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Read all about it: New Yorker article on MapQuest

For those with a little (well, quite a lot of) time, the New Yorker has a fantastic article about MapQuest, and how it collects its driving information. Worth reading – printed out, probably, or better still in the magazine itself.

It does relate in some ways to the comments we’ve been making on satnav systems, though it does show that a lot more goes into that than either local authorities or the Ordnance Survey provide.

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