The New Yorker on Road Maps and Directions

This week’s New Yorker has a long article by Nick Paumgarten on mapping, the principal focus of which is driving directions, but which has lots of little digressions into cognate areas like road maps (and their history) and digital mapping data providers (another ridealong — see previous entries: 1, 2 — Navteq + New York this time). A big article that I believe has been in preparation for some months, and definitely worth a read.