Google Maps’s Moat

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In this in-depth comparison of Google's and Apple's map products, the author describes how Google intelligently combines data it collects to derive novel and useful byproducts. In the case of maps, Google derives building outlines from it's satellites imagery and uses deep learning to extract business names and locations from its Street View imagery and then overlays the two on their map in order to highlight 'areas of interest'.

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