The history and the future of geotagging: this week Paul Ford and Rich Ziade talk to Aaron Straup Cope, a programmer who works with maps and geographical datasets. The conversation covers his time as one of Flickr’s earliest employees, data visualization, gazetteers, the evils of Wal-Mart, geocoding (and reverse geocoding), and one of the most controversial decisions in online mapping — Google’s decision to cut off the poles and make the world a square.
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Designing change: How OS is learning to love the customer
In the old world, the maps of Ordnance Survey were a work of art, patiently learnt by avid users. Now, impatient users expect products to be immediately intuitive. Changing to a user centred world means changing the way OS creates its products. It means changing the way the company works.
Find out how a British institution is adapting to design thinking, and learning to love its customers.
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Google Maps app displayed on a phone, from Shutterstock
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Google Maps celebrated its 10-year anniversary this month. In that decade, web and mobile mapping companies have sprung up to chart the corner of every city and integrate real time transportation data into these maps. What will the maps of the future look like, and will they help us move from point A to point B more efficiently?
On this week’s Tech Weekly podcast, we mark Google Maps’ 10th anniversary – yes, it has been 10 whole years since digital maps hit the mainstream and banished the A to Z from people’s bags.
Gary Gale from the UK’s Ordnance Survey joins us down the line to talk about the company’s mapping initiatives around digital maps and where maps go next – indoors.
Plus professor Mark Graham from the Oxford Internet Institute discusses how the geographies of the internet have reconfigured how people engage with the city.
Soldiers traditionally learned to find their way around with a compass and a map. Aleks Krotoski explores how GPS transformed navigation during the first Gulf War in 1991.
On the Map author Simon Garfield speaks with NPR’s Steve Inskeep about the history of maps, how they can be used as political tools, and how GPS and modern mapping applications are changing the way we see ourselves and our place in the world.
Last week the OpenStreetMap community came together in Denver, Colorado for The State of the Map. Our editors dig into the news from the event and ponder the future of this crowdsourced map of the world.
The internet is fuelling dramatic and dynamic changes in the way we map our world. Ed Parsons, Geospatial Technologist for Google Maps and Steve Chilton from OpenStreetMap discuss these developments.
Recorded in the Conference Centre on 7 September 2010
An early projection of the British Empire attempted to show the shape of the globe on paper to assist navigators.
Five ways of mapping the world. One story about people who make maps the traditional way — by drawing things we can see. And other stories about people who map the world using smell, sound, touch, and taste. The world redrawn by the five senses.
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