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Wednesday, October 17, 2007
How Google Maps the Earth
There's a great little article in today's Technology Review update on how Google manages to do what it does in Google Earth and Google Maps. Even in this simplified explanation, it's clear that there's a lot going on under the hood when you type in some address and Google Earth flies you there almost instantly. The article links to some nicely illustrative video clips and still images.