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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Wired Mag Waxes Wordy About Maps & Local

First, for map and online mapping lovers, there is the Wired piece, Google Maps Is Changing the Way We See the World, an interesting survey of the history of the mapping at Google, mashups, mapping APIs, Google’s acquisition of Keyhole (now Google Earth) and user-generated content on maps (My Maps).

Then there is the tiresome (though some will find it thrilling) Bruce Sterling (no relation) piece, courtesy of the Urban Mapping blog, Dispatches From the Hyperlocal Future, about user-generated content, geotagging, RFID, mobile devices, and location-based information delivery. At a high level it’s right, at the level of prose it’s a big yawn.

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