New Kind of Map Could Help Emergency Response

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Fixing His Coordinates

Dan Charles explains where NPR's HQ is really located. Hint: It isn't Greenland.

Sophisticated new maps are being developed that are based not on street addresses, but on coordinates. The maps could speed rescues and general response to disasters like Hurricane Katrina.

Correction March 17, 2006

In his sign-off to this story, Dan Charles gets his coordinates wrong. See the sidebar for an explanation.

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