Time to Toss the GPS!

At the risk of sounding extremely nerdy, here goes:  EarlyWord is shining a spotlight on a book by the top jeopardy winner of all time, Ken Jennings. (link to NPR.)  Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks discusses his pursuit of maps. (Part of his success on the show was due to his understanding of geography.)

 

Another geography feature–I occasionally skim through the fascinating tech website ReadWriteWeb. There’s a new open source program for designing your own maps called CartoSet. The software was just released and may not be totally up and running, but if you want to spiff up your map skills, give it a chance. Look what geography did for Ken!

Shira S.