28 Feb

GoodLands

Below the Tower of Winds and before the threshold of the famous Sistine Chapel stretches a vast gallery of carefully painted maps.  Preceding Google Maps and satellite imagery by nearly half a millennium, these frescoes were commissioned by Pope Gregory...
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23 Feb

Carnaval Around the Globe

On February 18th, festivities in Brazil began as parades and revelry filled the streets all over the country. Not the only nation to anticipate Lent with such rejoicing, this map attempts to chronicle some of the other nations with a...
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21 Feb

Bellerby & Co.

Geography can be found in the most unexpected of places.  A historical example can be seen in 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer’s works.  Intricately rendered globes and maps beckon to the viewer from the painting’s shadowy interiors, illuminating how geography...
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18 Feb

Geocaching

  May 1st, 2000 8:00 pm EDT. The Clinton Administration announced the removal of satellite signal scrambling devices. In a matter of moments, civilian GPS receivers became ten times more accurate, effectively increasing location accuracy from 100 yards to 10...
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14 Feb

The World’s Love of Chocolate

Originating in the Americas, cocoa production and consumption has spread into a global phenomenon. One of the most treasured treats around the world, cocoa and its derived products are always in demand. This map looks at data from the International...
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14 Feb

Motive.io

Whether it’s to find the nearest restaurant, to check today’s weather, or to determine the shortest route to a specified destination, location-based services play an integral role in getting people through their daily routines.  But can the ubiquitous smartphone and...
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9 Feb

The City That Never Sleeps

New York City has long been known as “The City That Never Sleeps.” Like a true global metropolis, New York is in constant movement, and the streams of people brushing by on the sidewalks, packing into subways, and filling office and...
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7 Feb

StreetScan

Addressing the problem of America’s aging roadways, while a necessary task, is oftentimes disruptive to traffic, time-consuming, and expensive.  StreetScan presents an alternative, innovative approach that combines GIS and multiple sensing technologies to create a comprehensive pavement inspection, monitoring, and...
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