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Google Maps App for iPhone

by Bill Hayes

In Maps App for iPhone Steers Right, the New York Times calls the new Google Maps app for the iPhone “one of the best apps ever.”

So the first great thing about Google’s new Maps is the underlying data. Hundreds of Google employees have spent years hand-editing the maps, fixing the thousands of errors that people report every day. (In the new app, you report a mistake just by shaking the phone.) And since 2006, Google’s Street View vehicles have trawled 3,000 cities, photographing and confirming the cartographical accuracy of five million miles of roads. [more]