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Aaron Cope
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Aaron Straup Cope started making hand-drawn maps of drunken wanderings at an early age eventually joining the Flickr team in 2004 where he is now a senior engineer responsible for all the server-side geo wrangling. He is also a frequent contributor to the open source Modest Maps project and writes often about the “papernet” as bridge between analog and digital technologies.


Location: Regency Ballroom
Aaron Cope (Flickr)
If all of Flickr's 100+ million geotagged photos were plotted on a map would there be enough data to generate a mostly accurate contour of that place? Not a perfect representation, perhaps, but something more fine-grained than a bounding box. It turns out there is. Read more.