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Subject: Re: Meet the Man Who Wants to Create a Google Maps for the World's S
From: "Eric Fassbender" eric.fassbender
Date: Tue Jun 3, 2014 10:38 pm ((PDT))

I'm neither in favour nor against it. I just thought it would be of interes=
t to some in the group. I agree with the points you raise but ultimately it=
's about who puts up these sounds. It's a bit like wikipedia where over tim=
e it should be agreed through review which sound is representative for a ce=
rtain area. But I guess this is unrealistic for such a niche topic. So the =
best we can do is to put up the sounds that we think represent a certain ar=
ea. But then again, there are other projects like Marc's Nature Soundmap th=
at are much more worth putting time into, I think.

Again, my only intention was to bring it to the attention of the group :)



On 04/06/2014, at 10:27 AM,  [naturerecordists] <naturer=
> wrote:

> >
> Eric,
> It's a terrible idea. You can't reduce the World's sonic diversity to a f=
> spot recordings. It is like representing gourmet cuisine with a bog-stand=
> 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 Googl=
> 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 fines=
> 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
> wiggles.
> David Brinicombe

"While a picture is worth a thousand words, a
sound is worth a thousand pictures." R. Murray Schafer via Bernie Krause.

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