So a couple of the more interesting observations might include:
Michael Jones, Google’s Chief Technology Advocate. He didn’t unveil anything new, but had some impressive statistics:
• Google Earth has been installed by over 600 million people
• There are 500 billion photos online with no blurred faces, yet governments make them blur faces from a few hundred thousand StreetView photos.
• There are 350,000 websites powered by the Google Maps API, with many others that use it a little bit, like for an embedded map on their “contact” page.
• Google Maps is the second-largest map provider, behind only the collection of Google Maps API sites.
• There were more than 500 million map edits made by users in 2009
• More people use Google Earth on the iPhone than on the Mac. I’m not sure if that’s a plug for the iPhone or a dig at the Mac.