Sometimes mapping is a matter of pride. We map our hometown because we
want to share our pride in our home. We want to help our neighbors
with the best map possible.
Sometimes mapping is a matter of history. We map the places we lived,
or went to school, because mapping those places makes them real.
Sometimes mapping is a matter of courtesy. We map the nice local
restaurant or family business because they deserve to be on the map
and people running small businesses don’t always have time for
This Project of the Week is about mapping as adventure. We’re going to
learn about, and map, Karachi, Pakistan.
Project of the Week, 09 May 2010
Mapping Karachi seems like an adventure to those who live so far away.
The aerial imagery from Yahoo! is good, and the existing map of
Karachi has some empty spots. So it is possible to make great
improvements even when what we can map from the air is limited.
Find out more about mapping Karachi, here
Binocular photo by eflon
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