I’m interested in maps again for a number of reasons:
- Nate and I drove from New York City to Palm Springs, CA and I just kept thinking “how did people do this before navigation devices?” and then thought “oh yeah, MAPS are navigation devices.”
- Then I would think about my trip to Norway with my family and Patti navigated the whole thing with a giant paper map and I was so impressed.
- I finally got my drivers license and now that I’m on the road I need to know where I’m going. I’m terrible with directions and if I’m not driving, I’m rarely paying attention to the turns we’re making and how we’re getting where we’re going.
- I am going on a trip next month where I’ll be riding a bike from London to Copenhagen and I am interested in the route of our ride. Again, maps are needed for this.
- Finally, because Google Earth is beautiful.
Once I started looking at the satellite view of maps I was viewing, I started seeing some really cool things. I also started seeing some things that were certainly beautiful on the screen but which were due to unregulated environmental destruction. Many of these images are from countries that have no issues with the destruction that profiting off of natural resources results in. Much like our own!
Also, the airplanes in the satellite images look really cool. (F#ck Tr#mp)
Take a look!