Chris Spurgeon, “The Best Geo Hacks of the Last 2,000 Years” (MP3 audio), Where 2.0 Conference, 2006/06/14

Before geographic data was presented on images on the computer, there have been centuries of alternative ways in development.

While it is true that the last few years have seen an explosion of geo-related innovation, Chris Spurgeon reviews some of the past geo hacks that were pulled off in 1920, or 1790, or 250 B.C.

He surveys some of humanity’s cleverest solutions in its attempts to answer those basic questions “where the hell am I?” and “which way should I go?”Chris’s list includes such topics as the history of mapping, a biography of Mercator, the concept of map projections, and other fascinating geo themes.

IT Conversations | O’Reilly Media Where 2.0 Conference | Chris Spurgeon

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