Sten, papir, saks ...
Video killed the radio star ...
- Cartography (for paper maps) is no longer enough. [I'll paraphrase that as Cartography is Dead.]
- Cloudmade currently have the best cartography of any of the online maps.
- Street-level images give improved context, whether Street View or other geotagged photos.
- Street View uses LIDAR to get the building shapes, for the fancy navigation, and bespoke cameras because the high number of images captured broke the shutters in consumer digital cameras. [I'm almost tempted to make an analogy with consumer slippy maps and bespoke GIS there, but I'll refrain.]
- Privacy concerns about Street View are not universal, or consistent.
- Kids today don’t know that they are born.
- 3D with buildings also offers more context.
- Google use their own plane to capture the oblique images for Building Maker.
- Location is everywhere (that old chestnut).
- Paper maps will, in future, have the same relationship to mainstream maps that classical CD’s do to MP3 downloads, by only being of interest to connoisseurs.
Read more: http://blog.lostinspatial.com/2009/11/04/who-killed-cartography/