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Modern Armenia » Uncharted Territory: The Power of Amateur Cartographers

 

  •    Uncharted Territory: The Power of Amateur Cartographers   

    In May 2013, Google’s clamp boss took to theatre and announced that Google was aiming to build “a ideal map of a world.” An honest idea with roughly ideal connotations — and because shouldn’t it? After all, Google has been during a forefront of heading a biggest change to mapping given a 15th century, when maps went from publishing to print. Now they’re online and holding advantage of satellite imagery, maps are some-more detailed, accurate and multi-dimensional than they’ve ever been, though could such a thing as a ideal map ever exist?

    History tells us no, and that we should be heedful of anyone — any state, any classification or any association — that declares a wish to emanate one, says Jerry Brotton, Professor of Renaissance Studies during Queen Mary University London and author of A History of a World in Twelve Maps.

    “As shortly as

    Article source: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/08/power-of-amateur-cartographers/

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