Posts Tagged: maps

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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

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    The first printed map of the world will be auctioned for up to £60,000 this month

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Nowadays most of us resort to our smartphones and Google Maps to help navigate us around unfamiliar places. But things were a little different for some of the world’s first explorers who used printed maps and atlases to guide them. Found at https://www.housebeautiful.com/uk/lifestyle/a20115850/sothebys-auction-ancient-maps/

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    A geographically correct map of the state of Texas

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Title A geographically correct map of the state of Texas Additional title: Texas, the empire state of the great southwest Names Texas & Pacific Railway (Publisher) Collection Dates / Origin Date Issued: 1876 (Inferred) Place: Marshall, TX Publisher: Texas and Pacific Railway Company Library loc Found at https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/7c49dc40-d2fe-0135-b8cb-45b777ad6911

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    How many Switzerlands fits in Brazil [1100×1100]

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. There’s 142 Switzerlands there, since no one put the number in the comments. And, since Switzerland’s area is 41,285 km 2 and Brazil’s 8,515,767 km2, it’s actually a little over 206 times larger. Found at https://www.reddit.com/r/MapPorn/comments/8ee90c/how_many_switzerlands_fits_in_brazil_1100x1100/

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    Mapping Antwerp’s Last ‘Invisible Route’

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Late last year, Maarten Inghels of Antwerp, Belgium, was reading the paper when a news story caught his attention. Yet another camera system was about to be installed in the city, he read. Not only that, this particular system was smart, an active rather than passive watcher. Found at… Read more »