Here’s an interesting discussion of the differences between Google and Open Street map, as well as some thoughts on crowdsourced cartography: http://googlemapsmania.blogspot.com/2014/09/google-mug-maker.html
Good afternoon all – in advance of our meeting about Davidson maps tomorrow, I thought I’d share the map I threw together this summer, which simply overlays the official campus map over a google satelite map: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/45996750/Office_map2/index.html
The fader in the top right-hand corner changes the opacity of the campus map, and the whole thing is zoomable. We’re going to be doing similar things with other campus maps (or perhaps with the maps you drew yesterday) so I thought it might be helpful for you to see the first step in that process.
Also remember that we’re meeting in front of the library tomorrow, in advance of our trip to the archives.
Welcome to DIG360, fall 2014, Davidson College. If you’re enrolled in the class you should have access to the blog, but if you don’t e-mail me and we’ll set something up!