Maps

An astrophysicist used NASA data to make an insanely detailed map of US racial diversity

Tomasz Stepinski used to be focused on Mars, mapping its craters algorithmically. Now the astrophysicist and mathematician is into his home planet, Earth. His latest project is an incredibly detailed map of the US that shows shifting racial diversity down to the neighborhood.<p>The free map tracks …

Sociology

Here's What Trump's Wall Would Look Like If It Was Built In Australia

It's a big wall. The biggest wall. An immaculate, beautiful wall. Sad!<p>Posted on April 27, 2017, 07:27 GMT<p>Ever since Donald Trump decided to step into politics he's been talking about this big, beautiful wall he's gonna build between Mexico and the US.<p>Nicholas Kamm / AFP / Getty Images<p>Throughout his …

Donald Trump

Five new things you can do with Google Earth

Earlier this week, Google unveiled a new version of Google Earth, an app that was considered amazing when it launched in 2001 but hadn’t really …

Google Earth

EU Deletes UK from Official Map – Two Years Before Brexit

This could be the first official map produced by the European Union to exclude the UK. But it is also an inaccurate one: the UK is still a member …

Brexit

Disturbing 'war map' plots the spread of bloody conflicts and deaths across the globe

The map is part of a project by humanitarian news agency IRIN to highlight underreported wars around the world<p>Red dots on the interactive map …

War

Explore NYC's history with this amazing new interactive map database

It's hard to overstate the degree at which New York has evolved since its founding. The city's rich history is visible through the hundreds of …

New York City

This interactive map uses machine learning to arrange visually similar fonts

Typography enthusiasts likely already know how to identify fonts by name, but it’s always useful to explore visually similar fonts when you feel like changing up your options. Design consultant firm IDEO’s Font Map helps you do exactly that, with an interactive tool that lets you browse through …

Machine Learning

Google Maps for Android gets a redesigned home screen in India

Google Maps is the latest service to receive an India-specific update this week following Translate, Gboard, and Chrome. The Android app features a new home screen that loads faster and features new shortcuts for quick navigation.<p>Compared to the current design, this home screen is less information …

Google

Stunning New Atlas Shows the Polar Seafloor Like We’ve Never Seen It

An unprecedented collaboration involving 20 countries, 75 institutions, and over 250 marine geologists has yielded a new atlas that’s providing our …

Seafloor

Remember where you parked with Google Maps

Some say it’s about the journey, not the destination—but we think it’s about a little of both. Now, Google Maps for Android and iOS will not only …

Extreme Sea Level Rise and the Stakes for America

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Climate Change

This Handy ‘Stress Map’ Helps Cyclists Avoid Scary Streets—and Demand Change

Cycling always <i>sounds</i> like a good idea. It improves your health (decreasing the likelihood of cancer or cardiovascular disease) and the planet’s. It …

Urban Design

This interactive map shows where people with hepatitis C live in the US — and it points to some distressing trends

While treatments are available to cure people of hepatitis C, there are roughly 3.9 million people with past or current infections.<p>HepVu, a new project run by Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the pharmaceutical …

Public Health

The Quest To Build A Google Maps For Old New York

The New York Public Library used thousands of old maps to build what it calls “a digital time-travel service.”<p>In the 1870s and 1880s—long before its decline into dereliction in the 1960s—Coney Island was a rare example of a hybrid amusement park and fancy resort town. Developers put in luxury …

New York Public Library

US murders concentrated in 5 percent of counties

The majority of murders in the U.S. occur in only a small percentage of counties across the country.<p>The Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) said in a new report that there is a “geographical concentration” of murders, with 68 percent of killings occurring in just 5 percent of the nation’s …

Sociology

Take a virtual tour of NYC's historic LGBTQ sites with this interactive map

A new interactive map is "making an invisible history visible" by letting users uncover the LGBTQ community's impact on New York City.<p>The map, launched by the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project in late March, highlights queer contributions and culture throughout the last 200 years. With the map, users …

LGBTQ

Google Maps Now Remembers Where You Parked

Among other new features, Google Maps just made it easier for people to remember where they parked their cars. “The new feature for forgetful people …

Google Maps

Where are most of the immigrants in the US coming from?

IN 2015, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) created a map based on data from the Department of Homeland Security showing the countries that supply …

Immigration

Google updates its iOS and Android app with Save Your Parking feature

Google Maps

The US States With The Most (and Least) Number of Registered Architects

As architects around the country gather for the 2017 AIA Convention in Orlando, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) has …

New Google Maps Update Will Show Forgetful People Where They Parked Their Car

There is nothing more intimidating than a crowded Target parking lot.<p>Moms in minivans show no mercy, and “the young people” (my grandmother’s famous …

Google Maps

Who Has the Right to Move?: On “It is obvious from the map”

<i>It is obvious from the map</i> (REDCAT, March 25, 2017 to June 4, 2017)¤IN <i>THE ORIGINS OF TOTALITARIANISM</i>, Hannah Arendt highlighted the phenomenon of the …

Refugees

Mapping Global Pollution And Natural Disasters Through AI And News Images

One of the things that has intrigued me the most about deep learning image cataloging algorithms is their ability to watch the world go by at scale each day through the incredible volume of news and social media images that are generated from every corner of the world and essentially generate a …

Pollution

Here’s how you can predict the weather during your next vacation

Summer is just around the corner. And that means, if you’re lucky, you may be considering some summer travel. But no matter when or where your …

GIS

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Google Maps

Hallelujah! Google Maps' life-saving parking feature is now on Android and iOS

Those 'someone's nicked my car' days are over.<p>There's nothing quite like the feeling of returning to a car park only to realise you have no idea …

Google Maps

Google Maps adds parking reminders on Apple's iPhone

Taking a cue from Apple Maps, Google has updated its own Maps app for the iPhone with support for parking reminders, including both manual and …

OS X

Rush hour Tube delays on the Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines

There are severe delays on several Tube lines this morning, due to a signal failure at King's Cross station earlier today.<p>The Circle, Hammersmith & …

London Public Transport

The Battle for Toronto: Who will be King in the North?

May 12th-14th. Mark those dates on your calendars. The last four giants of CSL 2017 Counter-Strike. We will see hopes and dreams, tears of joy and …

Sports

Overwatch Getting Three New Maps in 2017

Overwatch Getting Three New Maps in 2017<p>/ April 25, 2017 at 5:25 PM / Gaming, Gaming News<p><i>Overwatch</i> game director Jeff Kaplan has said that the team …

Overwatch