Maps Archive:

This awesome map shows what really is over the horizon as you gaze across the waves.

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 Strava has created a global heat map of running and biking data (77,688,848 rides and 19,660,163 runs).

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Amazingly detailed map of highways. Done in Illustrator, apparently. Part of me is not sure why you would do it, however.

Highways of the United States of America

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Somewhat obvious, but fun to look at the details. The original NYT article points out some of the more contentious borders.

 

Judgmental Maps

In: Culture Maps

29 Apr 2014

What’s not to love about these? (more)

Baltimore, MDby The Notorious DGD
The Notorious DGD Copr. 2014. All Rights Reserved.

San Francisco, CAby Dan Steiner
Dan Steiner Copr. 2014. All Rights Reserved.

Northern Virginia (Arlington, VA)by Robert Thompson
Robert Thompson. Copr. 2014. All Rights Reserved.

Josh Worth created a horizontal map of the solar system using a scale of 1 pixel = diameter of moon.  There’s a lot of nothing out there (but Josh does add some amusing commentary to help pass the time scrolling between planets).

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Type in any name and see how popular it was across the USA over the past 60 years. (blog post explaining methodology)

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In theory, the sun should hit it’s apogee (highest point overhead) at noon. But that doesn’t happen in much of the world, for a variety of reasons. The below map by Stefano Maggiolo details the discrepancies.

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Map of all kinds of energy related things: coal fields, mines, oil/gas pipelines/storage, electrical transmission lines, wind turbine potential, offshore windspeeds, solar potential, etc. You get the idea.

It’s not the smoothest operating interactive map I’ve ever seen (lots of delays in loading, etc) – but it works if you’re patient.

Thanks to Mr. Brown for sending me the link.

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You wouldn’t know it is you lived on the East Coast, of course, but January 2014 was the 4th hottest on record, globally.

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We’ve seen versions of this before, but these are interesting in that they clearly indicate the amount of distortion the designs are using.

DC (also has NY and Boston)
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There are all kinds of inaccuracies in this, but the major point that we are very very very rich still comes through.

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