[NetBehaviour] Cartographers Against Google Maps.

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Tue Sep 2 02:03:00 CEST 2008

Cartographers Against Google Maps.

Apparently, the head of the British Cartographic Society is no fan of 
Google Maps. She's complaining that Google Maps doesn't include the 
additional geographic information that makes maps so great, claiming:

"We're in real danger of losing what makes maps so unique, giving us a 
feel for a place even if we've never been there."

Except, that's not quite true. After all, Google Maps allows all sorts 
of overlays and additional info. With Google Maps you can also get the 
satellite view, which is likely to give you a much greater feel for a 
place than a map. And, of course, many areas have the "Street View" 
feature as well -- again, providing a much greater feel for a place 
you've never been. As for certain landmarks and such not being added to 
Google Maps, more seem to be added every day, and with Google letting 
people add their own information to maps as well, it's only going to get 
better and better.


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