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  1. Does Anyone Need to Know Anything About Maps Anymore (2)?
  2. Does Anyone Need to Know Anything About Maps Anymore?
  3. Waze-Crazy – Would Facebook Drop a Billion on Waze?
  4. Unintended Consequences – The Roles of Google and Crowdsourcing in GIS
  5. Google Maps announces a 400 year advantage over Apple Maps
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Does Anyone Need to Know Anything About Maps Anymore (2)?

(This is NOT the blog I had planned next for the series, but it is one that may help clarify why this topic is of such significance. If you were not wild about the last blog, you might skip this one.) In a comment on my last blog regarding cartographic knowledge, Pat McDevitt, VP of [...]
    


Does Anyone Need to Know Anything About Maps Anymore?

As many of you may have noticed, Exploring Local has not been updated recently. For the last year I have been engaged as an expert witness in an issue involving the type of subject matter that I usually comment on in Exploring Local. Due to the sensitivity of the proceedings, I decided not [...]
    

Waze-Crazy – Would Facebook Drop a Billion on Waze?

As often happens lately, I had no intention of writing about anything in the news due to lack of interest. However, Marc Prolieau wrote an article this morning on the rumor that Facebook would pay one billion dollars for Waze, and then wrote me to ask my thoughts. I, then, saw an article [...]
    


Unintended Consequences – The Roles of Google and Crowdsourcing in GIS

The following blog is a concise, non-illustrated version of a keynote address I gave at the North Caroline GIS conference last month in Raleigh, NC. There is little doubt that Google has created an incredibly successful mapping product, but it is at this point that the law of unintended consequences may occur and diminish [...]
    

Google Maps announces a 400 year advantage over Apple Maps

UPDATE September 24, 2012: The Comment Cycle for the following entry is now closed. Thanks to everyone who has contributed. I had a call from Marc Prioleau of Prioleau Advisors this morning and speaking with him prompted me to look into the uproar over Apple’s problems with its new mapping application. So, this column [...]
    


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