How Does Google do it?

Discussion in 'Survey Center' started by WA4OTD, Nov 14, 2009.


How does Google do it?

  1. The G does stand for governent

    9 vote(s)
  2. Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are that good

    35 vote(s)
  3. They have made a deal with the devil

    22 vote(s)
  4. They are incredibly lucky

    21 vote(s)
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  1. WA4OTD

    WA4OTD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Google has hit homerun after homerun and everything is free! Download Google Earth and there is an option for traffic. WHen on it shows the speed of cars on most major interstates in nearly live condition. This is getting the speed and location from cell phones as people travel along these roads. HOW DO THEY DO THAT?
  2. K6TEP

    K6TEP Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    I would have added "they are that good at finding great people". I know a few Google folks; some of smartest people I've met.
  3. K8ERV

    K8ERV QRZ Member QRZ Page

    Google farms out their street-level photography to, I think, Geoatlas, who run the camera cars.

    I live in a small backwater town. I recently wanted to see a new store near a small street improvement, only two weeks old. The street-level image showed it already!

    A friend saw the camera car and wanted to stop and ask a question, but he was too late.

    Truly amazing.

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
  4. WA4OTD

    WA4OTD Ham Member QRZ Page

    I saw the Google car drive by my house last spring and subsequent picture after.

    For the cell phones I wonder how they get the GPS position and speed data from a cell phone provider(s)? Maybe deal based on their new phone or is this information public knowledge?

    TEP: yes, Google reminds me of Microsoft in the early days.
  5. WA7PRC

    WA7PRC Ham Member QRZ Page

    It's done with mirrors. :D ::rimshot::
    vy 73,
    Bryan WA7PRC
  6. magician

    magician QRZ Member


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  7. KA5ROW

    KA5ROW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Where do you find such things on Googol? I found my house the photo is at least 7 or 8 years old. And you can't even make out the shape of the house. As far as street level i don't even know where to go to find it. Help Help please. :D
  8. K8ERV

    K8ERV QRZ Member QRZ Page

    On a Google map, at the top of the left zoom bar, look for a yellow figure. Click that and drag it to a street. The street-level pix should show up if it is available. Then you can move the cursor around to move or rotate the view. Takes a few seconds to catch up.

    Truly amazing.

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
  9. N0IU

    N0IU Ham Member QRZ Page

    Street level doesn't work everywhere... yet! And while the image of my property is not quite as old as KA5ROW's, it is at least 3 years old.

    Now if you want to contribute to the images, you can use Google's online photo album called Panoramio ( and upload pictures there. The one thing you have to do is have your pictures geotagged with the latitude and longitude so it can be pinpointed on the map. Learn more about it here:

    What's that you say, you're camera does not have a built-in GPS? As long as you know where the picture was taken, you can use Google's photo organizing program called Picasa. ( You store your pictures on your PC then you can upload your pictures to albums you create on the Picasa website ( It works sort of like Flickr and Photobucket - and it is FREE. Once you have a picture in Picasa, you can geotag that picture by pinpointing it in Google Earth.

    Once you have your pictures geotagged on Picasa using Google Earth, they could be chosen to be part of Google Earth so that everyone in the universe can see your work on the Picasa website! Learn more about it here:

    Happy Boxing Day and Happy Picture Taking!
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2009
  10. K8ERV

    K8ERV QRZ Member QRZ Page

    Google maps is amazing, but I wish each image was date stamped.

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
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