Posts Categorized: Maps

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    Making Connections Between the World’s Newest and Oldest Maps

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Few people in the world know their way around a map like John Hessler does. The Library of Congress’s “Specialist in Modern Cartography and Geographic Information Science” can look at a Renaissance, bit matrix, or Minecraft map and explain what each signifies and how they all relate. Found at… Read more »

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    Startling space image of California wildfire smoke plume

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. On Sunday, NASA’s Earth-monitoring Terra satellite captured this image of a smoke plume from the brutal Alamo Fire blazing in the County of Santa Barbara, California. Found at http://ift.tt/2ta573p

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. (Source: commons.wikimedia. Found at http://ift.tt/2sLW0p7

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    Now there’s a Tube map for people with claustrophobia

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. If you get anxiety or claustrophobia, there’s a new Tube map to make it easier for you to get around London. TfL just released a new map which shows which lines go into tunnels, when, and for how long, in a bid to make it easier for people to… Read more »

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    Laser Cut a Dymaxion Globe for an Accurate View of the World

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. I was playing around with map projections one day and became a tad smitten with Buckminster Fuller’s “Dymaxion” Projection. It’s able to unwrap a spherical map of the Earth onto a flat plane with surprisingly little distortion. Found at http://ift.tt/2tLNJ90

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    A Year of Google Maps & Apple Maps

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Justin O’Beirne of San Francisco, California. Essays, projects, and contact information. Coincidence or not, it was interesting. And it made me wonder what else would change, if we kept watching. Would Google keep adding detail? And would Apple, like Google, also start making changes? Found at http://ift.tt/2qt735p

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    Watch tandem drones use wifi to map a building’s interior

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. This novel mapping technique developed by Yasamin Mostofi allows two drones to map the interior of an unknown building by using wifi signals and some impressive number-crunching. More details about how it works here. Found at http://ift.tt/2rBYo2d

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    Kickstarting Mini Balloon and Kite Mapping Kits for everyone

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Found at http://ift.tt/2ss7x07

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    Roman Roads

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. If you think this would make a cool poster, follow this link to send me a few bucks. I’ll email you a crisp PDF for printing! It’s finally done. A subway-style diagram of the major Roman roads, based on the Empire of ca. 125 AD. Found at http://ift.tt/2ssn0vd

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    But where is the green sheep? Old maps put the art in cartography

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Here are the “some sheep”, and here are the “no sheep” — but where is the green sheep? The national library’s Trove digital service has been highlighting quirky old maps of the continent, starting with a 1920s graphic dividing the country up into the sheep haves and have-nots. Found… Read more »