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Google Street View has become ‘the backbone’ of Maps

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Dec
2013

Google Maps Street View mode can easily seem like an exercise in mapping indulgence. According to a profile of Googles mapping efforts in The New York Times Magazine, the feature is more than worth its money — its actually become a core strength of Google Maps. “When we started, Street View was just some sci-fi idea,” Street View leader Luc Vincent tells New York Times Magazine, “but now, it’s the backbone.” Street view images are turned into hard mapping data

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