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Lalitesh Katragadda: Making maps to fight disaster, build economies | Video on TED.com

TED Talks As of 2005, only 15 percent of the world was mapped. This slows the delivery of aid after a disaster -- and hides the economic potential of unused lands and unknown roads.

 

Great TED talk in under 3 minutes. It highlights the importance of mapping our world and how we can improve our society through such efforts. Really makes a great argument for untapped global potential.

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Google Street View Adds 400,000 Km of Roads, Biggest Update in History - Softpedia

Google Street View Adds 400,000 Km of Roads, Biggest Update in History - Softpedia | Walkerteach Geo | Scoop.it

Google Street View Adds 400,000 Km of Roads, Biggest Update in History...including HUALIEN, TAIWAN!

One thing that I have noticed since moving to Taiwan is that some places are very much overlooked in google maps. This announcement is heartening, but also a greater indication of the expansion of geographic information systems and online mapping. 

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How to create a map using BatchGeo

Quick 1 minute tutorial on using BatchGeo to create a map. This example shows copying data straight from Wikipedia and mapping, but you can also use spreadsh...

 

check out batchgeo.com ... it's a great tool for creating online maps.

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