Google Maps Said To Be Getting A Facelift That Could Appear At Google I/O

Google Maps Said To Be Getting A Facelift That Could Appear At Google I/O
Google's bound to pull back the curtain on some goodies at its annual I/O conference next week (though it's being characteristically quiet about the whole thing), but could a redesigned version of Google Maps be one of them? That's what the folks at …
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Chinese abductee used Google Maps to find his family after 23 years
A man from Sichuan, China, has reportedly been reunited with his family after 23 years, finding his way home thanks partly to Google Maps. Fujian news service Nhaidu reports that Luo Gong, then five years old, was abducted on his way to kindergarten …
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Google Faces searches for faces in Google Maps, finds Forever Alone Guy
The face searching agent flips through a sequence of satellite images in a virtual browser surfing Google Maps in order to feed the face detection algorithm with landscape samples. A corresponding "iteration algorithm" steps sequentially around the globe.
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