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The Examined Life

Thinking maps

ON THE MAP. An interactive MBTA map may become available to Bostonians soon, thanks to a Cambridge-based programmer who's been tinkering with Google's powerful new cartographic tool - in his spare time.
ON THE MAP. An interactive MBTA map may become available to Bostonians soon, thanks to a Cambridge-based programmer who's been tinkering with Google's powerful new cartographic tool - in his spare time. (Globe Staff Illustration) Globe Staff Illustration
By Joshua Glenn
July 17, 2005

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LATE LAST MONTH, the Internet search company Google announced it would share its cutting-edge Google Maps technology with ''outside Web developers." That is to say, hackers, who've been using the online cartographic service to create unauthorized interactive maps of everything from cheap nationwide gas prices to local street crime ever since Google's speedy, responsive service was launched in February. (Full article: 335 words)

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