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Link of the day: How Google Builds Its Maps

September 27, 2012 Leave a comment

I’m a little late to the party, but the Atlantic has a great article on Google Maps. In the light of the recent bad press about the maps in iOS 6 (see e.g. David Pogue’s article  and http://theamazingios6maps.tumblr.com/), it’s important to realize how much hard work, both in terms of engineers and highly skilled data ‘massagers’, goes into making a great maps product.

Interesting side note: I was going to bring back up the great article on 41latitude.com which illustrated Google maps’ superior legibility (which I blogged about in May of 2011) but the post has been removed and according to Quora the author is now working at Apple.

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