A More Accurate World Map Wins Prestigious Japanese Design Award

 Posted by on 2016-10-31 at 23:24  cartography, design, map, maps, Reblog  Comments Off on A More Accurate World Map Wins Prestigious Japanese Design Award
Oct 312016
 

To design a map of the world is no easy task. Because maps represent the spherical Earth in 2D form, they cannot help but be distorted, which is why Greenland and Antarctica usually look far more gigantic than they really are, while Africa appears vastly smaller than its true size.

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Google Maps gets hands-free navigation at last

 Posted by on 2016-09-29 at 13:21  google, maps, Reblog, tech  Comments Off on Google Maps gets hands-free navigation at last
Sep 292016
 


Google has quietly updated its Maps application for Android with support for a much-requested new feature — ‘Ok Google’ commands. This is a pretty big deal as it means that users no longer have to tap the microphone icon before speaking when driving.

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Map: 10 secret subway tunnels in New York City

 Posted by on 2016-08-26 at 17:21  maps, new york, nyc, Reblog, subway  Comments Off on Map: 10 secret subway tunnels in New York City
Aug 262016
 

Just like the rest of New York City, our 112 year-old subway system consists of many layers, each of which provides a glimpse into a sliver of the city’s history. However, even abandoned underground spaces don’t stay neglected for long.

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The next Google Maps update could show how bad the parking is

 Posted by on 2016-08-04 at 22:30  google, maps, Reblog, tech  Comments Off on The next Google Maps update could show how bad the parking is
Aug 042016
 


Google’s next iteration of its popular Maps app looks to be adding a whole bunch of new functions, if the recently released 9.34 beta is any indication. The big news is that the update could include text-based alerts informing users to parking shortages at their destination.

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Ever sat on a beach and wondered what’s across the ocean? It may not be what you think.

 Posted by on 2016-07-13 at 22:52  maps, Reblog, science, travel  Comments Off on Ever sat on a beach and wondered what’s across the ocean? It may not be what you think.
Jul 132016
 

If you think you can answer this question just by looking at a map, read on. You may be surprised. To ask the question more concretely, what’s across the ocean from New York? It doesn’t really matter what beach in New York you choose, but just to be specific, let’s go with Montauk, NY.

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Megacities not nations are the worlds dominant enduring social structures

 Posted by on 2016-04-20 at 21:37  economic policy, economic theory, economics, Economy, map, maps, Politics, Reblog, travel, urbanism  Comments Off on Megacities not nations are the worlds dominant enduring social structures
Apr 202016
 

Cities are mankind’s most enduring and stable mode of social organization, outlasting all empires and nations over which they have presided. Today cities have become the world’s dominant demographic and economic clusters.

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15 maps that will change the way you see the world

 Posted by on 2016-04-11 at 21:40  big data, health, map, maps, Politics, public health, Reblog, travel  Comments Off on 15 maps that will change the way you see the world
Apr 112016
 

This map shows the world according to life expectancy. The results are depressingly unsurprising. Africa is the only continent that contains nations where the average life expectancy is below 60. And there are 28 of them.

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