Maps

This Map of America's "Most Popular" Fast Food Chains Makes No Sense

Texans love In-N-Out? Californians love Raising Cane's? Uh, what's going on here?<p>On Thursday, Business Insider published the results of a study it had conducted with Foursquare with the stated intention of revealing America's most popular fast food chains, state by state. Surveys of this sort are …

Restaurants

US Army “Maps are Weapons”, 1942.

US Army “Maps are Weapons”, 1942.

U.S. Army

Ancient stone gates spied on Google Earth have experts confused

Researchers have found hundreds of mysterious stone ‘gates’ scattered throughout the Saudi Arabian desert, a discovery made possible in part thanks …

Google Earth

Australian archaeologist chronicles mysterious stone 'gates' in Saudi Arabia’s desert

Australian archaeologists using Google Earth have unlocked the gates to ancient mysteries around the world.<p>For years, amateur and professional …

Archaeology

At the BPL, maps of things otherwise unseen

Generally, maps take things we can see — a road, a beach, a flight path — and help us view them in different, more graspable ways.<p>“Beneath Our Feet: …

Boston

How Is Digital Mapping Changing The Way We Visualize Racism and Segregation?

How are mapping projects changing the way that we understand our history of racism, segregation and prejudice in America? A number of digital projects are now using GIS (geographic information systems) in order to highlight these issues using the familiar interface of the map.<p>In order to explore …

Education

Google’s new solar system maps take you out of this world

You’ve probably used Google Maps to preview vacation destinations on this planet, but the newest locales added take you on an out-of-this-world …

Google Maps

Visit Our Solar System’s Celestial Bodies with Google Maps

No one can deny Google Maps is a great resource, but it does have one major limitation — it’s only useful for this planet. Sure, we love getting …

Science

Enhance Your GIS Skills With Free GIS Education & Learning Over Coffee - GEO Jobe

For many of us, there’s a 10-20 minute block each and every day, typically around 10 or 10:30 AM when we grab a cup, kick back for a few minutes and …

Learning

How the internet of sound eliminates billions of IoT sensors

The Internet of Thing’s dirty little secret is the cost of deployment. For example, adding a low-cost motion sensor and radio to a traffic light to …

Internet of Things

WhatsApp maps out a course of action

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>WhatsApp released a Live Location, a feature lets users share their location in real time with select friends and groups.<p>Live Locations is only available for users for …

Google Maps

49ers-Washington getting regional broadcast

The San Francisco 49ers are back home in Week 7 for what will be one of their more high profile games of the season. The 49ers host the Dallas …

Google Maps pulls cupcake calorie-counting feature after backlash

A new Google feature that may have seemed sweet quickly turned sour.<p>Google Maps recently tested a feature that showed users how many calories they could burn if they walked a route instead of driving it. To illustrate those calories, the app said how many mini-cupcakes a person would burn during …

Google Maps

This interactive Census map reveals incredibly detailed local data

An online tool that allows the public to map hundreds of types of data at the local level has been launched today.<p>Maynooth University’s All-Island …

News (Ireland)

Check out this map of New England cities bidding for Amazon

With bids due Thursday, The Boston Globe reports there are at least 23 New England cities — with some cities banding together on combined proposals — …

Boston

The Renaissance-era map that introduced Canada to the world

Let Paolo Forlani’s legacy be a lesson to modern-day artisans: if you want your work to have a lasting impact, large-scale distribution trumps …

Google's new cases for its Pixel 2 phone put Apple's iPhone cases to shame

Here are the new fabric cases for Pixel 2 phones. I've been using the black version -- called carbon -- for about a week, and I'm a fan. It makes the …

Google

4 new Must Know Social Media Features for Local Businesses

<i>Local businesses are gaining more exposure with these four, semi-recent recent social media developments.</i><p>For some time, local businesses (check out …

Restaurants

Maps with Docker: OpenMapTiles at DockerConEU 2017

OpenStreetMap in Docker - world maps deployed in 15 minutes with https://openmaptiles.com/server/<p>== Take Control of Your Maps with Docker ==<p>Maps are an essential part of many online tools, user interfaces and products. Third-party services, such as Google Maps API, are often used, but thanks to …

APIs

European Space Agency Releases First High-Res Land Cover Map of Africa

This isn’t just any image of Africa. It represents the first of its kind: a high-resolution map of the different types of land cover that are found …

European Space Agency

Amazing Map Shows Most Popular Candy In Each State, See Your Area’s Best-Selling Candy In Time For Halloween

Different strokes for different folks — at least that’s what this map of the best-selling candy in each state shows.<p>While eager trick or treaters …

Halloween

Google Maps Just Added a Bunch of Planets and Moons for You to Explore

Google Maps launched itself into space once again with new opportunities to explore parts of the galaxy.<p>Google announced this week that it added a …

Google Maps

Google Maps now lets you explore other planets and moons in the solar system

Google Maps has added the rocky planets, moons of the ice giants, the "<b>dwarf planet</b>" Pluto and the International Space Station. To access the menu …

Technology (India)

You can now explore the solar system with Google Maps

When it comes to maps, Google has already conquered Earth. Whether you need a bird’s eye view of your neighborhood or a street-level glimpse at a …

Lifestyle

Map archive

Although often unheralded in accounts of Champlain's accomplishments, Indigenous Peoples played an important role in helping the famous explorer map …

Exhibition of NYC Maps Explores Relationship Between Art and Data Visualization

The Pratt Manhattan Gallery is showcasing a collection a selection of cartography-based works in <i>You</i> <i>Are Here NYC: Art, Information, and Mapping,</i> an …

Data Visualization

Google Maps Quickly Removes New Feature Criticized Of Shaming Those With Eating Disorders

The popular Google Maps app recently came under fire by users for providing a little too much information about different routes users can take. The …

Google Maps

This Food Stylist Is Making the Ultimate Foodie Dream Map

If you’re anything like us, geography is not your forte. You have a general idea where places are, but that’s about as far as it goes. Forget identifying a state on a different coast. And let’s not even talk about international maps. But, we guarantee if all travel maps were created by Rosie …

Canary Islands

You can now use Google Maps to explore around our Solar System

Solar System

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Where to find<p>How happy, healthy, and secure are Americans? Gallup asked half a million adults across the United States to rate their well-being from one to 100 across five factors: <b>daily life</b>, <b>physical health</b>, <b>location</b>, <b>finances</b>, and <b>companionship</b>. Combined, these measurements determined the states and …