Posts Tagged: maps

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    OnlMaps on Twitter

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Orange Peel Map of Japan #map #maps Found at https://twitter.com/onlmaps/status/1030814088564068352

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    Ancient Earth Globe: see what the world looked like from space in the age of the dinosaurs

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. The Ancient Earth Globe is an interactive 3D globe that depics the Earth at various points in geological history from 750m years ago until now. Here it is 300m years ago. Late Carboniferous. Plants developed root systems that allowed them to grow larger and move inland. Found at https://boingboing.net/2018/08/06/ancient-earth-globe-see-what.html

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    Find the other side of the world from anywhere in the world

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Antipodr is a nifty little site that lets visitors learn what’s on the opposite side of the globe from any coordinate. For instance, Auckland, New Zealand is directly opposite Venta de Leche in southern Spain. Honolulu, Hawai’i is directly opposite Dekar in Botswana. Found at https://boingboing.net/2018/08/06/find-the-other-side-of-the-wor.html

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    If Google Maps says a place has a certain name, it now has that name

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. The East Cut is a neighborhood in San Francisco invented by a branding agency. Such things usually wither on the local-business bullshit vine, but thanks to Google Maps, it’s now the plain reality of that part of town. Found at https://boingboing.net/2018/08/02/if-google-maps-says-a-place-ha.html

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    Climate change brings the UK’s hidden past to the surface

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. In southern Wales’ Vale of Glamorgan, archaeologists flying over a prehistoric settlement they had previously studied got a surprise: the ghostly outline of a Roman villa on the ground inside the older settlement’s boundaries. Found at https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/08/climate-change-brings-the-uks-hidden-past-to-the-surface/

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    Fascinating look at how America uses its land

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Bloomberg has an interactive report that shows how America uses its land for different purposes. I was surprised by how much land is dedicated to livestock pasture: 41%. Also the 100 largest landowning families own land equal to the size of Florida. Found at https://boingboing.net/2018/08/01/fascinating-look-at-how-americ.html

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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 »