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Masterful design of the everyday baggage tag

Pilot Mark Vanhoenacker describes the history and careful design of the everyday baggage tag, from the synthetic material it's printed on, to the information each modern tag contains. Just as…

How to map connections with great circles

There are various ways to visualize connections, but one of the most intuitive and straightforward ways is to actually connect entities or objects with lines. And when it comes to geographic connections, great circles are a nice way to do this.

Geographic breakdown: Where do major airlines fly?

Ever since seeing the Facebook friendship map and later, the map of scientific collaboration, I've been looking for an excuse to play with great circles. So I thought, why not…