Google Maps: Mapping Your Immediate Universe, One Megapixel at a Time
Here’s a nice little survey of Google Maps’ trajectory, from game-changing zoomable map to the multi-level modern cartography device it is today.
What we love about Google is its commitment to dive deep into the heart of things, whether the project be search (one day we’ll be able to search our genes, condemning ourselves to a life à la Gattaca once and for all) or mapping. The capacity to see mapped locations at street level is an impressive and massively ambitious project which we now take for granted, not to mention its ongoing effort to map interiors like shopping malls — meaning I’ll never lose myself in Great Mall’s eternal circle ever again.
Even Wes Anderson used the Goog’ to find the perfect location for Moonrise Kingdom.
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