Open Source Computing and GIS in the UK

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Shout Out for Paper Maps

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Does anyone else see the irony in these two statements, which fortuitously popped up in my feed reader one after the other?

It’s so depressing when people talk about phasing out paper maps. It seems to be part of a general feeling that all maps are for is getting from point A to point B on the road. Does your sat-nav point out interesting things you maybe ought to detour for? (I’ll probably get a wry smile from Mr Archaeogeek at this point, who knows I love to buy paper maps of new areas and sit down all evening just looking at all the sites on them. Particularly archaeological sites. He’s very long-suffering). I guess sat-nav just doesn’t have that same sense of history.

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