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

This 3-D simulation of a hike up Mt. Everest will make you wish you were there, while also making you really grateful you probably never will be.<p>Technology is the exact opposite of nature, and yet it can bring us closer to parts of nature we might not have experienced otherwise–Mount Everest, for …

Mountaineering

9 Chic Ways To Decorate With Maps

Geography-inspired decor can be sophisticated, nostalgic, or just fun. Incorporate a map (or two!) to declare your passion for globe trotting<p>Geography-inspired decor can be sophisticated, nostalgic, or just fun. Incorporate a map (or two!) to declare your passion for globe trotting

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 …

Maps

New Maps Show Where Birds Will Fly as Earth’s Climate Changes

Author: Nick Stockton. Nick Stockton Science<p>Date of Publication: 09.09.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Climate change is going to leave a lot …

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 …

Map: What Europe Would Look Like If All the Separatist Movements Got Their Way

The Scottish independence movement will embolden other active separatist groups in Europe to win their freedom, whether or not Scotland votes to …

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

Map some noise: how your smartphone can help tackle city sound pollution

The NoiseTube app uses the GPS and microphone in your smartphone to gather data and create collaborative noise maps which can be far more detailed than official versions<p>Noise pollution in cities is causing our health to suffer: according to the World Health Organisation, one in five Europeans is …

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 …

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 …

Catching Up with Time

<b>Mapping time has perhaps never been as well supported</b><p>There’s a perception that GIS and cartography have always struggled to adequately deal with and …

If every U.S. state had the same population, what would the map of America look like.

Every state has one governor and two senators, but, in almost every other way, each state’s human geography is different, often wildly so. New Jersey …

Ebola in Africa: the end of a tragedy?

<i>UPDATE: Just one day on from the publication of this article, the World Health Organisation has confirmed a new case of Ebola as the cause of a death</i> …

History of the Ottoman Empire: Ottoman Map of the United States in 1803.

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Here's How Your Brain Gets You Around Town

A mix of imagination and memories of the physical shape of your surroundings helps orient you when you're lost.<p>Perhaps you know what it's like to be a <i>flâneur</i>. Without a goal or destination in mind, you walk easily for miles past your familiar city zone, not entirely sure which way you'll return.<p>But …

New seafloor map reveals thousands of seamounts

A new global map of the ocean, made with satellite data, reveals thousands of previously uncharted seamounts.<p>Vast unexplored areas of the ocean have …

Seafloor

Feast Your Eyes on This Beautiful Linguistic Family Tree

When linguists talk about the historical relationship between languages, they use a tree metaphor. An ancient source (say, Indo-European) has various …

An updated map: The devastating toll of the anti-vaccination movement

Marking Friday as World<p>PolioDay, the Council on Foreign Relations has released an updated map showing the global prevalence of vaccine-preventable diseases. The map was first released in 2011. We commend Laurie Garrett of the CFR for her work pulling together the data, which covers 2008 through …

Public Health

The Cartographer Who’s Transforming Map Design

Author: Greg Miller. Greg Miller Science<p>Date of Publication: 10.20.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>PITTSBURGH—Cindy Brewer seemed to attract …

Lost At The Museum? This Ingenious 3-D Map Makes Navigation A Cinch

Navigating 2-D floorplans might be the most annoying part of visiting museums. The 3-D Paper Pathfinder makes finding galleries easy.<p>Most major museums are a nightmare to navigate, and typically all you get to help you find your way is a flat map covered in tiny print and confusing numbered …

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 …

Smart Cities

For A Brief Moment, There Was A Cat In Google Maps

Some prankster drew a suspiciously cat-like path in Google Maps in Auckland, New Zealand. Sadly, the mythical cat trail didn’t last.<p>Cats are taking over cartography. Somehow, a rogue Google Maps contributor managed to design a (purely aspirational) hiking trail near Hobson Bay in Auckland, New …

Cosmigraphics: Picturing Space Through Time in 4,000 Years of Mapping the Universe

Long before Galileo pioneered the telescope, antagonizing the church and unleashing a “hummingbird effect” of innovation, humanity had been busy cataloging the heavens through millennia of imaginative speculative maps of the cosmos. We have always sought to make visible the invisible forces we long …

Smart Strategies for Managing Lidar Data

Comparing Historical Maps

<b>1. Focus on changes in students’ community over time.</b><p>Have a whole-class discussion about how land use has changed in students’ community over time. Ask:<p><i>What has changed in our community in the last five years?</i> (Encourage thinking about new roads, shopping or business areas, housing developments, …

New England

Hundreds Of Previously Unpublished Photos From Picasso’s Personal Life Released

The artist’s grandson has unveiled a trove of images and home movies that give an intimate look at Picasso’s life and loves.<p>Almost 40 years after his death, a trove of photographs from Pablo Picasso’s personal archives has just been unveiled by the artist’s grandson, Bernard Ruiz-Picasso. They …

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Causwell's Tenkara Fly Fishing Rod

The relaxation and meditative merits of fly fishing have long been held high by many an enlightened outdoorsman. Of course the goal is landing a big one worthy of a fish tale at the end of the day, but for most the joy lies in the chase. Gearing up for the sport, however, is not always a carefree …

Fishing

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