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Discussion: google maps time moat

in: Orienteering; General

Dec 20, 2017 10:13 PM # 
toddp:
https://www.justinobeirne.com/google-maps-moat
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Dec 20, 2017 10:47 PM # 
undy:
You should flag this as NSFW, its way too interesting
Dec 21, 2017 3:53 AM # 
gruver:
Well it should be required reading for those whose work involves maps. Makes me wonder how long our sport can exist with a paper map at a fixed scale.

That's on an orienteering level, on a society level its somewhat scary the extent of what Google knows about our environs. Along with GPS providers who require you to get at the data thru their website, no device-to-computer link being available...
Dec 21, 2017 3:00 PM # 
Sandy:
This was really interesting. Thanks for posting!
Dec 21, 2017 5:04 PM # 
Terje Mathisen:
This is why I hate the fact that Tesla is using (at least here in Scandinavia) Google maps for the 17" screen but some other vendor for the routing, and that one is based on significantly less updated maps.
Dec 22, 2017 3:03 AM # 
BrianJohnston:
An interesting read for us map lovers.
Dec 23, 2017 5:06 PM # 
RickD:
Thanks for posting. That is a fascinating discussion and analysis.
Dec 24, 2017 11:14 AM # 
gruver:
May we expect the MC to have a project looking at what an electronic map for orienteering would look like?
Dec 24, 2017 7:14 PM # 
haywoodkb:
Oliver O’Brien's “Street-O” map generator is probably a good preview of what orienteering maps of the future will be. Just browse to the area of interest, select the map style of your choice, and start designing your courses.

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