July 08, 2003

All your maps are belong to us.

Dissertation could be security threat, Laura Blumenfeld, Washington Post, 8 July 2003.

Sean Gorman runs www.networkgeography.org, as announced a while back in the Geography of Cyberspace, who track these things. The Slashdot crowd has thrown up a much earlier Science Daily article resulting from a University of Florida press release in 1999.

It's possible that Sean Gorman's work is far more real-world and applicable than, oh, Tony Grubesic's work. It's also possible that he's just better at publicity.

I don't see the dangers in releasing map information; a society where it is unsafe to release such information is not a society I'd wish to live in. But then I'm not a fan of the "Keep it secret, stupid!" mantra.

Posted by Lloyd Wood at July 8, 2003 06:12 PM
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