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"Exploring Local" - 5 new articles

  1. The Incredible Lightness of Being…driven
  2. Business locations, map errors, address errors – Let’s stop the nonsense
  3. Google Maps and Business Listings – Better, but not quite there
  4. Rumors Run Rampant – MapQuest on the Outside – another map engine on the inside?
  5. Hear HERE – “Halbherr is Not Here Anymore.”
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The Incredible Lightness of Being…driven

Have you ever noticed that passengers in cars often have little specific awareness of the details of the spatial locations through which vehicles navigate? Often, when these people are driving to a destination they visited previously as a passenger in a vehicle, will say, “Yes, I know we have been there, but I was [...]
    


Business locations, map errors, address errors – Let’s stop the nonsense

My colleague Dr. Stephen Guptill and I have been noodling about how to apply aspects of the formal theories of map accuracy and uncertainty in a manner that could be used to evaluate and report on the quality of business listing information commonly found on maps. The problems with business listings are not necessarily [...]
    

Google Maps and Business Listings – Better, but not quite there

It’s time for that long winter’s nap – or perhaps a long read on a topic of interest to everyone – business listings and Google Maps. Thrill your boss, intrigue your friends and drown the conversation with data – all of this can be found below and it’s free, but only for the next [...]
    


Rumors Run Rampant – MapQuest on the Outside – another map engine on the inside?

I heard what I will call a “rumor” this morning, but suspect that it was a statement of fact. If I am wrong, I apologize in advance. As you know, there are shades of rumors, so I will add some color where I have additional information. It appears that AOL has quietly begun the shutdown [...]
    

Hear HERE – “Halbherr is Not Here Anymore.”

You know, sometimes you just get a feeling about things and I have that feeling about HERE, so I wrote this blog. I do not have powerful data to support my opinions, but my time in mapping tells me that my feelings on the issues are right, or as close to right as one [...]
    



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