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Google Earth has an extensive database of imagery in small titles and layers for street segments, road names, etc. as well mapping of addresses and geonames to map coordinates.

The imagery is geo-registered such that its corner latitude and longitude coordinates are projected onto the map at the right location.

Addresses are mapped to latitude/longitude coordinates but with "good enough" precision. Google states up front that some addresses are not roof-top accurate and describe this as the result of how addresses are matched up to an exact position on the earth. Google relies on a technique called "address interpolation," which is a fancy way of saying that they take a best guess. More specifically, the algorithm looks at the total number of addresses in a given block and assumes an even distribution of the addresses along that block.

For example, if there are ten addresses for the 800th block of Main Street, it assumes that the fifth address is located at the halfway point.

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Q: How does Google Earth pinpoint places?
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One uses Google Earth to get directions as Google Earth provides geographical information about places on the Earth. Google Earth was released twelve years ago in 2001.

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Does Google charge to list your business on maps?

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