Google “Mapping” Real World With Incredible Precision For Self-Driving Cars

by Greg Sterling
A fascinating article in the Atlantic appeared this weekend. It's mostly about Google's self-driving cars and how they operate technically. But it's also about something much bigger: how Google is now effectively "crawling" the real world as it has crawled the web for years. The analogy or insight isn't mine it's the Atlantic's. But it's spot-on.Read the full article