Maps have been used for centuries in war, property boundaries and location. Maps tell a story, convey a message and give meaning. GIS and cartography are changing how we interact with our community and the world.
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Maps have always been important. They tell us where we are and where we are going. Now, GPS is common, and everyone has digital maps in their pockets via their smartphones. We map our activities and share that information with the world. We check in, Google where we are going next to find the best route and even avoid traffic.
However, there is a bigger “where are we going?” than the quickest route to Starbucks from my current location. The global economy is booming, climate change is making us shift the way we think about the world, and maps are telling the story. Parag Khanna, a global strategist and author of Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization has, using mapping, illustrated this in an astonishing way.