Wired on Digital Maps and Google Earth

Wired magazine has recently (their October issue) published a story called “Better Directions” which talks about the effects Digital Mapping is having on the world. The author illustrates how McDonalds used GIS systems starting in the 1980s to figure out where best to build. The article also talks about Google Earth and the amazing potential it has to revolutionize the business and consumer view of the world. Finally, the article correctly points out that some of the information can be overwhelming, or worse, harmful. It’s not a long story, and worth a read.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was released. He worked in 3D graphics for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank left in 2009 to circumnavigate the earth by sailboat as part of the Tahina Expedition.


  1. Wired über Google Earth

    Via “Frank Taylors Google Earth Blog”
    Das ehemals kultige “Wired”, -ja die gibt es noch- nimmt Mass und schreitet hier in “Better Directions” die Entwicklung der digitalen Kartenentwicklung ab. Kurz, übersichtlich …

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