Modern Mapmakers Find Frontier in New Roads (The Clarion Ledger)

December 28, 2005 -- SECAUCUS, N.J. — As Chris Arcari gets off the New Jersey Turnpike's brand new Exit 15X, green arrows join on a flat-screen monitor inside his SUV to form the beginnings of the ramp's existence on a digital map.

In a white Ford Escape fitted with a video camera, a GPS receiver and a laptop, Arcari and partner Rob Ditkho work to maintain the freshness and accuracy of mapping databases on which millions rely.

One wrong turn and, well, you get the picture.

As mapping technologies proliferate on Web sites, in mobile devices and inside automobiles, the work of these modern cartographers is essential....

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