Monday, January 04, 2010
I admit it. I'm a map junkie. The more maps I have access to wherever I'm working, the happier I am. If you or your organization is operating in Africa, I highly recommend you check out Harvard's AfricaMap project. This online map incorporates all sorts of layers (including economic, social, and environmental information) with the familiar Google Maps interface. Of particular interest is the ability to display U.S. and Russian topographic maps as background layers. This is a great planning and general information resource. The site is currently in beta (there are a few bugs and it can be slow) but it's very usable. Look for more features and data layers as the project goes forward.