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Subject: Re: Meet the Man Who Wants to Create a Google Maps for the World's S
From: madl74
Date: Tue Jun 3, 2014 5:57 pm ((PDT))


It's a terrible idea. You can't reduce the World's sonic diversity to a few=

spot recordings. It is like representing gourmet cuisine with a bog-standar=
hamburger. Is that woman shouting incoherently in Union Square (and
over-recorded to boot) going to be the sound of New York from now on?

The appropriate sound here in North Devon would be the noise of the Google=

camera car as it drove down all our otherwise quiet country lanes.

BTW, I'm no friend of Google maps which are supplanting the World's finest=

maps of the UK drawn by the Ordinance Survey, These have my woodland and
house and even my barn drawn in to metre accuracy and with an exact map
reference. Now what you see on most UK websites is inaccurate Google

David Brinicombe

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