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O'Reilly Where 2012 Conference Summary
Thu, 2012/04/05 - 16:12
The Where 2012 conference was held earlier this week. The best summaries I found so far are from the Google Earth Blog (which isn't an official Google blog) - here is the GEB's day one, day two and day three.
From the day three: "Ingredients of a Modern Mapping Service by Brian McClendon, Google's VP of Geo. Brian gave us a brief history of Keyhole and Google Earth, then unveiled some impressive stats:
In 2006, 37% of the world's population was covered by sub-meter imagery. That number is now up to 75%.
Each imagery update (roughly every two weeks) is as large as all of the imagery they had in 2006.
Street View started with five cities in 2007 and how covers 35 countries and millions of miles of roads.
Google Maps driving directions was available in 22 countries with 13 million miles of road in 2008, and now is in 187 countries with over 26 million miles of roads.
He also encouraged everyone to view the new Project Glass video, which has some amazing geo-related possibilities in the future."
If you're looking for more, try the #whereconf hashtag on Twitter.