Category Archives: Maps

“Spready Mercury” and Other Scottish Snow Plow Names | Kottke

This is a map showing the real-time location of Scotland’s fleet of snow plows (which they call “road gritters”). As Jackie Sojico discovered, Scotland names their plows and some of them are hilarious. Some of the plows are named things … Continue reading

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NYC’s New Digital Subway Map | Kottke

New York City has a new digital subway map that reflects the current status of the subway lines. And you can even see the trains moving, right on the map. (Finally!!) Visually, the new map combines the styles of two … Continue reading

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Animated Maps: Submarine Cables

Deep on the ocean floor you will find communication cables made to carry signals from one land to another. The first undersea communications cables, laid in the 1850s, carried telegraphy. Now these cables carry our phone and Internet traffic. Yet, … Continue reading

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Stamps, Scientific Charts, and Hand-Drawn Maps Occupy Every Inch of Travel Notebooks by José Naranja

Author and artist José Naranja ensures he won’t forget any detail of his year-round travels across the globe through a meticulous and unique documentation process. Formerly an aeronautic engineer, Naranja now archives his thoughts while visiting foreign countries by hand-crafting journals … Continue reading

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193 – The Border Between the ‘Two Englands’ | Map, Uk history, England

  In Great Britain as in the US, two cultural sub-nations identify themselves (and the other) as North and South. The US’s North and South are quite clearly delineated, by the states’ affiliations during the Civil War (which in the … Continue reading

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Alphabets of Europe Map

There are three different types of alphabets used in Europe: Latin, Cyrillic, and Greek. They all look somewhat similar and share several letters (which may be pronounced somewhat differently),[…] Read More: Alphabets of Europe Map

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Different ways of knowing

Daniel Tammet has linguistic, numerical and visual synesthesia — meaning that his perception of words, numbers and colors are woven together into a new way of perceiving and understanding the world. The author of “Born on a Blue Day,” Tammet … Continue reading

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The Geography of Connection — Discover

“There’s a lot happening in the world right now that would lead us to believe how disconnected we are from each other — but if this map says anything, I believe it’s that connection is real, alive, and important to … Continue reading

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Future Footage cloud sourced? – Anton Withagen

Future Footage cloud-sourced ? from anton withagen on Vimeo. Cloud Filmmaking Cloud Filmmaking: A new genre of filmmaking that uses the cloud to collaboratively create films, and then uses the cloud to translate and cater versions of those films to … Continue reading

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If you thought Apple’s maps were weird, look at these

The two dominant colours on the moon’s surface are dullish grey and pitch black – but only to the naked eye. The geological materials and phenomena that shaped the moon display such a wealth of differences that space geologists (in … Continue reading

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