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How Google is Transforming the Map

A look at the Wikipedia-like effort to map the physical world.

This article first appeared on The Conversation and was republished with permission. Google has managed to map most of the world. Recently, the company offered a behind-the-scenes glimpse into how it’s built the Google Maps application using a combination of technology (the Google Street View car), expansion (the acquisition of satellite-imagery startup Skybox) and algorithms […]