From Geotagged Newspaper Maps to Local Fresh Food Locators

 - Oct 18, 2011
This list of digital maps spans a great variety, which includes everything from geotagged newspaper maps to EV charging station apps. These tools are interesting in how they make sense of the real world.

Geotagged newspaper maps are just one example amongst the bunch of digital maps that are leveraging crowdsourcing to create their content. With the technology already in place and easily available to anyone with an Internet connection, there's no likely shortage of digital maps.

Implications - Consumers are looking to connect with the real world in ways that are meaningful to them. The proliferation of map-based digital tools taps into this desire to make sense of the real world. Companies ought to take this desire into account when creating products and services.