We're the Google Maps team. AMA.
UPDATE, 12:17p PST: Folks, we've just wrapped up answering some of our last questions. We need to get back to making Maps even more awesome (no small task). Daniel & Vanessa will check in throughout the day, though, and pass along more MapsGL qs to the team, so keep 'em coming.
A big thank you to everyone for participating! And a special shout out to nitrousconsumed for organizing everything.
Hey there, Reddit!
Yesterday we announced a big update to Google Maps: the introduction of Google MapsGL, an enhanced and experimental version of Maps powered by WebGL. Needless to say, we’re really excited about it, and we thought we’d jump on Reddit today to hear your thoughts and answer questions. Read more about MapsGL on the Lat Long Blog, our blog for all things Maps-related: http://goo.gl/RwY77
We’ll be here from 10 a.m. to noon PST today to answer some of your questions. The Maps crew coming to you live:
Amanda Leicht, Product Manager for Google Maps; Jennifer Maurer, MapsGL Engineer; Carlos Hernandez, Senior Software Engineer; Josh Livni, Developer Relations; Kathryn Hurley, Fusion Tables Developer Programs Engineer; Mano Marks, Senior Developer Advocate; Carlos Cuesta, Maps API Marketing; Jade Wu, Google Maps Product Specialist; Daniel Mabasa, Maps community manager; Vanessa Schneider, Maps and Places community manager
Oh, and here are some faces to match the names (we work in different spots, so we had to take separate photos): Daniel, Amanda, Vanessa (http://imgur.com/X1ygi); Josh, Kathryn, Carlos (http://imgur.com/Q9adQ); Carlos H (http://imgur.com/eEq1u); Jade (http://imgur.com/pUzJc); Mano (http://imgur.com/8PSlw); Jennifer (http://imgur.com/0s5Y0) -- and likely more to join along the way!