What makes Google maps so good / New York Times

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Ol'Timer
Oct 17, 2006
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I believe these two articles help to get an understanding how mapping actually works

From David Pogue,NY Times http://goo.gl/HTuuu

while Alexis C. Madrigal of the Atlantic goes into more technical details

http://goo.gl/Y0ENU

I am not interested in turn-by-turn directions, I know where I want to end up. BKK is of no interest, would never ride/drive there. What I love about my Andriod Google maps that I can, opposed to a conventional GPS, look what is behind the next mountain, can see the terrain, cluster of buildings, and many more details. Much easier to visualize a house to be rented/ build here and there.
What is your view?