I accidentally met this Google vehicle in Mahawilachchiya two months ago (to be exact on August 13, 2015) that was updating Google maps of Mahawilachchiya. I waved at the driver and signaled that I wanted to take few photos. So, the driver stopped till I finished photographing the vehicle. I had a small chat with the Google officer after taking the photos. He was kind enough to explain me what they were doing. According to him, they were updating Google maps in Mahawilachchiya. They were covering all the newly made byroads in the village.
I have read the story of Google’s rise from the humble beginning to the search giant and how the Google Guys Sergey Brin and Larry Page designed the other innovative Google products in the book “Google Story” written by David A. Vise and Mark Malseed. Read my blog post about the book here.