Trap Streets


From the cartographer’s book of tricks: deliberately introduce small errors — such as kinks in rivers, or the addition of small buildings, or exaggerated curves in roads, or the systematic alteration of minor digits in geographic coordinates, or even the introduction of entire fake villages — in your maps to know if a competitor has copied it afterwards.

Turns out it’s common sense, has been going on for quite a while, and it’s known amongst cartographers as Trap Streets

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Published by Bramus!

Bramus is a frontend web developer from Belgium, working as a Chrome Developer Relations Engineer at Google. From the moment he discovered view-source at the age of 14 (way back in 1997), he fell in love with the web and has been tinkering with it ever since (more …)

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