Posts By: Gary

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    Building a Road Map for the Self-Driving Car

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. How do you create a map showing every road in the United States, with the precise location of every stop sign, all the lane markings, every exit ramp and every traffic light — and update it in real time as traffic is rerouted around construction and accidents? Found at… Read more »

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    Today’s GPS technology incorporates old-time map basics, say Map Fair goers

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. More than 40 different map dealers from across the globe came to Miami recently to display their antique maps, charts, town plans and atlases. Found at http://ift.tt/2lz1twR

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    The Language of Maps: A Primer

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Not so very long ago, no paddler or hillwalker would head out the door without tucking a topographic map into his (or her) pack. But that was then. Today, even supposedly expert trekkers attempt winter ascents above treeline with no other navigational aid than a cell phone. Found at… Read more »

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    The Adorable Maps Today’s Cartographers Made as Kids

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. So many of the cartographers I’ve gotten to know while writing about maps seem to genuinely love their jobs. It’s one of those professions with a disproportionate number of people who are really happy to be there. Found at http://ift.tt/2l9iIV8

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    Make your keyboard look like a subway map

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. SA Metro is a set of keys for mechanical keyboards that form colored subway lines in the classic style of the London Underground map. Three editions are planned, covering staggered, gridded and ergonomic keyboard layouts; to be absolutely clear, it lacks standard legends. Found at http://ift.tt/2lgfTkG

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    Who Needs GPS? The Forgotten Story of Etak’s Amazing 1985 Car Navigation System

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Thirty years ago, a company called Etak released the first commercially available computerized navigation system for automobiles. Found at http://ift.tt/1LNDuD8

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    Cartographic art by Matthew Rangel

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Artist Matthew Rangel hikes through what looks like some of the most beautiful terrain in the world and makes these cartographic drawings based on his experiences. Lovely work. (via @djacobs) Found at http://ift.tt/2iRZNzz

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    The literary maps of our childhoods

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. At The Awl, Victoria Johnson fondly remembers the books of her youth that contained extra material. Like maps. If I ruled the world, or at least a publishing company, all books would contain as much supplementary information as possible. Nonfiction, fiction — doesn’t matter. Found at http://ift.tt/2jV6ZtD

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    Auto-generated maps of fantasy worlds

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Martin O’Leary is a research scientist who studies glaciers, but in his spare time, he built Uncharted Atlas, a program that auto-generates maps of fantasy lands (like from Game of Thrones or LOTR) and posts them to a Twitter account. Found at http://ift.tt/2kZJlLr

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    Mechanical spinning globe that shows the night/day terminator

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Elenco’s Night ‘n Day Mechanical Globe uses a system of translucent, exposed gears to rotate an internally illuminated globe that displays the seasonally adjusted, real-time night/day terminator as it spins. from Pocket http://ift.tt/2m8iJNx via IFTTT