MAPA in National Geographic Adventure

Posted on August 9th, 2010 in General by Alta

We missed this article when it was published in National Geographic Adventure  in February.  Here is a short extract from it:

Cartography 2.0: Volunteers Help map Africa as Never Before


A high-tech mapping project canvasses the African bush

The lioness coughed, and Mark Eveleigh looked up from his laptop. There were seven of them, 400 pounds each—that’s 2,800 pounds of feline—staring right at him. Eveleigh was in northern Uganda helping create a map of Africa, and like so many before him, he was risking his life in the name of cartography. But unlike those early explorers, Eveleigh traveled with a satellite uplink and a GPS—not an astrolabe…

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