Atter engang indså man at jorden var rund ...
Yet again someone realized that the Earth is round ...
From an Amazonian rainforest to a Santa Cruz Canyon, activists are discovering if you can map it, you can save it
By E.B. Boyd
The map didn’t make sense. It was one of those grainy, black-and-white topographical maps, the kind of 8 ½ x 11 photocopy you get in the mail to inform you of an upcoming construction project near your home. The kind you turn this way and that until you give up trying to figure out what it corresponds to in the real world and just toss it into the trash instead.
Rebecca Moore, however, did not toss this particular map. It was the summer of 2005, and the map came from a utility company that owned land in the Santa Cruz Mountains near her home. The map was titled “Notice of Intent to Harvest Timber.” Moore thought that sounded like logging. She couldn’t make heads or tails of the boundaries the map proposed to illustrate, but she was determined to figure out where the timber harvest was going to take place. [...]
Read more: http://commongroundmag.com/2009/01/googleearth0901.html