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  • Online maps ’wiping out history’
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    Internet mapping is wiping the rich geography and history of Britain off the map, the president of the British Cartographic Society has said.
    Mary Spence said internet maps such as Google and Multimap were good for driving but left out crucial data people need to understand a landscape.

    (...) Ms Spence said landmarks such as churches, ancient woodlands and stately homes were in danger of being forgotten because many internet maps fail to include them.

    (...) She said: "Corporate cartographers are demolishing thousands of years of history - not to mention Britain’s remarkable geography - at a stroke by not including them on maps which millions of us now use every day.
    “We’re in real danger of losing what makes maps so unique, giving us a feel for a place even if we’ve never been there.”

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