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You can see “scars” from old rail lines all over today’s maps of the region

As places change, linear routes like rail lines and canals sometimes turn into new roads or trails. Other times, the old lines stay on the map but …

Maps

American Panorama Is an Interactive Atlas for the 21st Century

Author: Liz Stinson. Liz Stinson Design<p>Date of Publication: 01.07.16.<p>Time of Publication: 5:18 pm. 5:18 pm<p>For many of us, the word “atlas” evokes …

Interactive online map of Kyoto lets you toggle between modern day and the 9th century

If you’re a history buff, or time traveler, this could come in handy.<p>With all apologies to Nara, nowhere in Japan can match <b>Kyoto’s reverent</b> …

How to Effectively Clean Out Shampoo From Travel Bottles

Because a good travel bottle is worth its weight in gold. This method is also great for removing conditioner, face wash and those fruity-smelling lotions.<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i> Map Happy<i>.</i><p>I'm not ashamed to admit that even my toiletries are all nicely color-coordinated. But sometimes, I …

Vinegar

This stunning visualization shows major earthquakes globally from the last 15 years

LONDON — There have been tens of thousands of earthquakes across the globe since the year 2000, and one data visualization company in the UK has …

Here's the online population of the world in one map

What would the world look like if countries were sized by the number of people online? With only a third of the world having access to the internet, many countries would virtually disappear from the map. Africa, with the exception of Nigeria and Egypt, would shrink substantially, while Germany, …

Oxford University

Etch A Sketch World Map: One Line, One Map, One World

<i>Map created by Joseph Berkner via Geolic</i><p>The map above shows the world drawn from a single line, just as if it were drawn using an Etch a Sketch.<p>It’s …

Interactive map shows the 485,000 taxi trips that happen every day in NYC

A London-based consultant for Tableau Software has created some pretty fascinating data visualizations of New York City taxi rides.<p>The map shows …

This World Map Shows Which Cities Have The Most Smog, In Real Time

A new map updates with current pollution levels in cities around the world. First stop, Beijing.<p>On a new world map of smog, a giant dark bubble hovers over Beijing. The city, now in the middle of its first-ever emergency “red alert” for air pollution, has closed schools and temporarily taken cars …

One map to rule them all, it's Here

Automakers Audi, BMW and Daimler presented their vision for a new communal acquisition, map-making company Here.<p>We think of street maps as relatively static, only changing when a city builds a new road, but for the driver, roads change on a minute-by-minute basis due to traffic, collisions and …

Automotive Industry

Continents & Countries

Roads to Rome<p>There is a saying that all roads lead to Rome. We set out on 3.375.746 journeys to check if that was really true.<p>Section 1<p>At least for …

OpenStreetMap

The world's most dangerous travel destinations

Last month, after the terror attacks in Paris, the US government gave out a worldwide travel warning. It was received with confusion around the …

Figma Aims To Be A GitHub For Designers

Figma is an online collaborative tool for interface designers. In a few years, it could provide an open-source community for design.<p>For the past three years, Dylan Field and Evan Wallace have been developing what you might call a Google Doc for user interface designers. Figma, which launched last …

Peter Thiel
Writing

Where U.S. Metro Economies Are Growing or Shrinking

America's national GDP grew 2.3 percent in 2014, but not every city fared equally well.<p>America’s GDP grew 2.3 percent in 2014, according to a recent Bureau of Economic Analysis report. But each metro contributed differently, and a new map by cost-info website howmuch.net takes a look at each city’s …

Mapping Calories Burned Walking Around New York

A healthy alternative to waiting for the train.<p>One way to avoid both train delays <i>and</i> slow death by work desk is to walk everywhere. In New York, that’s fairly easy to do—and it’s good for you, too, as shown in this map of calories burned by walking between subway stations.<p>The map was created by …

Location Analysis in IoT and Big Data Telematics

<b></b>You cannot go to a technology conference these days without hearing about the Internet of Things (IoT). The consensus is that sensors and information …

Autonomous Cars

Animated map shows the spread of ISIS through Iraq and Syria

The Islamic State has grabbed the world's attention by pushing through Iraq and war-torn Syria using barbaric tactics. Here's how they did it, and what's being done to stop them.<p><i>Produced by Alex Kuzoian and Lamar Salter. Narrated by Graham Flanagan.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Facebook

Islamic State (ISIS)

Clever 3-D Maps Help Subway Riders Plan Their Escape

Navigating New York City’s labyrinthine subway stations is no easy feat. Some stations are spread over multiple city blocks, entrances are closed or open depending on the time of day, and boarding certain cars might put you on the opposite end of your transfer (though some guerrilla signage …

New York City

This Map Tracks the Satellites Whizzing Over Your House

Zoom out to watch them all orbit Earth at once.<p>Floating in space among the stars and planets are more than 2,250 satellites and “space junk” traveling at up to 18,000 miles an hour. Some are large enough to be seen with the naked eye—though you’d have to first figure out which ones are within your …

Test Your Knowledge of World Cities' Subway Systems With This Quiz

Much like their fun quiz from last month in which you had to identify cities around the world using sections of aerial shots, The Guardian's new quiz asks you to identify various major cities around the world using just unlabeled diagrams of the routes their metro systems take. Not to brag, but we …

Cities

This Map Shows Just How Long Travel Took 100 Years Ago

You might have battled queues, delays and cancellations while you travelled over the holiday weekend, but be grateful you’re travelling in 2015 when …

New map of Earth's groundwater to help estimate when it may run out - Science News - ABC News

Less than 6 per cent of ground water in the upper two kilometres of the Earth's landmass is renewable within a human lifetime, according to a new map …

U.S. Geological Survey

Mapping All of Los Angeles's Road Deaths Over Nearly a Decade

This attractive map tells a pretty sobering story—first posted at Metrocosm (Via Citylab), the interactive map shows every person who died in a vehicle crash from 2004 to 2013. the map uses information from the Department of Transportation's Fatality Analysis Reporting System and turns each death …

Los Angeles

First snow dates in the US. Colored dots indicate the date by which there’s a 50% chance at least 0.1” of snow will have accumulated, based on each location’s snowfall history from...

<b>First snow dates in the US.</b><p>Colored dots indicate the date by which there’s a 50% chance at least 0.1” of snow will have accumulated, based on each …

Melting Greenland

This map-centric piece from the New York Times is good. They keep refining the art of storytelling with a mix of mediums and are clearly a step above …

Greenland

New York City Is The Worst Place To Be During A Zombie Apocalypse

If (or, let's face it: when) your neighbors are all infected with the virus, you'd better pray to your lucky stars you don't live in New York City. On CareerBuilder's Zombie Apocalypse Index, a "totally necessary and 100 percent practical survey," New York is ranked as the worst city in which to …

New York City

Mapping London’s gangs: Scale of capital’s turf warfare shown by maps

<b>These Google Maps may look colourful but there’s a dark meaning behind them.</b><p>They apparently show the areas ruled by different gangs in London.<p>Crews …

This 46-gigapixel image is the biggest map of space ever made

Astronomers at Germany's Ruhr-Universitat Bochum have unveiled the largest space map ever compiled on Friday. The image is composited from some 268 individual shots captured over the past five years and spans a staggering 46 billion pixels. That's 855,000 by 54,000 pixels. "If you would want to …