
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 5:03:27 PM
    Luke: Street View was my 20% produce when I joined Google.
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 5:03:33 PM
    But it was really Larry's idea.
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/6/2012 5:03:42 PM
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 5:03:45 PM
    Luc not Luke, sorry
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 5:03:50 PM
    He is very French
  • Josh Lowensohn 6/6/2012 5:04:05 PM
  • Rafe 6/6/2012 5:04:07 PM
    Showing pictures of the Google Street View van prototype. Sexy.
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