Posts By: Gary

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    Map: Airport delays in major U.S. cities

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Forty airports including San Francisco and San Jose are included on the map of delays updated by the Federal Aviation Administration’s Air Traffic Control System Command Center. The status indicates general airport conditions, usually as affected by weather, rather than individual flights. Found at http://ift.tt/2zX8VZy

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    This incredible map tool reveals just how much the Mercator map distorts the world

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. A lot of people have problems with the Mercator map of the world. Fortunately, The True Size is set up to help cartography fans see how much it distorts land mass by allowing users to move outlines of nations across the 2-D images. It is oddly addictive. Found at… Read more »

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    How 16th-Century European Mapmakers Described the World’s Oceans

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. According to medieval mapmakers, the world was made up of three continents ringed by narrow bodies of water. When the voyages of Christopher Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci, and Ferdinand Magellan uncovered continents previously unknown to Europeans, this posed a major problem for those cartographers. Found at http://ift.tt/2zktnax

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    If the World Was Mapped Using the Manhattan Grid System

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. In 1976, Saul Steinberg drew View of the World from 9th Avenue, an illustration that became perhaps the most famous magazine cover in the history of The New Yorker. Found at http://ift.tt/2h3wgom

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. A great old map of transit from Salt Lake City, showing bus lines (in green), trolleybus lines (in red, and curiously referred to as “electric coaches”, a designation that only seems to have been used here), and the one last remaining streetcar line (in blue). Found at http://ift.tt/2zWMSmy

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    Scientists release an “Atlas of the Underworld”

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Last week, scientists released a monumental interactive catalog that tracks 94 ancient tectonic plates lurking deep within Earth’s mantle, a resource they’re calling an “Atlas of the Underworld. Found at http://ift.tt/2zy4fdh

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    Hundreds of mysterious stone structures discovered on edge of ancient volcanoes in Saudi Arabia

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Hundreds of mysterious structures have been discovered on ancient lava domes in Saudi Arabia by an archaeologist using Google Earth. But the structures found by Mr Kennedy are unlike any before them. Found at http://ift.tt/2yspsrp

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    European Space Agency Releases First High-Res Land Cover Map of Africa

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

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    A cartographic historian on the fascinating world of ancient maps and sea monsters

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. They’re fantastical, fierce and sometimes even frightening, and talking about them will capture the attention of just about any crowd. So says Chet Van Duzer of something that used to regularly adorn maps during the Middle Ages and Renaissance: sea monsters. Found at http://ift.tt/2xRp1aq

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    Computer-generated maps imagine America redivided into equal-population areas

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. America votes Democrat but elects Republicans, and it’s all thanks to how the country is divided up. Even if gerrymandering dies in court, Americans must still live with the the plain fact that every state gets the same number of senators. But what if things were different? Found at… Read more »