Due to a wearisome wintry mix generating treacherous travel conditions throughout rural and metropolitan areas in the Georgia, many of my friends, colleagues, and acquaintances are stuck at home today. Home is a great place to be when weather makes driving so dangerous and deadly. Since many of the people I know chafe at being sequestered in their own domiciles, I’m offering up a bit of a digital distraction today, a means of electronic egress from the shackles of familiar surroundings. RandomStreetView picks up visitors and drops them down in a random location. Travelers never really know where they are likely to end up. So what? It’s the journey–not the destination–that matters.
MapGive is a community of online volunteer mapper. Volunteers who possess basic computer skills and have access to a reliable internet connection can join together to create illustrations of locations that are typically not represented in digital maps.