Mapping Where Google’s Never Been
They don’t need your location. We may live in the age of GPS and Google Earth, but there are still plenty of uncharted places and spaces — far beyond what the eye can see. A multitude of professionals is diversifying mapping, keeping it the key to understanding and sharing what we don’t know. There are astrophysicists mapping black holes, doctors charting the progress of diseases and oceanographers tracing hidden topography on ocean floors — which could prove crucial as nations struggle to claim sovereignty over underwater oil reserves in places like the Arctic.