2012 State of Google's Map

2012 State of Google's Map
Speaking today at the WHERE Conference in San Francisco, Brian McClendon, Google’s Vice President of Engineering, responsible for geo-products gave an overview of Google’s mapping efforts in the last four years.

Besides North America (US, Canada and Mexico) Google has now built its own map database for Australia, Austria, Benelux, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, South Africa and United Kingdom.

Stretview is currently available in 35 countries and the satellite imagery layer covers 75 percent of the globe’s surface.

Google Maps tiles are currently served from 8 data centers around the world with peaks reaching 1.6 million queries per second.

Wednesday, April 4th 2012

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