|You can click on the logo to visit the Key Map site and read about their history of cartography mapping the city of Houston.|
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Are maps still relevant?
We are talking about paper maps versus digital. The Houston Chronicle recently interviewed the owner of Houston's iconic Key Map. Wall-Mart recently stopped carrying them, but every fire truck, ambulance and police car in the city is required to have a copy and know how to use it. Both digital and paper maps can become outdated and be replaced. Both seem to still have a place in our lives. This is the kind of debate Geographers everywhere love. Who would you prefer map your neighborhood, a cartographer who lives there or a giant like Google? Read all about it here.