The future of the map is no map !

Well that’s at least the way it’s gets reported…

Last week I was invited to speak on visualisation and “Big Data” at the Aspen Ideas Festival, and was interviewed by the “tech tonic” team from Reuters TV on the current state of maps online.

Here is the interview..

On the subject of visualisation, my main point is this…

It’s actually still very early in the development of interactive online maps and we are only just beginning to develop the tools to allow mapping to support the creation of a narrative, and then we still need to learn out to use these new tools effectively. A key tool in our new armoury of “neo-cartography” is animation.

Written and submitted from home (51.425N, 0.331W)

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