How Does Google Maps Work?


Google Maps has been a staple of the internet for over a decade now, but few actually know how it works. For the rest of us, Google Maps is pretty much one step away from magic. For example, how does Google create such accurate maps for so many different regions? How can it collect so much data about so much of the world? Who works to keep the maps maintained and updated? And what about real-time traffic conditions, temporary speed limits, and operating hours for nearby businesses? Somehow all of these complex features work damn well, which is why so many of…

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