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3D Mash-Up Maps let you ‘Edit’ the World

By November 26, 2009 No Comments

This weeks NewScientist has a good article entilted 3D mash-up maps let you ‘edit’ the world. Written by Colin Barras it notes that armchair explorers who soar over 3D cityscapes on their computer may be used to the idea of maps with an extra dimension. But they are now getting accurate enough to offer much more than a preview of your next holiday destination. Accurate, large-scale 3D maps could soon change the way we design, manage and relate to our urban environments.’

Colin dropped us a email here at digital urban, our thoughts are included in the article – you can read the online version via the NewScientist website.


Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.