Mapping Disputed Territories Around the World

Mapping Disputed Territories Around the World

Posted by John Hetzler on Jan 24, 2014 9:32 am

Greg Miller of Wired.com has posted an interview with Leo Dillon of the Geographical Information Unit, which helps the U.S. State Department map disputed territories around the world. Dillon said he uses commerical sattelite imagery, Google Earth, LiDAR and terrain data from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) to help with the mapping decisions. In addition, he also uses old maps, as he did during the Iraq war.

Read the entire interview with Dillon here: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2014/01/state-department-maps/