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Mapping Antwerp’s Last ‘Invisible Route’

Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Late last year, Maarten Inghels of Antwerp, Belgium, was reading the paper when a news story caught his attention. Yet another camera system was about to be installed in the city, he read. Not only that, this particular system was smart, an active rather than passive watcher. Found at… Read more »

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Map of how England and Wales is aging

Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Outside the big cities, England and Wales is aging. From Plumplot: In 2002, 40% of the population was over 44 years old. Fourteen years later it was 43.5%. The share almost equaled to the population below 35, which was 43.7%. Life expectancy also increased. Found at https://boingboing.net/2018/04/16/map-of-how-england-and-wales-i.html

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Too many cars, too few supermarkets: how Australia’s cities really stack up

Today’s maps found on the interwebs. With five cities in the top 20 of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual global liveability survey, Australia boasts some of the most attractive urban environments in the world. Found at https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/apr/10/too-many-cars-too-few-supermarkets-how-australias-cities-really-stack-up-liveable

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Worst of OSM

Today’s maps found on the interwebs. As you know, Eastern Finland has a lot of forests. Found at http://worstofosm.tumblr.com/?og=1

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Didcot signs point to Narnia, Gotham City and Middle Earth

Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Fictional worlds such as Narnia, Gotham City and Neverland have mysteriously appeared on road signs in Oxfordshire. The roundabout signs in Didcot – described as England’s most normal town – also direct drivers to Middle Earth and Emerald City. Found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-43459598

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One-person-one-dot maps and how to make them

Today’s maps found on the interwebs. A couple of days ago, one of my favorite cartographers, Esri’s John Nelson declared his love for dot density maps. I like dot density maps too, but never really thought through why. Found at http://www.maartenlambrechts.com/2018/02/13/one-person-one-dot-maps-and-how-to-make-them.html

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Fortresses, farmlands of the Maya emerge from massive LiDAR survey

Today’s maps found on the interwebs. A recent aerial survey revealed thousands of ancient Maya structures previously hidden beneath the dense Guatemalan jungle, including houses, irrigation canals, fortifications, and even a pyramid. Found at https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/02/lasers-shed-some-light-on-the-maya-snake-kingdom/

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An artist is reimagining England’s national parks in the style of J.R.R. Tolkien’s maps

Today’s maps found on the interwebs. J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit are iconic fantasy adventures, and readers return to them time and again because of the rich detail that defines the world. Found at https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/4/16959406/j-r-r-tolkien-maps-middle-earth-england-national-parks-dan-bell-art

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This incredible map shows the undersea cables that keep the internet alive — and security services are worried Russia could cut them

Today’s maps found on the interwebs. It shows the sheer scale of the infrastructure which keeps the internet running. It’s built up over decades, mainly as a result of private enterprise rather than coordinated state infrastructure projects, like road or water networks. Found at http://www.businessinsider.com/map-shows-extent-of-undersea-internet-cables-that-russians-could-cut-2017-12

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World’s Largest 16th-Century Map Digitally Re-Assembled at Stanford University

Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Save this picture! Stanford University experts digitally assembled what is considered the largest world map produced in the 16th-century. Found at https://www.archdaily.com/887464/worlds-largest-16th-century-map-digitally-re-assembled-at-stanford-university

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    Mapping Antwerp’s Last ‘Invisible Route’

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Late last year, Maarten Inghels of Antwerp, Belgium, was reading the paper when a news story caught his attention. Yet another camera system was about to be installed in the city, he read. Not only that, this particular system was smart, an active rather than passive watcher. Found at… Read more »

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    Map of how England and Wales is aging

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Outside the big cities, England and Wales is aging. From Plumplot: In 2002, 40% of the population was over 44 years old. Fourteen years later it was 43.5%. The share almost equaled to the population below 35, which was 43.7%. Life expectancy also increased. Found at https://boingboing.net/2018/04/16/map-of-how-england-and-wales-i.html

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    Too many cars, too few supermarkets: how Australia’s cities really stack up

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. With five cities in the top 20 of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual global liveability survey, Australia boasts some of the most attractive urban environments in the world. Found at https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/apr/10/too-many-cars-too-few-supermarkets-how-australias-cities-really-stack-up-liveable

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    Worst of OSM

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. As you know, Eastern Finland has a lot of forests. Found at http://worstofosm.tumblr.com/?og=1

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    Didcot signs point to Narnia, Gotham City and Middle Earth

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Fictional worlds such as Narnia, Gotham City and Neverland have mysteriously appeared on road signs in Oxfordshire. The roundabout signs in Didcot – described as England’s most normal town – also direct drivers to Middle Earth and Emerald City. Found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-43459598

  • Maps

    One-person-one-dot maps and how to make them

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. A couple of days ago, one of my favorite cartographers, Esri’s John Nelson declared his love for dot density maps. I like dot density maps too, but never really thought through why. Found at http://www.maartenlambrechts.com/2018/02/13/one-person-one-dot-maps-and-how-to-make-them.html

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    Fortresses, farmlands of the Maya emerge from massive LiDAR survey

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. A recent aerial survey revealed thousands of ancient Maya structures previously hidden beneath the dense Guatemalan jungle, including houses, irrigation canals, fortifications, and even a pyramid. Found at https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/02/lasers-shed-some-light-on-the-maya-snake-kingdom/

  • Maps

    An artist is reimagining England’s national parks in the style of J.R.R. Tolkien’s maps

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit are iconic fantasy adventures, and readers return to them time and again because of the rich detail that defines the world. Found at https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/4/16959406/j-r-r-tolkien-maps-middle-earth-england-national-parks-dan-bell-art

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    This incredible map shows the undersea cables that keep the internet alive — and security services are worried Russia could cut them

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. It shows the sheer scale of the infrastructure which keeps the internet running. It’s built up over decades, mainly as a result of private enterprise rather than coordinated state infrastructure projects, like road or water networks. Found at http://www.businessinsider.com/map-shows-extent-of-undersea-internet-cables-that-russians-could-cut-2017-12

  • Maps

    World’s Largest 16th-Century Map Digitally Re-Assembled at Stanford University

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Save this picture! Stanford University experts digitally assembled what is considered the largest world map produced in the 16th-century. Found at https://www.archdaily.com/887464/worlds-largest-16th-century-map-digitally-re-assembled-at-stanford-university