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Endangered languages project

Google, in collaboration with Vizzuality, are trying to catalog endangered languages before they are gone forever in the Endangered Languages Project. Humanity today is facing a massive extinction: languages are…

Income inequality seen in satellite images from Google Earth

Researchers Pengyu Zhua and Yaoqi Zhang noted in their 2008 paper that "the demand for urban forests is elastic with respect to price and highly responsive to changes in income."…

Geography of incarceration

New York University graduate student Josh Begley grabbed 4,916 satellite images of prisons via the Google Maps API and put them all in one place. It's called Prison Map. The…

The Facebook Offering: How It Compares

The New York Times does it again with this succinct look at tech IPOs. It begins with looking at everything through the lens of when Google's IPO in 2004, which,…

8-bit Google Maps, Start Your Quest

If you go to Google Maps right now, there's an option in the top right corner for a Quest view. Click on that, and get the world in all its…

Designing Google Maps

Google Maps is one of Google's best applications, but the time, energy, and thought put into designing it often goes unnoticed because of how easy it is to use, for…

Google+ Ripples show influence and how posts are shared

Posts and links get shared over and over again, but we usually don't know how. We get counts, but who shares what and how far do does a link reach?…

Google Map Maker edits in real-time

Google Map Maker is a simple tool that lets you draw your own map and share that map with others. The Pulse view lets you see how people are making…

Find popular places to stay with Google Hotel Finder

When you're picking a hotel to stay at in an area you don't know well, the place you end up at can be arbitrary. With most travel sites, you get…

Google Correlate lets you see how your data relates to search queries

A while back, Google showed how Influenza outbreaks correlated to searches for flu-related terms with Google Flu Trends. It helped researchers and policy-makers estimate flu activity much sooner than with…

Global search volume by language

To show off their new toy that is WebGL, a 3D graphics API for JavaScript, the Google Data Arts Team maps global search volume by language: The Search Globe visualizes…

Think Quarterly from Google UK on data

“The problem isn’t that specialised companies lack the data they need, it’s that they don’t go and look for it, they don’t understand how to handle it.” —Hans Rosling, A…

Google opens up Public Data Explorer to your data

With Google's recent data-related offerings, it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that they've opened up their Public Data Explorer so that you can upload your own data. Previously,…

Epic animation in Google Docs

For the Google Demo Slam, three animators Tu+, Namroc, and Metcalf Anything put together an animation completely in Google Docs. Three days, 450 slides, and they got the video below.…

How the world searched in 2010

Google recaps search trends for the year in Google Zeitgeist 2010, from the World Cup and the Olympics to the earthquake in Haiti and the BP oil spill. Above is…

The United States of Autocomplete

Very Small Array has some fun with Google's autocomplete. Utah... Jazz. Kentucky... Fried Chicken. New York... Times. [Very Small Array via @mericson]…

Format and clean your data with Google Refine

When we first learn how to deal with data in school, it's nicely formatted and fits perfectly into a rectangular spreadsheet. Then when we start to deal with real data,…