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Beneath the crude statistic that the world is heading towards 70% urbanisation by 2050 lie regional differences in demographic, economic and environmental change. LSE Cities’ Urban Age programme takes a deeper look at the data<p>In 1950, the fishing village of Shenzhen in south-east China had 3,148 …

Geography

Half the World Lives on 1% of Its Land, Mapped

The people of Earth really love their cities.<p>In the simple map above lies a stark spatial imbalance: half the people in the world cram into just 1 percent of the Earth’s surface (in yellow), and the other half sprawl across the remaining 99 percent (in black).<p>Data viz extraordinaire Max Galka …

The Most Comprehensive Map of a City's Carbon Footprint Ever

By focusing on emissions from goods consumed in a city, Berkeley researchers paint a more accurate picture.<p>The nations of the world committed to slashing carbon emissions at the COP21 summit in Paris last month, and now cities and communities must figure out how to actually do that. In order to …

Sustainability

Diverse map collection highlights fascinating information about Dutch capital, from areas attacked in second world war to development of its canals<p>Maps of cities are great. By visualising information about a place you can see geographical patterns that can yield dozens of insights.<p>The city of …

Maps

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 …

Geography

Mind the Map, a new collection of artwork published by Gestalten, shows the skill, humour and care involved in map design, including one depicting New York’s smells, and a meticulously hand-painted ski map

Maps

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G E N E R I C<p>Assemblage / Collage, "PULSE" Map of my Heart<p>See more<p>In LR collage The Map To My Heart DIY art project. Can't wait to make!<p>See …

Watch As The World’s Biggest Cities Explode In Size Over The Last 200 Years

The new Atlas of Urban Expansion maps out the past so cities can prepare for the future.<p>By 2050, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities. That means already overcrowded cities will have to squeeze in an extra 2.7 billion people. For many cities in the developing world, that will …

This Map Shows You The Coldest Day Of The Year Across The US

Hope everyone enjoyed some sun and heat outdoors over the past few days because as of today many of us are probably not going to feel warmth like that again for some time.<p>Here's a map from the National Climatic Data Center that shows you exactly when it's most likely be the coldest outside this …

This Crazy Map Imagines San Francisco After Climate Change

Sure, San Francisco is spread out, but did you ever think you’d need to take a boat from the Mission to the Presidio to visit Brit HQ in Union Square? You don’t need to worry about that yet, but it could be a possibility in the distant future.<p>Bay Area blog Burrito Justice enlisted the help of …

San Francisco

This Map Ranks the Hardest Places to Live in the US

If you're looking to move or travel, it's always a good idea to know about the area you're headed to. This map compares six major data points for …

10 Free Tools For Creating Your Own Maps

Maps are handy for a lot of reasons. Not only do they <b>help us navigate</b> through certain areas, they also enable us to <b>learn more about the world and</b> …

Infographics

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First images from SPOT 7 satellite within three days after launch

SPOT 6/SPOT 7 constellation in place now, designed for unparalleled high-resolution national coverage<p><b>Airbus Defence and Space has published the first</b> …

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Status San Francisco: Complete – Points of interest

This week, the data team finished adding buildings in San Francisco to OpenStreetMap. Since January, we have added or updated over 152,022 building …

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Cityscapes

Series of 8 limited edition silkscreen prints for first solo show *Cityscapes*, at Printa Gallery in Budapest, Hungary. The Budapest inspired prints …

This Exercise App Tracks Trends on How We Move In Different Cities

The developers of Human have complied user data into stunning visualizations that show how and where we get around.<p>An app designed to encourage exercise can also tell us a lot about the way different cities get from point A to B.<p>The app, called Human, runs in the background of your iPhone, …

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Spellbound by maps tracking hack attacks and cyber threats in real-time

If you’ve ever been entranced by maps showing data in real-time, such as a lightning strike map, then it’s likely a global map with “live” cyber …

Mapping the decreasing rate of childhood mortality across the world

<i>On Wednesday’s PBS NewsHour broadcast, Hari Sreenivasan travels to Guatemala with the Pulitzer Center’s Roger Thurow to Guatemala to find out why the</i> …

Qualitative vs. Sequential Color Scales : Elegant Figures : Blogs

Sticking to the flood theme, here’s a recent map from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers showing the predicted travel time for water in the Morganza …