Japanese firm maps the world, one centimetre at a time

Japanese firm maps the world, one centimetre at a time
The first part of the mapping process involves the use of satellites. (Image: Depositphotos)
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By Anjani Trivedi From stone tablets to atlases, cartographic innovations have long been an underappreciated mainstay in geopolitics and everyday life. Besides wayfinding, the use of maps underpinned World War II. Propaganda maps were used to influence popular opinion and mobilise troops. Instagrammers and TikTok-ers use them to get to the hottest restaurant. In their latest reincarnation, high-precision maps stand to change the future of navigation, logistics and spatial data-collection.At the forefront is a little-known Japanes...

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