Talk:Digital mapping

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I don't like this entry. Immediately it locks 'digital mapping' into being about road maps, and there seems to be a leaning toward it being to do with mum-and-dad vehicle gps technology. That is a very narrow view of digital mapping, although I suppose the only view that the general public has - unless they occasionally glimpse colourful digital maps when watching Discovery Channel or something like that on TV. Actually digital mapping is a revolution across the geospatial sciences over the last 20-30 years. Soils, vegetation, climate, geology, biology - you name it, digital mapping has been a tremendous advance. There's only 2 or 3 lines in this entry about all these scientific applications. Ok so what to do about getting this Wikipedia entry better? Take a knife to what is here? Or back off, ignorance is bliss, just let it just be about the stuff you see down at your local consumer electronics store? Stringybark (talk) 00:02, 22 March 2011 (UTC)


This article is in dramatic need of revision. It contains factual errors, grammatical errors, advertising, and does not cover the subject beyond being a high level view of an in-car GPS system. No mention of the OpenStreets mapping project, no mention of the work being done by the British Ordnance Survey (among many other mapping agencies worldwide, I'm from the UK so know more about the OS than others).

Steve the Wretch 06:50, 27 July 2011 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Stevethewretch (talkcontribs)