Google Maps is the most popular mapping application around today, despite the many other mapping apps on the market today. At some point, even Apple conceded that Google Maps did a better job than their Apple Maps when it was launched, going as far as recommending that users use it while the company fixed its issues.
Google Maps has undoubtedly grown over the years and with all the resources and technology at its disposal, it doesn’t really come as a surprise to learn that the company’s satellite images cover 36 million square miles, which is approximately 98% of the entire population of the world. This means that there is less than 2% of the world’s population that Google is yet to map out, which we imagine will eventually be covered.
This is according to a recent blog penned by Google in which they share additional details on how they go about mapping the world, be it through cars that drive around collecting photos and information for Street View or providing high definition satellite images used as part of Google Earth.
That said, while it is a very impressive feat for Google to have been able to capture so many details and images, it is a bit disheartening to know that there’s literally almost no place left to hide from Google, given how much the company already knows about us.