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    Re: An essay about maps
    From: Fred Hebard
    Date: 2010 Nov 14, 22:54 -0500

    I live near Bristol, VA/TN.  A dam was built on the Virginia side
    (just northwest of Exit 7 on I-81) but the lake never filled; I'm not
    sure why, have heard that the ground leaked (limestone soils/karst
    topography).  Regardless, the Google map depicts the lake that's
    never been there!
    On Nov 14, 2010, at 4:14 PM, Peter Fogg wrote:
    > Sounds like a great idea, but in practice...
    > The first attached pic is Google's version of Hungerford and
    > surrounds.
    > The second is Open's.
    > Incidentally, while the Google map shows lakes everywhere - almost
    > looks like a map of Finland - they are usually bone dry.  However,
    > over the last few months many years of drought have been followed
    > by lots of rain and at least some of those lakes may exist, hence
    > Farrelly's quest to see pelicans breeding, possibly to the north of
    > Hungerford.
    > On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 6:21 AM, Wolfgang Hasper
    >  wrote:
    > Tom wrote.
    > > Just before I got this message I was going to
    > > write... "We need a Wikki maps initiative."  Great
    > > minds think alike.  Crowd sourcing has powerful
    > > implications.
    > It exists
    > http://www.openstreetmap.org/
    > and it also has a branch for nautical charts.
    > http://www.openseamap.org/
    > whether this is reasonable is another discussion...
    > regards
    > Wolfgang

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