Apr. 15, 21

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What is Google Maps?

Google Maps is a web mapping product developed at Google. It offers satellite imagery, aerial photography, street maps, 360° interactive panoramic views of streets, real-time traffic conditions, and route planning.

How did Google Maps start?

Google Maps started out as the idea of Noel Gordon and the co-founders of Where 2, a software company based in Australia. In 2004, Where 2 was acquired by Google along with "Google Maps" in its early stages.


Imagery is a needed component in making Google Maps work. Without imagery, Google would not be able to situate roads, buildings, and businesses all around the world.

Adding Data

Unfortunately, it is not possible to create a map with images alone. The next step after Imagery was adding the right quantitative data. 

Checking the information

Google Maps benefits from a worldwide data operations team that makes sure the information brought in is accurate. They also correct any possible mistakes and improve the whole process. 

Machine Learning 

The final step to an even better Google Maps is machine learning. Machine learning automates mapping processes and at the same time maintains a high level of accuracy. 

How Google Maps works

Behind every map provided by Google, there is another map hidden from your view. This map is much more complex and it is the key to your queries. . 

Google Maps API

Google Maps API was launched by Google in 2005 in order to give developers the opportunity to integrate Google Maps into their websites

GIS data

The data in Google Maps is called GIS data (Geographic Information System) and is managed by a GIS system. A geographic information system is a framework to analyze in detail spatial and geographic data


Google Maps has evolved, and with it are a host of new features, such as the ability to direct message the businesses that feature on Google Maps.