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Meet the cartographer mapping the size of your favorite video game

How Big Is The Map? answers a very basic question: How big is the map?<p>As video game technology has progressed, the games have gotten much, much …

Gaming Industry

Star Trek Map Of The Alpha & Beta Quadrants

<i>Found via reddit</i><p>The map above is Shakaar’s Alpha/Beta map v3.3; a fan-made creation showing the Alpha and Beta quadrants of the Star Trek …

Star Trek

How Are Geospatial Smartness and Digital Technologies Connected?

<i>Welcome to part three in</i> <i>our series</i> <i>on what it means to be “geospatially smart.” In our field, being “geospatially smart” sounds like it would be a</i> …

Distance Decay: How Far Are You Willing to Travel?

dirks LEGO world map

Discover the world – brick by brick!<p>(Ihr könnt diesen Artikel auch auf deutsch lesen.)<p>You can also read this article on mocpages!<p>after building my …

Beyond the GPS, Mapping Every Place, Everywhere

As a young reporter, I lived in Managua, Nicaragua. The city had been leveled by an earthquake in 1972 and never rebuilt. It was still a bit of a moonscape. It’s different now, but back then few streets had names and the houses had no addresses — not as we know them, anyway. If you needed to tell …

Human Rights

Radar survey offers new insights into Martian climate change

Scientists have used thousands of 2D radar scans to create 3D subsurface profiles of the Mars' poles.

Earth Science

The Fake Mountain Range That Appeared on Maps for a Century

The Mountains of Kong form a magnificent, impassable mountain range in West Africa. It's not real. But that didn't stop 19th-century writers from …

Travels With Elephants, Wolves, Ants, Terns, and Tireless Turtles

In a new book, a geographer and a designer use technology to track remarkable journeys. Their maps may change the way you think about animals.<p>Ten …

Wildlife

Is aerial imagery company in South Jordan the new Google Earth?

Courtesy of Nearmap<p>By | Posted Sep 25th, 2017 @ 3:15pm<p>SOUTH JORDAN — If you’ve ever searched your home on Google Earth, you’ll know what fun it is to …

“So you’ve decided to collect maps”: A beginners guide to cartophilia

The fact that you are reading a City Metric article about map collecting suggests that there’s a high probability that you already are a collector of …

Louvre Abu Dhabi replaces map that omitted Qatar

Louvre Abu Dhabi has replaced a map of the southern Arabian Gulf that omitted the Qatari peninsula.<p>The museum on Monday said the original inaccuracy …

Just How Bad Is Partisan Gerrymandering? Ask the Mapmakers

WASHINGTON — In a big partisan gerrymandering case that will come before the Supreme Court in March, lawyers and judges have already devoted thousands of words to the question of why some of Maryland’s eight congressional districts are so, ah, creatively drawn.<p>But the best answer by far comes from …

Government

From Paper to Digital and Back Again: A Map’s Journey

Hopefully by now everyone is convinced of the importance of paper maps as an essential component of your GIS toolbox. Our generation of GIS …

The Lost Art of Natural Navigation

Nowadays, all kinds of devices exist to help us find our way through the world. But before all that stuff, before even cartography, humankind …

Nature

Snapchat's Foray Into the Future of Maps

The app’s newest feature combines two major trends in modern cartography: mapping life in real time, and mapping subjective, emotional information.<p>There’s a lot going on in the world that you won’t find in the day’s headlines. The Mall of Qatar is hosting a pirate-themed stage show in its central …

Maps Show How Water Can Be a Precious Lifeline—or a Deadly Weapon

A new atlas by "guerrilla cartographers" explores the importance of water in everything from ancient mythology to modern warfare.<p>In the recent conflicts in Iraq and Syria, water has often been used as a weapon. When ISIS seized the Fallujah Barrage, a dam on the Euphrates River, in 2014, they …

The lie of the land: when map makers get it wrong – in pictures

The history of cartography is littered with mistakes, myths and mendacity. From the magnetic mountain at the north pole to Australia’s inland sea, Edward Brooke-Hitching charts five centuries of misrepresentative maps

Maps

Who needs GPS and Google? Minneapolis map publisher is 'master of cartography'

Sure, your phone is a great navigation tool.<p>But can it show you all of the dog-friendly breweries in the Twin Cities? The location, times and what’s …

Maps

Mapped: How climate change affects extreme weather around the world

In the early 2000s, a new field of climate science research emerged that began to explore the human fingerprint on extreme weather, such as floods, …

Climate Change

The Soviet Military Secretly Mapped the Entire World

These intricate, curious maps were supposed to be destroyed. The ones that remain reveal a fascinating portrait of how the U.S.S.R. monitored the world.<p>English retiree John Davies has been smitten with maps his whole life. “I was drawing maps of my house as a toddler,” he said. Though his career in …

Experts Restore Largest Known Early World Map, Complete With Unicorns, Lizard People, And Mermen

Experts have restored one of the largest known early maps of the world, and it's glorious, mythical creatures and all.<p>The hand-drawn map was created …

Google Earth

When You Should (and Shouldn’t) Share Your Location Using a Smartphone

SAN FRANCISCO — Last week after my motorcycle malfunctioned and crashed on the freeway, I wanted only two simple things from technology: to call 911 and to tell loved ones where I could be found.<p>Coincidentally, I had been testing location-sharing tools from Apple, Google, Facebook and Snapchat. So …

Apps

How Accurate is My Map?

Firstly - let's take a moment to appreciate the incredible capability of modern GPS. From 20,000km to 36,000km away, radio signals that are affected …

These Amazing Maps Show How Kids See Their Place in the World

Children from 38 countries submitted some impressive entries for a competition judged by the International Cartographic Association.<p>If you want to see the world through a child’s eyes, ask her to draw a map. Or you could spend some time with this collection of maps from the International …

Leveraging 3DEP Partnerships to Map Uncharted Lands

Alaska is known as the “last frontier” because of its rugged, remote landscape, but it’s also a last frontier of sorts for the GIS community. While …

Death of the Paper Map ‘Greatly Exaggerated’

There is no doubt we live in a digital world, and portable digital mapping is changing the way we use geography to solve problems. Before you send …

The problem with maps.

Mandatory Accompanying Playlist<p>The World<p>The world is round. Google says so. The problem is, spheres can be hard to get your head around… Imagine we …

Amazing City Maps That Look Like They're Made of Wood

A San Francisco mapmaker’s work appears so real you can smell the varnish.<p>Melody Cao is a freelance map designer in San Francisco; most of the work she does involves moving data and pixels around. But she also loves woodworking. Her new project has found a way to combine those interests: She …

Atlas for the End of the World

Précis<p>On May 20, 1570, Abraham Ortelius, book collector and engraver from Antwerp, published the <i>Theatrum Orbis Terrarum</i> (Epitome of the Theater of …