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Latest launch from our Ground Truth team.

+Sophia Lin+Andrew Lookingbill
 
Ground Truth helps us match the real world—now in Argentina, Chile, Colombia & Turkey. goo.gl/rJPtTd
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Our latest launch: Indian Railways schedules on Google Maps. Also, updated bus and metro information for Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune.

Congrats +Surendra Ruhela and team!
Sometimes planning trips to another city via public transport can be complicated. Should you catch the bus or the metro to the nearest railway station? Next time you’re planning a trip using public transport in India, Google ...
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Visit the Everest Region of Nepal, homeland of the Sherpa people, now in Google Maps.
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Never fear, +Local Guides are here! Top reviewers -- also known as Local Guides -- will now receive a special badge next to their review of a place with the latest version of +Google Maps for Android.

Learn more http://goo.gl/7WWF4F
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Sounds like fake meat tasting as good as real meat could be available within a decade (with the first products available in 2015). Once perfected, fake meat will be healthier, cheaper, better for the environment (much less green house grass emissions), and just as tasty as real meat.
More protein than beef. More omegas than salmon. Tons of calcium, antioxidants, and vitamin B. In their secret R&D lab, the scientists at Beyond Meat concocted a plant-protein-based performance burger that delivers the juicy flavor and texture of the real thing with none of the dietary and environmental downsides.
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Or turkey bacon 😈
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[SF Bay Area Storm links - expand below]
If you’re a weather watching geek like me, any system that brings with it higher than normal precipitation and winds will be super interesting to you.. especially in the weather-boring San Francisco Bay Area.  The storm that’s arriving on our doorstep later this evening is a once in a decade or so thing.. so I’m watching closely!  :)  

People from outside the area will scoff (and so did I when I first arrived here from Ontario, Canada) but heavy amounts of rain and wind have significant impact to a ground surface area that don't get either in extreme doses very often.  That includes fragile trees/limbs and waterways that fill up fast.  I've come to appreciate the impact and no longer compare it to other areas.    

Here are the sites I have fired up in Chrome and I’m sharing them here:

Weather Underground Map [goo.gl/X4wL] - Tons of weather station data, webcams, radar etc that you can toggle on and off.  You can pretty much camp out on this mashup throughout the storm.  http://www.weather.gov is also a great weather site, powered by NOAA. 

Google Crisis Response Map [goo.gl/WCiCJc] - This map is the best place to see all official alerts (eg: National Weather Service), see Red Cross shelters if they end up being set up and community storm reports.  

Google Public Alerts [goo.gl/79LmWJ] - Clearinghouse for National Weather Service Alerts for Northern California.  When you go through to specific alert pages, tweets and news for that specific alert are also shown.

NWSBay Official Twitter account [goo.gl/qWPfhP] - National Weather Service San Francisco and Monterey Bay area.  Super geeky, TONS of data posted here.  

NOAA Real time river flood info and forecasts [goo.gl/BDHHe1
USGS WaterWatch [goo.gl/gAFPhy]

+NBC Bay Area *meteorologists to follow*: +Rob Mayeda, [Jeff Ranieri: goo.gl/X2gE6X]. Local video, maps on NBC Bay Area Weather site as well! goo.gl/HApkzC

Twitter "BayAreaStorm" hashtag: [goo.gl/FDbfbq]
*Google+ equivalent: #BayAreaStorm   

Super cool wind direction visualizer [goo.gl/nKlu8V] - Pure eye candy, nothing else.  :)  [via +Alex Roux]

Have I missed any?  

Another tip: Go on to your city/municipality’s website and email yourself a few links to things like Utility Outages [eg here: goo.gl/35Lh28 for Palo Alto].  This can end up being a lot easier to search down from your computer than on mobile if you’ve lost your electricity.  Also searching terms on Twitter like “outage yourcitynamehere” are good as well to see official accounts of municipalities or public utilities tweeting updates.  

Enjoy the storm - should be fun to experience together!  

[photo credit National Weather Service Bay Area: http://goo.gl/T0ClTP]
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Manik,
Once I told you  and your fellow Google people about a better idea but you folks never got back to me. 
I have an revolutionary, although simple, idea to boost the usefulness of Google Map and Google Earth platforms.

The idea is to incorporate color maps of water flow velocity to the national and international water bodies, including lakes, estuaries, and large rivers which are already shown on Google Map and Earth as flat-and-dark-blue areas.
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Do you ever find yourself trying to avoid long lines or wondering when is the best time to go grocery shopping, pick up coffee or hit the gym (hint: avoid Monday after work)? You’re in luck!

Now, you can avoid the wait and see the busiest times of the week at millions of places and businesses around the world directly from Google Search. For example, just search for "Blue Bottle Williamsburg", tap on the title and see how busy it gets throughout the day. Enjoy your extra time!
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You can use Google to search for just about anything and get answers in a flash. But, when you’re searching on your phone, a slow connection can really hold things up.

To make sure you’re not waiting on Google when you need it most, we’ve rolled out a streamlined Search results page that loads fast, even on those slow connections. You’ll get all the info you need in a simpler format that’s beautiful and easy to use. Best of all: there’s nothing new to download or update -- the lighter version will kick in automatically when needed!
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Grateful for being a part of this journey. Congrats to the +Google Maps​ team!
Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 9:00 AM. For 10 years Google Maps has made it easier to navigate and explore your world. If you hopped in your DeLorean for a trip back to before 2005, you'd remember the days when we were all dependent on paper maps, print-outs, post-its and sometimes even a compass ...
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Cool. 
I love to surf Google Maps. Me kabhi kabhi raat ko jab bhi free hota hu to Google Maps se duniya ghoomta hu. Maps par Street view and photos dekh kar maza aata he. :)
Thanks Google. :)
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Join +Local Guides, a community of explorers sharing their discoveries with the world on Google. http://goo.gl/7WWF4F
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We are building something like this !
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Don’t miss your exit—#GoogleMaps now has navigation lane guidance for Germany, France, Italy, Spain, the UK and Ireland. goo.gl/WT8ZGp
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Updated design for the Google Maps on Mobile app.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 9:14 AM. Bold colors and textures are in—and Google Maps is on trend, with a slick new style to make traveling with Maps even easier. Over the next few days, when you open up Google Maps on your Android or iPhone, you'll be greeted by bright colors and a fresh new ...
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In India, we are still awaiting latest updates to all Google's apps u.e., Gmail Calendar & Maps !!!!
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  • Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India
    MBA, 2007 - 2008
  • Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    B.A.Sc. (Computer Engineering), 1995 - 1999
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Director - Product Management, Google Maps
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Currently product lead for "Ground Truth", Google's project to create the most comprehensive, accurate and useful maps.

More information about Ground Truth is in this article from The Atlantic: http://goo.gl/pUxwE


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Director - Product Management, Google Maps
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  • Google
    Director - Product Management, 2014 - present
  • Google
    Group Product Manager, Google Maps, 2008 - 2014
  • Hewlett-Packard
    Project Manager, 2003 - 2007
  • BuyItTogether.com
    Founder, CTO, 1999 - 2003
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