Grassroots Mapping is a series of participatory mapping projects involving communities in cartographic dispute. Seeking to invert the traditional power structure of cartography, the grassroots mappers used helium balloons and kites to loft their own “community satellites” made with inexpensive digital cameras.

Juan Pablo II on Google Maps

January 15th, 2010 by Jeffrey Warren

Here’s Juan Pablo II (as far as I can tell) on Google Maps. (Link here)

It doesn’t look so bad in fact… we’d expected older imagery. But the detail is not quite good enough to make out which homes are which, and there are no labels or anything, so it’s quite hard to figure out where you are. We’ll see how these sync up with the higher resolution balloon imagery we capture… hopefully tomorrow!

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