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 first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. Wired ├╝ber 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, ├╝bersichtlich …

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