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Using Digital Maps To Study Disaster Preparedness and History

Matt Ball on November 20, 2012 - in Emergency

In September, when millions of iPhone users downloaded iOS 6 and found Google Maps replaced by Apple Maps, it became clear how reliant people have become on digital maps. Suddenly, a large slice of the smartphone generation could not find a certain restaurant A map that shows part of Lower Manhattan circa 1852 over a Google Map showing today’s streets, like those leading to the Brooklyn Bridge, which was completed in 1883.or a friend’s apartment. It’s no surprise that digital maps now play a huge role in everyday tasks, but they also figure large in more serious pursuits like disaster cleanup and rebuilding. Read More

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Matt Ball is founder and editorial director of V1 Media, publisher of Informed Infrastructure, Earth Imaging Journal, Sensors & Systems, Asian Surveying & Mapping and the video news site GeoSpatial Stream.

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