Those of us who are directionally challenged swear by Google Maps. It’s the miraculous app that helps us navigate our way around town and get to where we are going as quickly as possible. But, what’s behind the Google magic?
To learn the secret check out “Here’s how Google Maps knows when there is traffic“ a video by Chris Snyder at Business Insider. According to Chris “one way it accomplishes this is by predicting traffic and calculating the fastest route.” Of course, you’re probably asking yourself how is Google able to keep tabs on all of the other cars on the road? As Chris notes, “the answer may creep you out.”
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.