Posts Tagged: mapgasm

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    Re-imagining Berlin’s U-Bahn And S-Bahn System

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    This is another mass transit map, but this time it’s not of the London Underground system, but the U-Bahn and S-Bahn system in Berlin. The name U-Bahn derives from Untergrundbahn, or underground railway whilst S-Bahn comes from Stadtschnellbahn, or fast city train. As a general rule of thumb, the London Underground is, as the name… Read more »

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    Countries That Cry; Countries That Don’t (100% Mercator Free)

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    March the 5th 2013 marked the 501st birthday of Gerardus Mercator, whose map projection appears on virtually every web map you’ll find on the interwebs today. It appears he’s none too happy about the lack of royalties on this and so I felt compelled to use a projection for my next map which wasn’t Mercator’s…. Read more »

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    The Great British Map; Or Great Britain vs. The United Kingdom vs. The British Isles

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    Last night I made another map. It tries to answer some of more perplexing and confusing facets of the geography surrounding the world’s 9th largest island. I mean of course Great Britain. No, wait. I mean the United Kingdom. No, wait. I mean Britain. Or do I mean England? See, it’s confusing. So if the… Read more »

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    You Were Here; Mapping The Places I’ve Been To According To Foursquare

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    Over the weekend I made another map. While I don’t think for one moment this one will be as wildly popular as my last map was, this one is just as satisfying and a whole lot more personal. At 8.01 PM on the 11th. of October 2009 I checked into Sushi Tomi in Mountain View,… Read more »

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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 »