Top 6 Facts About Google Maps

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Recently Google Maps completed 15 years on February 5th, 2020. Let's check some of the amazing stats and facts:

1. Amount of data accumulated by Google Maps

Google Maps has over 20 petabytes of data, which is equal to approximately 21 million gigabytes.

2. Updation of maps/locations

The map is updated constantly–literally, every second of every day! But aerial and satellite images are updated every two weeks. Street View images are updated as quickly as possible.

3. Google blur every individual's face in Street View

Google employs automatic face and license plate blurring technology to protect people’s privacy in Street View.

4. The satellites used for aerial views aren't Google's own

The satellite imagery for both Google Maps and Google Earth comes from a broad range of sources and third-party providers. The same information is available to anyone who licenses or purchases it from the widely available sources.

5. Crossed 200mn just in 6 years.

Google Maps for Mobile had 200 million users as of May 2011.

6. How many Third-Party applications or websites use Google Maps

More than 5,244,592 websites are using Google Maps actively. Collectively which serves more than 54% of the internet population (data from 2018), and 20% of searches are on or about Google Maps.

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