02/20/2015

Forecasting the Future of Maps

16:08 minutes

Google Maps celebrated its 10-year anniversary this month. In that decade, web and mobile mapping companies have sprung up to chart the corner of every city and integrate real time transportation data into these maps. What will the maps of the future look like, and will they help us move from point A to point B more efficiently?

We also asked you how you got around before maps were on the web:

Segment Guests

Steve Coast

Steve Coast is founder of OpenStreetMap in Denver, Colorado.

Greg Miller

Greg Miller is a freelance science journalist and co-founder of WIRED‘s Map Lab blog.

Meet the Producer

About Alexa Lim

Alexa Lim is a producer for Science Friday. Her favorite stories involve space, sound, and strange animal discoveries.