What nonsense! Web-savvy youngsters (and oldsters for that matter) have
facilities that far surpass the tattered and sellotaped-together maps with
which I used to struggle with in my first wave of archaeological enthusiasm.
The Modern Antiquarian Google Earth plug-in...
...for example, is a fantastic facility deriving from - and feeding back
to - a thriving, mainly amateur bunch - in true Web 2.0 style. As far as I
can see, this sort of use of online mapping seems more likely to preserve
some of our more obscure cairns and alignments, etc. (by heightening
awareness) than engender ignorance of them. It also makes one wonder why the
OS can't get their act together in this field, although their famously
protective attitude to (er, largely publicly-funded) data may have something
to do with it.
As above, I wish this had been around when I was a lad - I would never have
had a dull weekend.
From: British archaeology discussion list
[mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Gareth Talbot
Sent: 29 August 2008 12:41
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: [BRITARCH] Online mapping 'wiping out' Britain's heritage
(COINS R US)
Am I missing something here? Has Britarch become 'Coins R Us'? Please please
please please (times a billion) can we discuss something else?
Here's one for starters....interesting article today about online mapping
out' Britain's heritage: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7586789.stm
I was thinking about this the other day when planning a few trips around
Scotland - it's easy to personalise online mapping for your needs however
would people agree that the convenience of online mapping is causing some
folk to miss out on important / interesting sights along the way?
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