Tracking the Mappers: Navigation Companies Video the World's Streets

Companies that supply imagery to nav-system providers are in a race to add reality to the mix. Okay, not so much a race as a really long, boring drive around the world, covering every single street. One Dutch firm is sending out an assault force of camera-strapped vans into the wilds of Europe to too just that, and they're collecting hundreds of gigabytes of video each week. Sounds like a tedious job. At least they have a map to guide them.

Mapping the Streets of the World [Der Spiegel]

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