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How Google Builds Its Maps—and What It Means for the Future of Everything - The Atlantic:
An exclusive look inside Ground Truth, the secretive program to build the world’s best accurate maps.
(Photo: Google / USPTO)
A Google patent has just been granted that allows for “zooming using pre-existing imaging” — in other words, zooming in from your photo to another one. For instance, you could go from your snapshot of the Mona Lisa directly to a high-res scan from the Louvre.