WATCH: Mapping a Way Home


Saroo Munshi Khan was at the Calcutta train station with his family at age five when he wandered off – then woke up hours later in an empty train car, somewhere else in India. He was eventually adopted by an Australian family. Twenty-six year later, he found his way home using his computer.

It’s rare that a promotional video seems worthy of being video of the week, but this one has a lot to offer: it’s a moving story; and an amazing look at how we can use Google Earth and Google Maps to look at our own pasts – or even to map our futures.

“Everything in the world is at the tap of the button, but you’ve got to have the will and the determination to want it.”

See Google Street View’s Galleries of the World


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