Google has collected photos of 16 million kilometers of roadsDecember 17, 2019
Photos cover 98 percent of the world’s population.
Google has announced that it has taken photographs of 10 million miles (over 16 million kilometers) for its cards. If you stretch them into one image, you can encircle the planet 400 times.
To collect information, Street View cars are used, equipped with cameras that capture everything around at different angles. In hard-to-reach places and where cars cannot drive, other means of transportation are used, including boats.
Google Maps also employs people with special devices in backpacks – the so-called Street View Trekker. By the way, the equipment can also be fixed on animals without harm to the latter. So pictures are taken including with the help of sheep, camels and other cattle.
The resulting photographs are combined into one for completeness. Together with satellite images of Google Earth, they cover the area where 98 percent of the world’s population lives.
In July of this year, it became known that 11 million false places were discovered on Google Maps. This happens as follows: third-party companies add 100 thousand “fake” addresses to the service every month to increase search results, and moreover, they often change the location and phone numbers. Google stated to this that moderators regularly conduct checks and “clean up” fake places. For example, in 2018, more than three million such addresses were deleted.
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