Augmented Maps: Combining Tech and Paper
Brandon writes in about this New Scientist article about “augmented maps,” where real-time information is projected onto paper maps:
This was an interesting article on combining multimedia and advanced technologies with hard copy maps for emergency situations. Having been involved in an emergency situation on the GIS side, I realized that it doesn’t matter how cool our technology is, hard copy maps are a long way from going out of style. They are just too useful on the ground. Anyway, I like this idea of combining old and new, instead of trying to replace the old.
Update: For more detail, see the Augmented Maps page from Cambridge’s engineering department.