Google is an amazing company that has many many innovative products. When Larry Page took the reigns from Eric Schmidt, he axed a number of initiatives and folded many into other divisions within Google. One thing that Google still allows is the employee 20% time. Google employees are allowed to utilize 20% of their “work” time toward a project that they would like to work on. There are some great innovations that came from the Google 20% time. Perhaps the largest 20% project is GMail. I am sure there are many more.
In any event, I am writing this because of an e-mail that I just received from the Google Geo Team. They have a project that they call “Follow Your World”. This allows you to subscribe for updates to maps of specific locations. In this case, I signed up to be alerted when imagery of my office address was updated. I am not sure what can be done with this information other than “looky loo” activities, but this information is fun to keep up on.
Go to https://followyourworld.appspot.com to sign up yourself.