Interesting article in yesterday’s International Herald Tribune (discovered as I am now reading about the Tour de France’s continuing doping scandals (and finishing off Harry Potter and the Missouri 340) rather than watching it on TV), tilted “Mapmaking for the masses, online”.
Seems that with the introduction of simple cartography tools on the Internet, we’re creating an extremely detailed map of the world – a “GeoWeb”, as it’s being phrased – built by millions of you and me’s from all over. And this GeoWeb is reshaping the world of mapmaking, making it likely to be “both richer and messier than any other”.
Don’t you just love it! Telling stories is probably the biggest rush behind blogging. And reading of folks’ paddling journeys and adventures is always a big part of that. And being able to tell your story with a map, adding in your GPS tracks, pointers to watch out for (good or bad), or clickable photos, just adds to the fun.
Truly, no person need be an island.Chart above: "Sourced from Land Information New Zealand data. Crown Copyright Reserved." "NOT TO BE USED FOR NAVIGATION"