Posts Tagged: maps

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    NASA’s infrared map of Titan

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Composed from 13 years of Cassini probe mission data, NASA’s infrared-based map of Titan shows off one of the solar system’s most promising worlds. Found at https://boingboing.net/2018/07/19/nasas-infrared-map-of-titan.html

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    If an algorithm draws lines on a map, is that the same as land surveying?

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. When does drawing a digital line on a satellite map cross an ethereal threshold into the centuries-old practice of licensed land surveying? This is the existential question now before a Mississippi state court. Found at https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/07/if-an-algorithm-draws-lines-on-a-map-is-that-the-same-as-land-surveying/

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    Check out these gorgeous edible earths

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Dutch pastry/dessert chef Daniel Jongsma created this beautiful confection that looks like earth, replete with continents and clouds. Day 5 of the #7dayschallenge where i was invited by @robin_hoedjes here’s to share my showpiece during the dutch chocolate masters in 2010. Found at https://boingboing.net/2018/07/02/check-out-these-gorgeous-edibl.html

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    Cool satellite view of dozens of oxbow lakes formed when a river changed course

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. When a river changes course on its flood plain, it can leave an entire bend of the river cut off from the new flow, forming an oxbow lake. Seen in bright blue in this shot of the Songhua River in northeast China, they are usually narrow crescents. Found at… Read more »

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    Someone drew the Tube map on an aerial photo of London and it’s totally mesmerising

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. When you take a photo from an airplane, the last thing you’d expect is for a complete and utter stranger to draw a load of squiggly lines over it. But, then again, the internet never fails to defy our expectations.  Found at https://mashable.com/2018/06/26/aerial-photo-london-tube/

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    What the world would be like if land and sea were inverted

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. You’ve likely seen maps of the earth with land and sea inverted, where Asia becomes the world’s greatest ocean and the Pacific a vast, sprawling continent. But high school geography teacher John M Adams took it a step further and explained what it would be like to live in… Read more »

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    Kilauea’s new lava flow can be seen from space

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. The small but bright fissure at the left edge of Kilauea’s lava field can already be seen from space via infrared imaging, but it’s dwarfed by the magnitude of previously existing flows. Found at https://boingboing.net/2018/06/04/kilaueas-new-lava-flow-can-b.html

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    Map of Britain’s roads… and nothing else

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. jamaps created a map that shows all the main roads in Britain and nothing else, giving the vague impression of something weirdly biological. Found at https://boingboing.net/2018/05/30/map-of-britains-roads-and.html

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    New Zealand’s so sick of being left off maps they’ve launched an entire ad campaign

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. New Zealand is continually omitted from maps of the world. Seriously, there’s an entire Reddit thread highlighting examples of the country being completely wiped from global existence.  Found at https://mashable.com/2018/05/01/get-new-zealand-on-the-map/

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    A new map of Great Britain.

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. “A new map of Great Britain.” The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1736. https://ift.tt/2HTr3Yo Found at https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-5230-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99