"Maps are having a moment"

Re-reading the interview with Joe Smith in the Geographical magazine where he gives some of his thoughts as he takes over as the Director of the Royal Geographical Society.

Here is a quote from the Q and A

One of the things is the fact that maps are having a real moment! How can we combine enthusiasm for citizen-generated knowledge together with digital capabilities to re-invent what maps could mean for people. 
With plenty of concern currently about data being shared without users’ knowledge we could open up more positive thinking about how digital and social media could be put to work for society. 
What new maps are there to be made with the powerful new interactive media that are emerging? Geography as a discipline, and the RGS-IBG could be a real pioneer in this field.