Maps

America's Mood Map: An Interactive Guide to the United States of Attitude

For a country that features the word <i>United</i> so prominently in its name, the U.S. is a pretty fractious place. We splinter along fault lines of income, …

Personality

Google adds six-second video preview feature for mobile search results on Android and Chrome app

In a major update, search engine giant Google has added a six second video previews to its mobile search results, the media reported on …

Google Maps

Roofr uses satellite imagery to evaluate the state of your roof

Roofing may not be the sexiest thing to think about, but having a solid roof over your head is vital, especially in earthquake-prone places like San Francisco. Roofr, which will be graduating from Y Combinator (YC) next week, developed a satellite imagery software that analyzes the state of your …

Google Earth

This live map shows lightning strikes all over the world in real-time

Everyone loves a good thunderstorm, but they can be hard to come by depending on where you live. If seeing a storm unfold as it happens sounds like …

All Over the World

QUIZ: Can You Guess Which Premier League Signing Cost More This Summer?

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GeoTagging

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 …

Snap Inc.

This Map Shows Which Emoji People Are Most Into In Each State

A few states are most into eggplants. 🍆 🍆 🍆<p>Everyone has a go-to emoji, and it turns out each state does, too.<p>The folks at decluttr.com wanted to try to pinpoint the most “popular” emoji in each state, so they used Google search data to determine which emoji people searched for most from August …

Emoji

Try It Out: Interactive Map Shows The Exact Opposite Point In The World From You

<i>Opening image via Pexels</i><p><b>Ever wondered</b> what life is like on the other side of the world—and where exactly <i>is</i> the opposite side of the world?<p><b>This</b> …

Australasia

Map shows Scotland is the only country in the world where Coca Cola doesn't own the most popular soft drink

An interesting Tweet showing the map of Coca Cola's world dominance of the soft drinks market has gone viral - thanks to the one country where the …

Coca-Cola

Google rolls out Q&A feature to Maps

Search engine giant Google has added a Q&A feature to results in Maps and search to help users get better answers related to searched places. Through …

Google Maps

Skateboarder Critically Injured After Sunnyside Collision

A 19-year-old skateboarder suffered life-threatening injuries after a car collision in the Sunnyside neighborhood last night.<p>The incident occurred at …

San Francisco

How to see all the terrifying things Google knows about you

We have come to accept that the technology we interact with on a daily basis is tracking and recording our every move.<p>Your iPhone knows everywhere you've been, Google Maps is always tracking your location, and Facebook has built a detailed character profile of all its users.<p>By following these five …

Google Maps

Google Earth created an eye-opening way to 'step inside' some of the world's most remarkable homes

If you've ever wondered what it would be like to grow up in a completely different society, there's a fun way to find out using Google Earth. With the latest update to Google's "This is Home" project, you can take a look into twenty-two "traditional" homes around the world.<p>Using the Street View …

Google Earth

15 solar eclipse maps you need to study before the astronomical event of a century

Total solar eclipse fever is raging as millions prepare for an astronomical event that hasn't cut across the US in 99 years.<p>On August 21, the moon will slide in front of the sun and cast a dark, moving shadow on America. Not every location will see the solar eclipse at the same time, however, or …

Astronomy

Interactive Map Shows You the Exact Opposite End of the Globe From You

The Antipodes Map shows you where you'd wind up if you dug straight down<p>This is one of my dogs, Betsy, right before she starts furiously digging. She …

Australasia

This Food Stylist Makes Maps Out of Regional Delicacies

Disclaimer: That’s bacon—not a highway<p>In what we're labeling “Culinary Cartography,” Travel Supermarket teamed up with chef and food stylist Rosie …

Food

GPS-Triggered Driving Tour - Tour Buddy Apps

<i>GPS App Tour</i><p>Our GPS enabled app automatically plays audio tracks when the user passes specified GPS points! Users create their GPS enabled app tour …

GPS

The best places to watch the eclipse with a goat

You can pinpoint the exact moment this summer that eclipse maps jumped the shark. At 4:43 p.m. Aug. 1, the Boston Globe tweeted out a map overlaying the path of the eclipse on a map of the 2016 county-level election results. “The path of viewing spots for this month’s solar eclipse cuts …

Solar Eclipse

Trace SF’s long-defunct train routes in one BART-style map

These old railroads once defined the Bay Area<p><i>UPDATE: The original version of this map was published in April 2015.</i><p>David Edmondson, who blogs about transportation at the Greater Marin, once used archival timetables to create a map of Marin's Northwestern Pacific Interurban commuter line, which shut …

San Francisco

Languages of Great Britain and Ireland in 1800

Languages of Great Britain and Ireland in 1800.

Migrating birds use a magnetic map to travel long distances

Birds have an impressive ability to navigate. They can fly long distances, to places that they may never have visited before, sometimes returning …

GIS

This Map Reveals the Weird Products People in Your State Buy From Walmart.com

It's generally recommended among people averse to having a horrible time that Walmart, barring some late-night foodmergency, should be avoided …

Offbeat News

The United States of Movies

How do you select the most iconic movie for each state in the US? Some are pretty easy, because there aren't that many movies set in Rhode Island, …

Movies

Map: Where the economic recovery in the U.S. has taken hold... and where it hasn’t

There <i>is</i> good news out there, people.<p>Political chaos aside, the stock market DJIA, -0.54% is still booming and the U.S. economy has entered into its ninth year of expansion, with levels of employment and GDP roaring back to prerecession levels.<p>But as cost-estimating website HowMuch.net illustrates …

Economy

A.M. Sacconaghi Jr. Estimates That Google Is Paying Apple $3 Billion to Remain the Default Safari Search Engine

Todd Haselton, writing for CNBC:<p>“Court documents indicate that Google paid Apple $1B in 2014, and we estimate that total Google payments to Apple in …

Google Maps

How maps can lie, hiding disease in our suburbs

Disease mapping is a key tool in public health as it helps researchers understand risk factors and helps governments identify the distribution of …

Australian News

Israeli satellite images reveal a ‘Iranian missile facility’ is under construction in Syria

New imagery released by imageSat, which operates Israel’s EROS-B satellite, reportedly show the first ever Scud missile factory being built inside …

Google Maps

Map Shows the Safest and Most Dangerous States in the US — Here's Where to Avoid

It's no secret that the world can be a dangerous place.<p>That said, there are some places that are a little more perilous than others.<p>Thanks to a …

College & University

How Ethereum Could Change the Way the Internet Works | Investopedia

Ethereum was launched just two years ago, on July 30, 2015, and in that time the fledgling cryptocurrency has taken the growing industry by storm. …

Google Earth

Google Maps Q&A section is going live around the globe

If you're looking up a new place you've never been to before, look for Google's new feature -- it could give you a better idea of what it's like. The big G has started rolling out a Q&A section for both Maps on Android and Search for mobile. It was first spotted back in July, but now Mountain View …

Google Maps