Google Has Its Own Fleet of Airplanes to Map the World in 3D [Video]

Talking about what goes into its improved 3D maps, Google casually mentioned today that it uses a fleet of airplanes to repeatedly fly over cities, shooting photos at 45-degrees and from directly overhead.

Google Has Adorably Goofy 360-Degree StreetView Backpack Cameras Now (Updated) [StreetView]

So on top of its fleet of world-roaming StreetView cars, Google's now got 360-degree backpack cameras to take in the world.

New Google Maps: Offline Mobile Access, Improved 3D and More [Video]

Google Maps announced it is rolling out offline maps for mobile, showed a new person-mounted Street View camera and is improving the 3D capabilities of its maps via aerial data.

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