By searching for a landmark in a particular city or country, a user can enter an area’s geospatial coordinates and explore its landscape.
In some cases, this feature can even provide additional insights, such as the number of buildings per square mile or the number and location of road crossings in an area.
For example, you can see the locations of the National Geographic headquarters, the International Space Station, and the Grand Canyon in the same area as the San Francisco Bay area.
But Clarion doesn’t provide any detailed information about the locations, so it’s often hard to know which buildings to visit or what to expect.
So, we asked the creators of Clarion and their app to explain what it means to be an explorer.
We spoke with the company’s lead engineer, Scott O’Connor, about the possibilities Clarion offers and how it differs from Google Maps.
How did you get into mapping?
Scott O’Connor: When I was working at Google, I was a developer, so I got to spend a lot of time exploring.
It was a lot like working on Google Maps: you go out there, and you can learn a lot, and eventually you realize that you don’t really need to do the work.
That’s kind of what I did at Google: I could go out and go, “Hey, I want to learn about this,” and I’d be able to go do it.
And then I’d find that people were doing that work, and they’re still doing it.
That was kind of the experience that I wanted to have.
I had a lot more fun exploring than I did working on maps.
So I wanted more of that experience.
How did you make the app?
Scott: The app’s got an incredibly broad API, and it has a lot going on.
It’s got all kinds of features, but it also has a fairly large database of maps that people have collected.
So we’ve kind of built it like a Google Maps clone.
The idea is that the app will show you what it looks like to be on the other side of a mountain.
It’ll show you the path from the city center to the city, the road crossings, and so on.
How do you do that?Scott