Some cool things people do with map software. Maybe I’ve become a “Map Geek” after working on Store Locator Plus for 4+ years now, but I find this sort of thing both interesting and insightful.
Here is the map of South Carolina:
This map, featuring every road in the United States of America, assembled by Reddit user WestCoastBestCoast94, looks like a cartographer’s dream come true. It doesn’t take an expert to glean information from the map, like the location of major cities — dark, tight webs — and mountains — long, thin stretches of white.
This is an article I came across on my news feed this morning. I’m an Apple and Android user and love both. I find it amusing how so many people get into huge battles over which technology is better, which company is better, or other ridiculous arguments. To me, all technology is interesting and most of the big tech companies including Apple, Google, Microsoft, and a whole slew of others have created some very cool stuff we’ve all had the pleasure (and pain) of dealing with.
That said, this is funny. Watching these battles unfold between the giants in humorous ways is fun. Way more productive, IMO, than burning hundreds-of-millions over ludicrous patent battles.
As a map-centric business owner, here is some map-related humor that some may find amusing.
Google and Apple have always had their differences, but a new Easter egg inside Google Maps has just taken their rivalry to a whole new level. As spotted by Team Android, if you head to these coordinates with the regular Map view enabled, you’ll see Google’s iconic Android mascot taking a leak on the Apple logo. At the moment, it’s unclear who created this little piece of mischief and whether Google is even aware of its existence. It could have been made by a renegade Google employee, or a member of the public using a crowdsourced mapping tool like Map Maker. Regardless, it’s a crazy (and pretty hilarious) addition that’s sure to rile some of the employees in Cupertino. Shots fired!