Tag: maps

Jun 29, 2015

You Can Now Climb Yosemite’s Famous El Capitan on Google Maps

You Can Now Climb Yosemite's Famous El Capitan on Google Maps

Google launches the first-ever “vertical Street View”, giving you the chance to climb 3,000 ft up Yosemite’s world famous “El Capitan”.

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Jun 29, 2015

32 Maps That Will Teach You Something New About the World

32 Maps That Will Teach You Something New About the World

Our world is a complex network of people, places and things. Here are 32 maps will teach you something new about our diverse and interconnected planet.

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Jun 15, 2015

Proportional Pie Chart of the World’s Most Spoken Languages

Proportional Pie Chart of the World's Most Spoken Languages

There are at least 7,102 known languages alive in the world today. Twenty-three of these languages are a mother tongue for more than 50 million people. The 23 languages make up the native tongue of 4.1 billion people.

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May 28, 2015

4,000 Years of World History in One Epic Chart

4,000 Years of World History in One Epic Chart

First published in 1931, this ambitious “Histomap” by John B. Sparks attempts to distil four thousand years of world history (starting in 2000 B.C) into one glorious chart.

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Nov 21, 2014

A Typical Day in UK Airspace

A Typical Day in UK Airspace

[vimeo 110348926 w=800 h=450] A fantastic visualization showing an average 24-hour span of activity that occurs in the skies over the United Kingdom. The visual was created by NATS, the UK’s leading provider of air traffic control services, handling 2.2 million flights and 220 million passengers in UK airspace each year. From the world’s…

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Jun 8, 2014

12 Incredible Portraits Drawn Onto Maps

12 Incredible Portraits Drawn Onto Maps

Ed Fairburn is an English artist based in Cardiff, Wales, UK (featured previously). The freelance illustrator graduated from the Cardiff School of Art and Design in 2012 and his work has appeared in exhibits, magazines and journals ever since. The artist is best known for his map-based portraitures. Fairburn explains: “Through my studies of…

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Mar 26, 2014

Country Maps Made from Regional Foods

Country Maps Made from Regional Foods

Originally inspired by a passion for travel, Food Maps by Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves, use regional foods to create physical maps of countries and continents around the world. This does not necessarily mean the food originally came from the country, just that it is heavily incorporated into the country’s cuisine. As the duo…

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Feb 11, 2014

50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth

50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth

Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite imagery, aerial photography and geographic information system (GIS) 3D globe. Just like their data-rich Maps and Street View offerings, Google Earth is a treasure trove of oddities. You’ve no doubt already…

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Jan 25, 2014

Small-Town Restaurant Asks Guests to Pin Where They’re From on a Map. It Looks Awesome

Small-Town Restaurant Asks Guests to Pin Where They're From on a Map. It Looks Awesome

The tiny town of Moss Landing, California (population 204 as of 2010) is where you will find Phil’s Fish Market, a small-town restaurant with worldwide appeal. The BBC proclaimed Phil’s one of the ‘World’s Best Beach Restaurants‘ and it has also been featured on several Food Network shows including: Bobby Flay’s Throwdown and Bobby…

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Jan 8, 2014

This is What Happens When Americans are Asked to Label Europe and Brits are Asked to Label the US

This is What Happens When Americans are Asked to Label Europe and Brits are Asked to Label the US

At the end of last year, the BuzzFeed team asked students and co-workers to label a map. Those in the UK were asked to label a map of the United States, while those in the US were tasked to label a map of Europe. Yes there is a difference between labelling states of one…

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