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Nov 28, 2005

GPS Changes Everything: Mapping For The Masses

Interesting article today from Peter Cochrane of Mr. Cochrane takes a look at the impact cheap global positioning system (GPS) navigation tools are having on our world and says:
We stand on the edge of a new era in terms of maps and mapping where individuals will contribute their location data, photographs and floor plans using mobile devices.
Observing the way people are using GPS, digital photography and online maps to prepare their own maps, Cochrane observes:
So in a way we are again becoming the builders of maps, we are again to become the navigators - but this time around on a micro and a macro scale.

My guess is that soon we will have gone full circle and we will all have gained a new and a more intimate knowledge of our world, but through our own hand, and the use of the latest technology.