Category Archives: Maps

Three Magic Words

What3words is an entirely new universal address system that may just transform how we navigate the world. It divides the Earth into 57 trillion 3m x 3m squares and assigns each plot a unique three word descriptor. For example this … Continue reading

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In transit

You don’t need to be a complete public transit or map fan to geek out on the new TRAVIC website created by students at the University of Freiburg in Germany—but it helps. TRAVIC, which is short for Transit Visualization Client, … Continue reading

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Recycled Paper

London-based artist and illustrator mark Powell creates amazing drawings on recycled vintage maps, envelopes, postcards, periodicals, newspapers, books, and documents of all kinds. Check-out his website for more and to purchase an original piece or two.

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NYC and Philly Optimized

If you follow travel blogs, you have probably seen posts on the optimal road trips through the United States and Europe. The brilliant coder behind these maps is a PhD candidate named Randy Olson. Now he has used the same … Continue reading

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London G. O. T.

It seems that most people that I know are counting down the hours until the new season of Game of Thrones begins tonight. Although those of us who were early readers of the Ur text are already grumbling about the … Continue reading

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Choose Your Route

Back in the day, the only way for most folks to travel long distances in the U.S. was by bus. Most of the regional bus companies have disappeared due to the ease and affordability of air travel and the near … Continue reading

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London Underground

The mind-boggling short video below is a visualization of 562,145 journeys on London’s Underground network.

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Here Be Monsters

TeleGeography’s newly updated “Submarine Cable Map” is a wonderful tribute to the Golden Age of mapmaking incorporating historical elements of Medieval and Renaissance cartography. The fantastic map, which details 299 undersea communication cables, brings back a lost aesthetic of whimsical … Continue reading

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Manhattan by Subway

h/t Thrillist.com

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Geography never stands still

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