Posts Tagged ‘map’

The True Size and Importance of Africa (Map)

The True Size and Importance of Africa (Map) : TreeHugger.

FirstPartner’s Market Maps

FirstPartner has some large “Market Maps” Available for download for several interesting markets like Augmented Reality, Location Services, and Mobile Media.  The maps are available as large-sized PDF’s in a watermarked free version and paid printable version. To “buy” the free ones, you will have to supply a name and email.  The price is a […]


The Web 2.0 Summit Points of Control Map

To generate some buzz for the Web2.0 summit they created a fun map of the major web properties and social networks on an interactive website so that you can pan and zoom, and then watch how the various “countries” have begun to encroach on each other. More than any time in the history of the […]

Redesigning the New York City subway map

A great story from Eddie Jabbour, chronicled by Julie Steele at O’Reilly Radar, tells the story of his desire to redesign the New  York City subway map into something easier to understand and use, and then put it in the hands of users.  While I personally find his design appealing, he’s found difficulties in distributing […]


Oil Spill Map: Hard hit and waiting for another blow

The Washington Post has a well-made map of the Oil spill in the Gulf, showing a surprising amount of information in a small space. Still staggering from devastating hurricanes several years ago, residents and wildlife along the Gulf Coast are threatened again, this time from a potentially catastrophic oil spill. As shown in the map […]

Icelandic ash cloud over Europe

The Icelandic volcano ‘Eyjafjallajokull’ (please don’t ask me to pronounce that) continues to spread ash over Europe, grounding airplanes and shutting down airports for a second day.  The Guardian has a slideshow chart of the evolution of the ash cloud from the initial eruption, based on Met Office data. Eyjafjallajokull : Icelandic ash cloud over […]


Visualizing a Decade of Solar Progress

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has created a project website for OpenPV to track solar energy installations across the US, and visualize the results.  You can head over to the OpenPV Page and view maps showing the growth of solar energy sources from 2000 to today (a decade).  With granularity of almost day-by-day, you […]

20 Geeky Images from Space

Wired’s Geekdad has a collection of 20 fun and geeky images captured by satellite and visible in everyone’s favorite map viewer Google Maps.  Ranging from air force bases and the GooglePlex itself to crop designs and herds of animals, it’s a great collection. Space is full of images that make a geek’s heart flutter. But […]


Blaise Aguera y Arcas demos Bing AR at TED2010

At the recent TED2010 event, Blaise Aguera y Arcas demonstrating Microsoft’s Bing Maps research in front of the live audience.  Starting with the already available aerial view, isometric view, street view and others, he then moves on to showing features in development.  This starts with Flickr geo-tagged photo integration, and then moves into their “backpack […]

3-D Interactive Map of Olympic Venues

The New York TImes has created an interactive 3-D map of the Olympic venues that will be occurring soon in Vancouver, Canada. Like any 3-D application, you can rotate, pan, and zoom into the map. Clicking on one of the four sites will cause you to load up a more detailed map of the venue. […]


Interactive Map of Barcelona Natural Science Museum Biodiversity Data

The Natural Science Museum of Barcelona hosts a database of over 150 years worth of biological records from around the world, and now presents the data via an interactive map on their website. The database consists of about 50.000 different records of mollusc, vertebrata and artropodes. All the information is structured following the Darwin Core […]

Matthew Bloch’s portfolio of web maps and graphics

Matthew Bloch, a graphics editor for the New York Times, has a great website where he has cataloged several of the interactive maps that have appeared in print and on the site over the years.  Some we have covered before but there are dozens I’ve not seen. Also, he has a fun area called “Accidental […]