Google’s back with an updated Santa Tracking algorithm in 2012 holiday season

Google has updated the algorithm for its “Santa Tracker” this year after introducing the service back in 2004. This “Santa Tracker” can be used to know which places have the Santa reached on his sled and the number of gifts delivered by him.


The Santa can also be traced via your Smartphone or Tablet as an Android App is also available for the same. Also you can know where Santa is right now by using the Chrome extension of the software. The Google Earth and Google Earth Mobile can also be used to know the Santa’s whereabouts in 3D.

As a fact you would be amused to know that the tradition of Santa Tracking begun back in 1955 when CONAD’s (now NORAD) Commander-in-Chief Colonel Harry Shoup’s hotline number got misprinted in an advertisement given by Colorado based company Sears Roebuck & Co. as a number on which children can call Santa.

Source: Google Blog, Engadget

Published by Bhavesh Kumar

A multi-talented professional with diverse experience spanning across Advanced statistical analysis,Python programming with NumPy, pandas, matplotlib, Seaborn, Tableau, Machine Learning with stats models and scikit-learn, Deep learning with TensorFlow, journalism (digital and broadcast), management consultancy and documentary filmmaking. Worked for the leading international news agencies on feature stories, videography, scripting, programming and editing broadcast news. A creative and analytical mindset focused on executing new-age strategic communication initiatives with all its corresponding elements (clear and coherently written key messages, marketing strategy and predictive analytics) to ensure effective target audience impressions. Also, worked on several primary and secondary market research projects (Market Feasibility Study) for businesses looking for actionable insights.

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