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Anne Dalke's picture

a map of the world created by all the people in the world

There's a great article in today's NYTimes: "With Tools on Web, Amateurs Reshape Mapmaking":

'In aggregate, these maps are similar to Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, in that they reflect the collective knowledge of millions of contributors. “What is happening is the creation of this extremely detailed map of the world that is being created by all the people in the world,” said John V. Hanke, director of Google Maps and Google Earth. “The end result is that there will be a much richer description of the earth.”'

How's THAT for a description of a new kind of science!?!

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