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Mapping the moves of New York residents

A couple of months back, WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show asked listeners who have moved to or away from New York some questions. They asked…

Asteroid discoveries over past 30 years visualized

This animation by Scott Manley of the Armagh Observatory shows a beautiful view of the past 30 years of asteroid discoveries, using data culled by…

Map of who owns the Arctic

Do you know who owns the Arctic? As it turns out, it's a pretty messy subject: In August 2007 Russian scientists sent a submarine to…

If major environmental disasters happened in your neighborhood…

When major environmental disasters occur, thousands of people are often affected, but it's hard to put it all in perspective when it's not actually happening…

Design advanced online and interactive maps with Polymaps

In a collaboration between SimpleGeo, who makes location data easier to access, and Stamen, who does all kinds of wonderful with maps, announced Polymaps today.…

Bus movements in San Francisco animated

Eric Fischer has been having a good bit of fun with maps lately. In his latest, he animates movements of the San Francisco MUNI (that's…

Stamen makes experimental prettymaps

Add another toy to Stamen's bag of tricks. The recently launched prettymaps by Aaron Straup Cope uses shapefiles from Flickr, urban areas from Natural Earth,…

Animated map of earthquakes in Iceland

I'm late on this, but remember that volcano eruption in Iceland a few months back, and all the European airports had to shut down because…

Weeplaces visualizes your FourSquare movements

I'm still not comfortable sharing my location with strangers, and my friends are all really low-tech, so FourSquare has never appealed to me. But if…

Designing an easier-to-read NYC subway map

There's a lot of history behind the New York City subway map, but despite all the revisions, people (especially out-of-towners) still find it hard to…

Browse street-side with Microsoft Street Slide

When street view came out on all the the popular online map applications, we thought it was awesome. We were able to see photos of…

Afghanistan war logs revealed and mapped

This past Sunday, well-known whistle-blower site Wikileaks released over 91,000 secret US military reports, covering the war in Afghanistan. Each report contains the time, geographic…

Where all the BP oil could end up

Now that the oil flow has finally stopped, for now, the attention has shifted to the effects all that oil will have on wildlife and…

Global forest heights mapped in detail by NASA

NASA has mapped the world's forest heights, based on satellite data, for a first-of-its-kind global view. While there are plenty of maps that show forest…

Maps that changed the world

Peter Barber, head of Map Collections at the British Library reports for the The Daily Mail ten of the greatest maps that changed the world.…

Geography of Lost island

GIS guy Jonah Adkins maps the geography of Lost (the tv series). It looks like I missed out on quite a bit. Unfortunately, I only…

Mapping what your neighborhood used to look like

In part of their initiative to get young and old people to hang out, We Are What We Do, in collaboration with Google, built Historypin.…

What America spends on gas and auto

In a follow-up to their graphic on what America spends on food and drink, personal finance site Bundle, with the help of Nicholas Felton, looks…

Where Americans are moving

Jon Bruner of Forbes reports that more than 10 million Americans moved from one county to the other in 2008, based on data from the…

Landscape chartspotting

We saw math principles in nature. Now how about charts? Andy Woodruff does some sniffing around in Google Maps to find charts in rural landscapes.…

Find your booty with Bing treasure maps

Maps on the major sites like Yahoo, Google, and Bing have a similar look. You've got your yellow roads, orange freeways, and green parks. Bing…

Where the tourists really flock

A couple of weeks ago you saw Eric Fischer's maps of Flickr photos in major cities. The inclination was to think of the maps as…