Automattic is a distributed company, so I work with folks from all around the world. It’s confusing to think about our physical relation to each other on the Earth, especially when looking at a map. I bought this 4″ globe and I’m loving the addition to my office.
Remember when everyone kept a map in their glovebox? This old Michigan map was in a stack of documentation the seller gave me when I bought the ’68 truck.
The 1960 Census info on this map had Rogers City with a population of 4,722 and 98,265 for Saginaw. Quite a difference from 2,827 and 51,508 in 2010.
Here’s a map showing my 5.77 mile walk during a round of golf today. I played at Aguila Golf Course where I shot 80. While playing, I had RunKeeper going in the background on my iPhone. I was able to grab the map data from their web site and load it into Google Earth where I took this screenshot. This is so cool!