Posts Tagged: map

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    Literally A Map Of Riches

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    Most maps are pointers to something; from today’s turn-by-turn voice guided navigation to the “X marks the spot” treasure maps of legend. This map however, is not a pointer to riches, instead it’s made of riches. A large-scale, unique and intricate portrait of our Earth – a planet which is surely a jewel of the… Read more »

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    Gravity Sucks But It Sucks Variably (Also Available As A Map)

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    As children we all learn the hard way that gravity sucks though a succession of scraped and bruised knees and elbows. We probably also learned in physics lessons that there’s the gravitational constant, denoted by a capital G. But what I certainly didn’t learn was that while gravity sucks, it doesn’t suck consistently. In fact,… Read more »

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    Mapping Meteor Strikes; There’s A Lot More Than You’d Think

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    Last week’s 10,00 ton and 55 feet’s worth of meteor that exploded over and hit the Russian city of Chelyabinsk in the Urals made several thoughts go through my mind. In this order. I feel for the 1200 people who were hurt and injured Thank goodness it didn’t happen where I live With all the… Read more »

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    The Ubiquitous Digital Map (Abridged)

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    A lot of great conferences in the UK happen in London. But not all great conferences. For some, you have to travel a little further afield. Maybe to East Anglia. Or more specifically to Norwich, the county town of Norfolk. If you were in Norwich last week, you might have noticed that SyncConf was taking… Read more »

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    There’s More Underneath London Than Just Trains

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    Oh yes, look. Gary’s written yet another post about a map of the London Tube system that he likes. Yawn. Time to move on. But wait … this may look like a map of the London Underground but it’s not. Now I may have been guilty of wearing my heart on my sleeve slightly too… Read more »

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    A Country Size Jigsaw; Mapping How Big Africa Really Is

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    By the time we leave school, most of us have a elementary knowledge of our planet’s geography. We know where the continents are and we know that they’re big. I touched on this in a previous post about the Greenland Problem where, despite Greenland having a size of 0.2 million square miles and Africa having… Read more »

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    The Internet Seems To Like The Combination Of Maps And Innuendo

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    Oh people of the interwebs; you are indeed a wondrous thing. If you build something and put it up on the internet, you’ve no expectation that anyone will see it, let alone look at it. But it appears that the combination of innuendo and some vaguely sounding rude place names (actually with some very rude… Read more »

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    Lodged Donor Nun Run; The Anagram Map Of The London Underground

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    If you think you know the map of the London Underground network think again. You probably think the Metropolitan Line runs between Amersham and Aldgate; but on this map it doesnt. Instead, it runs between Ram Shame and Data Gel. The southwest termini for the District Line are Richmond and Wimbledon. Maybe not. According to… Read more »

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    Ooh That Sounds Rude; Mapping British Innuendo

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    No-one can really define what being British is, though many have tried. One thing that lots of people do seem to agree on is that part of being British is a love for and an appreciation of the British sense of humour. This can be roughly and with a sweeping generalisation said to consist of… Read more »

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    Not A Map On The Internet But A Map Of The Internet

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    We’re all used to seeing maps on the internet, but what about how the internet gets to each and every one of us so that we can see those maps? There’s a map for almost every occasion and this map shows how the internet deals with those problematic moments when you run out of land… Read more »