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The Chinese Century

Without fanfare—indeed, with some misgivings about its new status—China has just overtaken the United States as the world’s largest economy. This is, and should be, a wake-up call—but not the kind most Americans might imagine.<p>When the history of 2014 is written, it will take note of a large fact …

The Food Lab's Complete Guide to a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

<b>The key to a successful Thanksgiving is planning.</b> Know what needs to get done, when it needs to be done, and how much manpower and time it's going to take you. There's no better way to derail a calm evening than by scrambling at the last minute to make sure your turkey is cooked through, the gravy …

Google Night Walk

Earthquake ShakeMap design – Points of interest

We now support compositing vector tiles — allowing me to style different data sources at once as if the base map and earthquake data were all coming …

Historical Growth of Los Angeles

New Maps Reveal Mars Mystery

Where did the water on Mars come from, and where did it go? This plot (sort of) formed the basis of one of the best Doctor Who episodes of the modern era, but in all seriousness, it is also driving scientists to examine the Red Planet over and over again.<p>This means revisiting older information with …

What Does Your City Look Like From Space?

A new website lets you check out photos taken by astronauts of specific spots on Earth.<p>Who isn’t moved by images of the Earth at night?<p>In the contrast it shows between nature and settlement—in the civilizational network it reveals—it gestures at the mystery of human society. These composites are …

Putting Gaza in Focus—From Space

An astronaut aboard the ISS takes a photograph capturing the violence raging on one part of Earth.<p>Astronauts, when they first see the Earth from space, tend to share a complicated but common reaction: a sense of wonder. Mixed with a sense of peace. Mixed with a sense of appreciation of all that we …

Visualizing Los Angeles's Crappiest and Best Streets

On the heels of an audit that broke down just how much of a mess LA's streets on a city-wide scale, a tipster drew our attention to this map from the <b>Bureau of Street Services</b>. The goal of the BSS is to have all streets holding steady at a B average, but their own overviews say that overall, <b>it's</b> …

Take This Interactive 3-D Hike Up Mount Everest If You Must, But Please Be Careful

At 30,000 feet, Everest is the world’s highest mountain. It’s also one of the deadliest. Over 200 people have died trying to climb it over the years, …

Mountaineering

The London Evolution Animation

Use This Trick To See A Map Of Everywhere Google Knows You've Been

Luckily, there's an easy way to see exactly what Google knows about where you've been, and you can even see a map of past locations you have visited.<p>This all depends on whether you have enabled two settings tied to your Google account: location reporting and location history. Of course Google lets …

Apps

New 3D Maps Show How Comets Work in Incredible Detail

This level of detail is almost unheard of when it comes to studying comets.<p>Comets are so much more than those cool, slowly melting balls of dirty ice and snow that trace wildly elliptical orbits through our solar system.<p>A recent study from a NASA-led team of scientists has created detailed 3-D maps …

High Performance Map Interactions using HTML5 Canvas

Last week, you may have noticed that we released a facelift for our interactive maps. Our Deal Score markers have finally been brought up to 2014 …

Timelapse Map Shows Oil And Gas Rigs Moving Across 'Saudi America' As Stunning Drilling Boom Continues

We recently showed you a stunning animated map from DrillingInfo.com's Kevin Thuot showing the evolution of the last 14 years of fracking in the U.S.<p>Now Thuot has put together a new incredible GIF showing how oil and gas drilling rigs are moving across states, and the country, in 2014 to the most …

Oil

33 maps that will show you the world in new ways

EVEN IN THE AGE OF THE INFOGRAPHIC, maps are still the undisputed champion of conveying information visually. True, many maps — including some of the …

Samsung licenses HERE maps, still trying to escape the Google ecosystem

Samsung finally has a backup plan for the most important app in Google's arsenal.<p>Samsung and Nokia have signed an agreement to bring Nokia's HERE …

CartoDB takes $8M in funding to build platform for “thousands” of niche mapping apps

Interactive map maker CartoDB has had a high profile of late, creating interesting visualizations of geospatial data for Twitter (showing the spread …

Draining California

Smartphones and the Uncertain Future of 'Spatial Thinking'

Navigation apps are transforming the way we experience urban environments, for better and for worse.<p>Like most New Yorkers, I spend an inordinate amount of time in transit. I have an unlimited Metrocard and a Citi Bike key, two bicycles and a motorcycle, and a dozen pairs of shoes. Proper wayfinding …

Spotted on York and 50th in Highland Park

RT @HistoryNeedsYou: C16th map of Tabriz, Iran, made by the great Ottoman cartographer Matrakçı Nasuh. #history http://t.co/mEuAQFjRnQ

Every City Is the Death Star With This 'Space Station' Map Skin

One woman's tribute to her favorite post-apocalyptic, science-fiction worlds.<p>Tired of being trapped on this spinning rock? Then strap on your make-believe helmet and blast off to Space Station Earth, a futuristic digital map skin that makes it seem like you're exploring George Lucas' famed …

Canadians get a good laugh at Apple's mixed-up map

Apple's delivery map for the new iPhone put several Canadian cities in the wrong place, and contained a misspelling. (<b>Editor's note:</b> This interactive may not be working properly for you, if so bear with us and check back later.)

Official Release!

Your efforts have made possible the official release of the Elevation Analysis Geoprocessing Services – Watershed, Trace Downstream, Profile, …

Behold Big Sky, Montana's Ski Trail Map from 1976

With <b>5,800</b> skiable acres and a <b>4,350</b> foot vertical drop, Big Sky Resort is one of the biggest ski areas in North America. And while in recent years Big Sky has expanded by merging with Moonlight Basin, this powder oasis wasn't always <i>quite</i> so big. The lifts first started turning in <b>1973</b> and industry …

This Artist Turns City Smells into Maps

In many ways, city life is hard to beat. The museums, the great coffee, the endless brunch options… One definite downside of residing in the concrete jungle? The smells. Whether it’s a stinky trash can or rubbing shoulders on the bus with with the dude who hasn’t showered since 1970, we’re guessing …

New York City

Know What Countries Guarantee Drinkable Tap Water with This Graphic

You need drinking water no matter where you go, but not all parts of the world can always guarantee clean, safe tap water. This handy guide shows you …