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The Absolute Best National Parks

National Park Service<p>#59 Congaree National Park<p><b>Location:</b> South Carolina<b><br>Last Year’s Rank:</b> 59<p>Hike or paddle through this 22,200-acre park for stunning …

Doing the Caesar Shuffle in Rome

With just under two days in Rome, our Best of Europe in 21 Days tour needs to be very well designed. We do what I call the "Caesar Shuffle" upon arrival (Colosseum, Forum, Capitoline Hill, and Pantheon). We go together to Campo de' Fiori and disperse to find dinner on our own before embarking on …

Guide Books

How You Can Stay Free (or Super Cheap) on Your Next Trip

Planning a trip -- especially an international one -- is a difficult task when you're trying to find the best of everything at a reasonable price. For those of us on a strict budget (practically all of us), value becomes that much more important.<p>When you picture your dream trip, what do you see? Is …

The Collier Collection: Florida’s other magic kingdom

Imagine for a moment that the wonders of the Louvre or the Smithsonian were kept behind a permanent velvet rope, available for study only by professionals and scholars. Imagine if such a venue then threw open its doors.<p>After a 20-year period under lock and key, one of the world’s premier private …

Florida

Mapping the World with Art

<b>Karen @ Homeschool Girls</b> recommended Mapping the World with Art to us. Grace has a natural interest in geography and she expressed interest in doing …

Infographic: A Map Of Famous Places From Your Favorite TV Shows

What if the universe of television took over Washington D.C.? That’s the bizarre, but eminently alluring, premise of Dorothy’s latest print, the T.V. Map.<p>We tend to think of the shows we see on television as all taking place in their separate little universes, and for good reason. There is nothing …

Map of Pangaea with current international borders http://t.co/H5SB5xpG9k

Behold a Once-Lost Plan for a Central Park That Might Have Been

When the Board of Commissioners of Central Park decided it was time to build Central Park in 1857, they announced a design contest with a prize to …

Garden Design

What Happens When Everyone Makes Maps?

OpenStreetMap and other free, online tools have allowed anyone to become a cartographer.<p>On a spring Sunday in a Soho penthouse, ten people have gathered for a digital mapping "Edit-A-Thon." Potted plants grow to the ceiling and soft cork carpets the floor. At a long wooden table, an energetic woman …

Subjective Cartography

Maps

2012's Year in Maps

World Map Archive

Picture a map of the world. Chances are, your country of residence is overwhelmingly large. If perspective and place are linked, Benjamin Pollach's World Map Archive project is absolute proof. What started as a doodle on a napkin is now a full-fledged art project featuring first-try, …

Oh the Places You'll Go: 38,000 Historical Maps to Explore at New Online Library

The Digital Public Library of America announces the addition of a vast treasure trove of maps.<p>More than three decades ago, David Rumsey began building a map collection. By the mid-90s he had thousands and thousands of maps to call his own -- and his alone. He wanted to share them with the public.<p>He …

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• Entertainment Articles<br>• Lifestyle Articles<br>• Interior Design Ideas<br>• Photography Tips<br>• Gadget Reviews<br>• Automotive Articles<br>• Travel Stories<p>Related Links: …

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How Jewish Expulsions Are Related to Weather

Over at Wired, Samuel Arbesman writes about a very, very interesting exercise in data visualization. Detailing the history of Jewish expulsion in …

Conspiracies

The inarguable legitimacy-providing splendour of goats | Digital Humanities Specialist

Tomorrow I’ll be demoing my Stanford Spatial Drupal distribution for some Stanford folks and David Rumsey. The demo includes an unrectified map of …

Humanities

Can This Design Student Build An Open-Source Alternative To GPS?

The fledgling Open Positioning System uses seismic frequencies generated by factories, turbines, and power plants to triangulate your location.<p>Maps are power. Those who draw them control the public’s access to the world at a fundamental level–for example, in the 1500s, maps of the New World were …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Moor and Smith

<b>Bowen, Emanuel, 1720-1767.</b><br>“A New & Accurate Map of the North Pole, with all the Countries hitherto Discovered Situated near or adjacent to it as well …

North Pole

Ordering the Heavens: A Visual History of Mapping the Universe

The love of maps is a running theme here at <i>Brain Pickings</i>, from these 7 must-read books on creative cartography to, most recently, BBC’s fantastic documentary on important medieval maps. Humanity’s long history of visual sensemaking is as much a source of timeless inspiration as a living record of …

100 Diagrams That Changed the World

Since the dawn of recorded history, we’ve been using visual depictions to map the Earth, order the heavens, make sense of time, dissect the human body, organize the natural world, perform music, and even concretize abstract concepts like consciousness and love. <b>100 Diagrams That Changed the World</b></i> …

Neil Freeman’s Alternative Geography

Two Sundays ago, the artist and urban planner Neil Freeman stood in front of a vacant lot in Bushwick, Brooklyn, beneath the elevated J train and across the street from an apartment blasting Colombian <i>cumbia</i> music. “This is the geographic center of New York,” he said to me and five others shivering …

How Google Builds Its Maps—and What It Means for the Future of Everything

An exclusive look inside Ground Truth, the secretive program to build the world's best accurate maps<p>Behind every Google Map, there is a much more complex map that's the key to your queries but hidden from your view. The deep map contains the logic of places: their no-left-turns and freeway …