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The golden age of mapping

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In detnews.com, there is a brief, very general story about the directions the mapping industry is headed. With GPS, a growing collection of high resolution satellite imagery and the availabilty of online, interactive maps, “anyone can become a sophisticated cartographer.” Just like that. No training required.

2 Responses to “The golden age of mapping”

  1. Anonymous Anonymous 

    For me, a cartographer, it's sad news, because the retirement legal age is increasing... :-)

  2. Anonymous Anonymous 

    The article should have said "anyone can become a mapmaker". To know how to produce a decent quality map still takes a cartographer. You look at some of the stuff thats put out and you realize that.

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