Not long ago, the search party for a missing plane would have involved a few local officials and volunteers. Today, the search for a missing adventurer in Nevada involves thousands of people all over the world scouring satellite images of the site. It’s another sign of how new mapping technologies are transforming the way we interact with our surroundings. Join Kojo for a look at the world of satellites and digital maps, and how they’re impacting our sense of space and distance.


  • Douglas Richardson Executive Director, Association of American Geographers
  • Henry Poirot President, International Map Trade Association
  • Cliff Fox Senior Vice President, Navteq Map
  • Gavin Maurer Vice President of Marketing, National Geographic Maps

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