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Apple Maps Might Steal Google Maps' Biggest Advantage

Apple is continuing to collect street data across the globe, possibly ahead of launching its own “street view” mode for its Apple Maps platform. As …

India rejects rollout of Google's Street View service

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India said on Tuesday it rejected a proposal from Google to roll out its Street View service, which shows panoramic images of roads and other sites.<p>Junior home minister Hansraj Ahir did not give a reason for the decision - though Indian media reported in October that the …

India

Explore The Eerie Emptiness Of China's Most Infamous Ghost Cities With This Interactive Map

China’s ghost cities came to the world’s attention in 2009 when Al Jazeera and Time Magazine published reports about Ordos Kangbashi, an entire new city district in Inner Mongolia that was predominately devoid of a population. Since then, an seemingly endless string of news stories, academic …

Striking New Maps Show the Beauty of Earth's Shadows

We are visual beings: Our perception of the world is intrinsically tied to our ability to perceive light. But what about the places where light …

Mini Metros: Minimalist Worldwide Transit Maps by Peter Dovak | Colossal

<p>Mini Metros is an ongoing series of worldwide public transit maps that have been “shrunken and simplified” into tiny diagrams by D.C.-based designer …

Enter eternal rest with the map of death euphemisms

The grim finality of death tends to make the living look for ways to cushion the blow, as if saying dad “returned to the arms of his Loving Savior” …

A GIS Alternative in My Maps

Location data collection and display functionality available through the Google product “My Maps,” from an original presentation.<p>Intended primarily …

Maps

Every Country’s Most Popular Tourist Attraction

There are two types of travelers: those who want to hit up the most popular tourist attractions of their intended destination, and those who would …

These may be the prettiest maps you'll ever see

Cartographer Robert Szucs uses GIS skills to turn river basin maps into colorful, detailed works of art.<p>When we caught up with Hungarian cartographer …

Google Maps v9.43 beta adds a shortcut to contributions and changes a couple notification settings, prepares to offer recommendations from the menu and more [APK Teardown + Download]

Article Contents<p>There's an update for Google Maps v9.43 rolling out to beta testers. This one isn't loaded with changes, but there are a few things …

Google

This wonderful interactive map lets you explore radio stations around the world

Imagine a spinning globe showing the location of thousands of radio stations, each one accessible via a simple click on its representative green …

iPhone Apps

This interactive map shows why renewables and natural gas are taking over the US

This one’s for the energy nerds out there. The University of Texas Austin’s Energy Institute has put out an incredibly useful interactive map showing what types of power plants are cheapest to build in every county in the continental United States. (No, really, it’s fascinating.)<p>Playing around with …

Energy

Can Geotagging Instagram Posts in Singapore Make Them Go Viral?

In this social media-saturated age, who wouldn't want the master set of keys to making something "go viral"? Like, what are the exact factors that make an Instagram post about a cute dog go from average to blowing up? Well, some people who have achieved Instagram super fame seem to think that …

[Pretty cool] ViewRanger lets you see and navigate your outdoor maps in Augmented Reality with Skyline

ViewRanger is popular among outdoorsy people for its hiking trails and off-road topographical maps from different sources and known publishers. The …

Maps

Apple Maps adds EV charging station data from ChargePoint

Just in time for that cross-country holiday trip, Apple’s bringing some key electric vehicle charging info to its ecosystem, courtesy of ChargePoint. The partnership brings location info for 30,000 charging stations, which will pop up in Maps as badges, along with available pricing and hours of …

Saxton’s Proof Map of Wales, 1580

Saxton’s Proof Map of Wales, 1580.

Why Making Accurate World Maps Is Mathematically Impossible

Jorge Luis Borges once wrote of an empire wherein "the Art of Cartography attained such Perfection that the map of a single Province occupied the …

The most Googled products and services for sale in every country, in one map

In popular culture, certain countries are stereotypically associated with certain products — beer in Germany, carpets in Turkey, electronics in Japan.<p>…

South Korea

Google's New Trusted Contacts Shares Your Location with Loved Ones In Real Time

Google’s new “Trusted Contacts” app and service makes sure your loved ones always know where you are or can find out where you are if there’s an …

Pornhub settles the age-old question: Do Americans prefer boobs or butts?

Pornhub holds up a mirror to society. The massively popular porn site shows us what we’re truly thinking about when the curtains are drawn and …

Apple Maps Gets Born Again With a Little Help From Above

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) launched its Maps app in 2012 to replace Google Maps but the its homegrown map turned out to be massive flop. The Maps app …

Maps

All maps are wrong. I cut open a globe to show why.

Maps are flat representations of our spherical planet. I cut open a plastic globe to understand just what it takes to turn a sphere into something flat:<p>My struggle to make a flat map out of the plastic globe is indicative of a challenge mapmakers have faced for centuries: It is mathematically …

Apple Has a Secret Weapon in Its Battle With Google Maps

Apple is hoping drones can help the company compete more effectively against Google Maps, according to a new report.<p>The tech giant is building a team …

The New Atlas of Design Is Full of Stylish Maps Worth Framing Photos

The <i>Atlas of Design</i> is far from a traditional book of maps. Covering every corner of the globe (plus Mars and a few imaginary destinations), the soon-to-be-released Volume 3 features nearly 100 pages of exciting and unusual cartography. Contributors to the volume, which is published by the North …

Google Earth's Latest Update Is Mesmerizing

Watch cities pop up out of nowhere.<p>You may never get the privilege of seeing the Earth from space, but satellite imagery is the next best thing. Thanks to the latest update to Google Earth, you can see something that no astronaut could ever see from the void: the Earth from space as it flips from …

What’s Your Country Best in the World At?

Every country is the best at something; even if it’s a bad thing, like murder, child marriages or spam email.<p>The aptly-named <i>Information is Beautiful</i> …

Google announces massive update to Google Earth Timelapse, including four new layers of imagery

Google Earth has probably seen its usage fall pretty severely in the last couple of years - everyone I know who still uses or talks about it is of …

Google Earth

These 19 Declassified CIA Maps Are Just Fantastic

A comprehensive history of the late 20th century—with maps.<p>Earlier this month, the CIA declassified dozens of maps spanning more than 70 years. These are just a few of the highlights. Be sure to check out all of them over at the CIA's Flickr account.

George W. Bush

The Happiest Place On Earth: A World Map Of Every Country's Tourism Slogan

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Watch the Earth transform in front of your eyes in these incredible Google Timelapses

Google Timelapse – the interactive map that lets you explore how the planet has changed over the last 33 years – just got its biggest overhaul …