Photos: Cartography in the Internet era

Photos: Cartography in the Internet era

Summary: Tele Atlas provides data to companies involved with digital mapping, to ensure that maps are accurate and up to date.

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  • Photos: Cartography in the Internet era

    Tele Atlas provides data to companies involved with digital mapping and the like, such as Yahoo and Google. The information is used to ensure that maps are accurate and up to date. This Tele Atlas van is equipped with six video cameras on top and three servers inside for recording and storing street names and other data.

  • Photos: Cartography in the Internet era

    A view of the inside of the van reveals three custom-built computers with 3GHz IBM Pentium 4s; an Omnistar global positioning system unit; a heating unit for the video cameras; and an external hard drive for data backup.

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