[OPINION] Allhands: What Google Maps’ crazy level of detail means for Arizona

Joanna Allhands

(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.)  

Joanna Allhands: The insane amount of detail on Google Maps has real-life business implications. And they could come to life on Phoenix-area streets.

By Joanna Allhands, opinion columnist | The Republic

Cartographer Justin O’Beirne has noticed something revolutionary on Google Maps: Buildings.

Google has mapped countless buildings in big cities and tiny towns all over the world.

And we’re not just talking rudimentary boxes. You can easily discern building heights and architectural details from the maps, including entryways, garages and, in some cases, large bay windows.


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