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See how borders change on Google Maps depending on where you view them

It’s hard to draw a map without making someone angry. There are 32 countries that Google Maps won’t draw borders around . While the so-called geo-highlighting feature—which Google uses to show a searched area’s borders—is unaffected by the locale of the person looking at them, the borders drawn on Google’s base map will look different […]

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The Difficulty of Mapping Transit ‘Deserts’

The *Chicago Tribune* reports that Chicago is not on pace to meet its goal of doubling transit ridership by 2040. A little early to call things, sure, but the fact is the transit network isn’t connecting workers with jobs. The *Tribune* says that “most jobs in the region can’t be reached in a 90-minute commute” […]

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Watch the Intricate Patterns of Global Infrastructure Emerge From Geocoded Tweets

You may have seen earlier this summer a series of maps released by Twitter showing the geography of different cities as revealed by millions of tweets. Such maps of digital information are compelling for the way they also illustrate concrete infrastructure: the road networks around cities, the public parks inside of them, the clusters of […]

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The Science Of A Great Subway Map

RESEARCHERS AT AN MIT LAB HAVE DEVISED A WAY TO DETERMINE HOW WELL STRAPHANGERS CAN COMPREHEND A SUBWAY MAP IN A SINGLE GLANCE. MASSIMO VIGNELLI REALLY *DID* KNOW WHAT HE WAS DOING. read the full article: http://www.fastcodesign.com/3020708/evidence/the-science-of-a-great-subway-map?partner=newsletter

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map resource

Al link seguente uno strumento fantastico per creare mappe in tempo reale (basta screenshot, photoshop, etc..) http://mapstack.stamen.com/ Tutto creato con librerie e dati open. Definito l’instagram delle mappe: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/06/stamen-design-reveals-an-instagram-for-maps/276713/

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Mapping The Worldwide Bike Sharing Phenomenon

Bike sharing is just starting to really catch on in the U.S., but it’s huge all over the world. These maps show the systems in cities from Moscow to Rio. The growth of bike sharing is phenomenal. At last count, there were at least 500 schemes worldwide, from the largest (Paris, with 18,380 bikes), to […]

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