Digital Cartography

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Introducing private maps and data encryption

Maps can now be locked and set to private, giving you total control over who is looking at your data. No one can see your private maps without your …

Encryption

Apple Maps Is Finally Fixing Its Most Ridiculous Direction Fail

Well, in some cities anyway.<p>Fast Company is reporting that Apple Maps is currently fixing its algorithm so people who are looking for abortion information won't be instead sent to adoption centers.<p>Fast Company says they first received the tip that this was happening via a nonprofit called Sea …

Adoption

ArcGIS Earth

Maps for Everyone on Earth<p>Download for Free ↓<p>Explore any part of the world with ArcGIS Earth. Work with a variety of 3D and 2D map data formats … …

Cool cartography: the art of mapmaking

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

Points of interest

Designing the Swiss Ski style in Mapbox Studio<p>Swiss maps have long been praised for their accuracy, quality, and beauty. Since 1938 the …

These Are Our Favorite Earth Images of 2015

With astronauts becoming bonafide Instagram celebrities and new high-tech satellites blasting into orbit, it was a tremendous year for planetary …

Scott Kelly

This is the most detailed map of the ocean floor to date

It is estimated that only 5-15 percent of the ocean floor has been mapped through sonar technology. Since sonar can only reveal the detailed ridges …

The CIA's EarthViewer was basically the original Google Earth

Before we used Google Earth and Google Maps to find our way, the CIA used similar tools for spy missions in Iraq.<p>The earliest version of the CIA's satellite imagery software, called EarthViewer, was actually invented at the turn of the millennium. Starting in the early 2000s, the CIA used it to …

Maps

Seafloor Features Are Revealed by the Gravity Field : Image of the Day

acquired 2014 download large image (1 MB, PNG, 1284x667)<p>It has been said that we have more complete maps of the surface of Mars or the Moon than we …

In the midst of war, where's the water? Syrians use digital map to find out

Frequent shelling disrupts the water supply in Aleppo but residents are locating safe sources with the help of an app updated by the Red Cross<p>There has been little respite in recent years for Aleppo, Syria’s former commercial capital. The city is in dire straits, caught in the fighting between the …

Syria

Folium

Python Data. Leaflet.js Maps.<p>Folium builds on the data wrangling strengths of the Python ecosystem and the mapping strengths of the Leaflet.js …

This year, these maps made us see the world differently

I love maps. I love watching how maps change with our changing priorities. During election cycles, they’re all about shades of political affiliation. …

38 Ski Resorts Now On Google Maps

For the past several seasons, a host of app makers have been begging skiers and snowboarders to look at their phones more while they're on the hill. Whether for measuring total vert, fastest speed, meeting up with friends, or even 3D trailmaps, it's only now that Google is stepping into the mix by …

Skiing

This Data Scientist Made a Map of Every Single US Traffic Death In the Last Decade

Statistics about traffic fatalities don’t always have the power to shock most people. Huge numbers–like 373,377, the number of people who died in …

Maps

learn from the masters – Points of Interest

<i>Update: Visit</i> <i>www.mapbox.com/tableau</i> <i>for details on our Tableau maps integration.</i><p>Want to learn more about using Mapbox in Tableau? This Thursday’s …

Custom mobile maps with Mapbox Studio + Twitter Fabric

Starting today, our iOS and Android SDKs are available on Twitter Fabric. Fabric is a free, modular development platform that streamlines the process …

Animated map shows how the world's first written languages spread

The introduction of writing systems changed the world. It allowed humans to physically express thoughts and language, as well as record events for …

A rare map of the most complex conflict on Earth

The war in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo was one of the most complex conflicts on Earth, even before the defeat of the M23 rebel movement, perhaps the conflict's most powerful combatant, in late 2013.<p>Although there are more than 1.6 million people displaced, along with frequent …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

See the US Welcome Millions of Immigrants Over 150 Years In this Interactive Map

Perhaps the best way to prove that the US is indeed a country of immigrants is to watch the data speak for itself in this beautiful interactive …

Maps

NASA satellite images: Which are the most polluted countries in the world?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The United States and Europe are among the world's largest emitters of nitrogen dioxide -- but both have also shown the most dramatic reductions in these emissions between 2005 and 2014, according to new global NASA satellite maps.<p>Nitrogen dioxide is a yellow-brown gas that is a common …

Pollution

Google Maps for iPhone Just Got Way Better

It's also easier to find the cheapest gas nearby.<p>Google just updated its Maps app on the iPhone and iPad with a host of powerful new features.<p>There's …

Google

Linguists Determine the Best Way to Give Directions

Giving directions often involves landmarks. “Turn left at the clock tower,” “head straight until you reach the bridge,” “look for Waldo under the …

Psychology

40 maps that explain the Middle East

40 maps that explain<br>the Middle East<p>40 maps that explain the Middle East<p>by Max Fisher on March 26, 2015<p>Maps can be a powerful tool for understanding the world, particularly the Middle East, a place in many ways shaped by changing political borders and demographics. Here are 40 maps crucial for …

Geopolitics

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 …

Pollution

They Don't Make Maps Like this Anymore

Cartography nerds, get excited.<p>Since the human invention of territorial borders there has been a fascination with maps. Maps have defined the way we understand the world, outlining the geographical -- and often political -- delineations of humanity.<p>"Worlds Revealed," a new Library of Congress blog …

Maps

Mapping Climate Change: Ways to Envision What's Happened Already, and What Is to Come

The maps are actually most impressive in their full native setting, which you can find by clicking here. The interactive, embedded version below will give you an idea of what else you can find.<p>As a start for navigation, you use the large arrow keys at the bottom of the maps to go forward and …

Climate

GIFs Reveal 25 Years Of Glacier Flow In One Second

You probably associate GIFs with Reddit and obscure pop culture references. However, this hilarious and mesmerizing medium is now being used by …

Introducing the Mapbox Studio gallery

Our new Mapbox Studio gallery showcases the very best of map design for web and mobile!Did you design a map or build an app with Mapbox Studio that …

Mobile

Discovering the World Through GIS

Wednesday, November 15, 2017<p>Discovering the World Through GIS<p>GIS Day provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems …