[OSM-talk] Google StreetMap embedding Flickr photos

Anthony osm at inbox.org
Mon Mar 1 18:36:16 GMT 2010


On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 12:51 PM, John Smith <deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com>wrote:

> On 2 March 2010 03:28, Anthony <osm at inbox.org> wrote:
> > Yeah.  Anyone know how they're doing this?  It's stuff like this that
> makes
> > me think that a free, non-profit project is always going to be many steps
> > behind the big boys when it comes to this domain.
>
> Google like all companies has limited growth potential with employees
> alone, which is why they're trying to branch out into crowd sourcing,
> they've already have one failure on this front with their attempt to
> replace wikipedia.
>

Wikipedia is a whole different beast.  It'll likely be replaced by Google
when and if Google come out with a breakthrough in natural language
processing.  It looks like that breakthrough has already come in terms of
creating a 3D model of the world.  All that's left is taking lots of raw,
dumb pictures.  No sense in wasting manpower over something a bunch of
unmanned dirigibles could do.
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