Google Maps

Have you ever wondered how Google makes those maps? What, exactly, happens before and after all those Google Street View vehicles hit the roads or trails? This piece in The Atlantic tells all – and has some suggestions about what Google’s mapping project and data management means for the future of all our data. (Thanks to Kim Mann over at the College of William & Mary’s Academic Technology blog for the link to this article.)

On a related note, I’d love to hear about what tools courses are using to integrate geographic information. I’d be willing to bet that the menu of commonly used tools has converged upon a few readily accessible free / affordable options while the variety of courses using these tools has greatly expanded. Prove me right or wrong in the comments!

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About kate marshall

I work for the Koehler Center for Teaching Excellence at Texas Christian University. I am interested in technology, teachers, learners, and pedagogy - and the relationship(s) among these four. I also like cooking, knitting, and running (alas, in that order!).

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