Monday, September 17, 2012

Google's Ground Truth




You may not have wondered what is beneath or below or behind a Google map, but this fascinating article in The Atlantic takes you behind the scenes to see how Google compiles its maps. It also gives an insight into the near future when Google, not only indexes all of the information on the Internet, but also indexes all of the text visible in the physical world. Soon you'll be able to search street signs and business names just as if they were websites.