Friday, January 25, 2019

How Google Maps Work?

How Google Maps Work?

How Google Maps Work?


Introduction

   Everyone really enjoys the services provided by Google companies. The most popular is the Google Search engine. In the Ancient times, there was a paper map on which we the traveler looks and follow the route in order to reach a particular location. As the new Technology arises these maps are transformed into Google Maps. Amongst the hundreds of products by Google, Google Maps is one. Whenever you want to go somewhere, no matter where you are or if you want to see a roadmap of a particular location then you must use Google Maps. No matter you have a Phone or PC or laptop you can see where you are and where you want to travel directly. Ever get questioned how Google Map works? What is the technology behind Google Maps?   

Google Maps 

 In the Mid of 2000s, Google acquired a company named "Where To"    the service here is to how to represent the maps digitally with the complete layout of the concepts. There was also the same company called "MAPQUEST" where you need to refresh the page again and again. That means if you are using MAPQUEST and you want to zoom in or zoom out something then you need to reload the page. Later they make a tie-up with the government and few questions were asked liked which road is where? , which road is meeting to which route? length of the road? and they were unable to answer all the questions. After this, the new technology comes to existence called as "Satellite Images". The satellite images were successful to answer all the questions. The factor which will lead to the vast is the road accuracy that is the street view. The street view is not available in every but in those countries available have the car with a 360-degree camera which captures all the images around with the Smart AI technology. The technology is good enough that all sign boards around round will be captured and then analyze them to know the Road direction, Road Name and the Road Merging in order to improve the data such as which is one way which road is no parking where to go and where to turn. All these things are possible because of the street view. When the collapse normal image with their 2D satellite map then you see the building some risen up That is you will see the 3D shape of the building. These things can also be done sometimes using a helicopter or by Drone. Apart from this if we discuss the office or shop or their phone number then this was the number of times tried by the Google to get these details by Yellow Pages to Directory. Later the Businesses owner came by themselves to tell Google about their Business.  Google Maps also give the internal map of the malls.  People also contribute a lot about their localities. Google also gives real-time traffic. 

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