National Geographic collaborates with Google Maps Engine
Time to explore…
For all the explorers of the world: earlier this month National Geographic announced its new partnership with Google Maps Engine. The non-profit science and educational organisation will be opening their cartography archive to Google, sharing over 500 maps - including historic, travel and reference maps - to share with the public by going online.
Frank Biasi, Director of Digital Development at National Geographic Maps explains "We will use Google Maps Engine to overlay our maps with interactive editorial content, so the maps can 'tell stories' and raise awareness about environmental issues and historic events. Anyone will be able to access our free public maps, but we also plan to sell or license high-resolution and print versions to raise funds for our non-profit mission."