Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Blogging the Bird's Eye View

What happens when cityspace and cyberspace merge? Another Copernican revolution? This article may ultimately prove to be an understated description of changes in our perception of geography that result from new Internet technologies: "The Google Earth view of my neighborhood in Washington shows a red truck parked down the street. The front bumper of that truck has a different GPS address from the windshield. And in the same way that a “traditional” blog, if we can use that term, might have links pointing to a particular news item or posting, Google Earth allows the equivalent of bloggers to attach annotations to specific geographical points." Article available from Atlantic Monthly for a limited time here.


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