Mapping, circa 1940
Published Tuesday, July 04, 2006 by CCAer | E-mail this post
is a 9 minute black and white documentary (?) on the mapping process in 1940 America. Strangely, it all seems vaguely familiar: substitute the old car and the “special intrusments” with an SUV equipped with a laptop and a GPS receiver and voila! You have the road warriors of today out collecting and updating road data (see Collecting Street Map Data
, NavTeq, TeleAtlas Road Data Collection
, Road Data Collection Again
, and Road Mapping
).The film is available as a download in various formats or streamed over the Internet.