Vector One: “Mapping Is About Freedom”

Vector One is “a spatially related blog” by Jeff Thurston, focusing mostly on locative technologies and GIS; it’s been running for a year but I only found out about it late last week. Shame on me. In a recent post, Jeff made the following point about the sudden rise in interest in digital mapping: mapping, he says, “is also about freedom.” Google Maps’s hackability “has allowed anyone to construct their own map. The number of creators has increased and that in turn has caused more participation as more people communicate. [ … A] digital map is a statement of what I think and see and how I exist in the world and share it with you.”