Caroline Falkiner

Why do I need more than Google or Apple Maps?

The benefits of traditional maps apps are unchallenged. Constantly innovating to improve their value. Recent inclusions include Bluetooth navigation in tunnels and airports.  While they are invaluable for finding and navigating to a registered business or the occasional user-defined pin they do not actively capture two key types of information; Temporary locations or road closures. …

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Do you know who and how maps were invented?

Claudius Ptolemy drew his first maps in c.1500. He invented the grid of co-ordinates method of locating places called longitude and latitude.   It was not until 1486 during the renaissance that map makers rediscovered the latitude and longitude methodology and implemented it themselves.  Ptolemy’s maps of the known world documented the Canary Islands to …

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