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Google Street View Has Snapped 20 Petabytes of Street Photos

Earlier today Google gave a sort of “state of Google Maps” address to many of the biggest names in tech, and one of the most impressive statistics to arise out of the presentation was that so far, Google Street View cars have driven over 5 million miles and collected over 20 petabytes of imagery. To put that in perspective, that means that the street view cars have travelled enough miles to complete 10 round trips to the moon (and then some) and have stored more than 80 times more information than is contained in the US Library of Congress. You think they have a few extra external hard drives lying around?

(via Engadget)


Image credit: Google Street view-bilen vid Örjanskolan! by jarnakommunikation


 
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  • branden rio

    Finally putting the “petapixel” name of this blog to use :)

  • http://twitter.com/dlcade DL Cade

    We can neither confirm nor deny that this had any bearing on why we chose to feature this story ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.kantor John Kantor

    “Lying” around.

  • http://twitter.com/dlcade DL Cade

    Thank you for pointing that out. It’s been corrected :)