[geo-discuss] BBC News article on mapping

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Fri Aug 29 09:33:18 UTC 2008

Thought this might be of interest...



Projects such as Open Street Map, through which thousands of Britons
have contributed their local knowledge to map pubs, landmarks and even
post boxes online, are the first step in the fight back against
"corporate blankwash", she added.


But Ed Parsons, geospatial technologist at Google, said the way in which
people used maps was changing.

He said: "Internet maps can now be personalised, allowing people to
include landmarks and information that is of interest to them.

"Anyone can create their own maps or use experiences to collaborate with
others in charting their local knowledge.

"These traditional landmarks are still on the map but people need to
search for them. Interactive maps will display precisely the information
people want, when they want it.

"You couldn't possibly have everything already pinpointed."

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