Mapping

14 აპრილი 2011

ავტორი: dato.gogishvili

JumpStart Georgia’s Data Now Live on Google Map Maker

Over the last several years I have heard thousands of complaints and questions by disappointed Georgians and foreigners alike who, while researching Georgia online sooner or later stumble upon the question: Why is Georgia not on Google Maps? Where is Georgia on Google Maps? These questions became increasingly pointed at Google representatives themselves following the Georgian-Russian conflict in 2008.

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26 იანვარი 2011

ავტორი: jeff.hack

A Year of Mapping Georgia

At last, we’ve finally packaged up our Georgia map data! I’m particularly excited, as this represents the culmination of over a year of work by hundreds of people, and the result is one of the best, and certainly the most up to date map that exists of Georgia. It’s truly amazing how so many people have come together to work on this project, mapping their own towns and regions with the local knowledge that no one else could possibly have.

This video shows over a year of work, as our mappers gradually expanded the map to cover an immense amount of space.

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07 დეკემბერი 2010

ავტორი: jeff.hack

Part Three – Getting the Data Out There

This is part three of a three-part series about online maps in Georgia. In my previous installments I covered the basic of online map providers and compared the maps for Georgia. So as I’ve tried to describe, there are a number of platforms out there where we’d like to see maps of Georgia. In this final installment, I’ll try to answer some of the questions that I am most commonly asked. Here it goes!

Why are you mapping Georgia?

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29 ნოემბერი 2010

ავტორი: jeff.hack

Online Maps

Online maps are getting more and more pervasive these days, thanks in large part to the brilliant engineers at Google and Microsoft, and no less the nascent neo-geographer movement and the overall democratization of maps. I get a lot of questions nowadays about online maps in Georgia along the lines of: Why are you mapping Georgia? Why isn’t Georgia on Google Maps? Will we have Google Street View in Georgia soon? Why doesn’t the government take care of this?

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