Mapping International Trade

Trade deficits and protectionism are making headlines across the globe but how exactly does the flow of international trade look like? The global market...

Mapping a violent force of tornados

Nature can be as beautiful as violent. It can amaze, but it also brings a force of destruction: tornados and hurricanes. At the same...

Top 20 maps and charts that explain North Korea

North Korea is one of the world's most secretive societies. Its citizens cannot travel abroad and have almost no contact with the external world....

A new platform for scalable error detection in OpenStreetMap data

It's no secret that Apple has been placing a lot of emphasis on improving its maps and location-based services. In fact, the company is...

This ridiculous walking distance map is actually awesome

When I browse the web looking for cool maps, I find a lot of very interesting but from the cartographic stand point, boring projects....

Where Are People Most Fluent in Emoji and What is Their Native Language?

In the 1870s L. L. Zamenhof created Esperanto in attempt to connect the world through a universal language. Little did he know that if he...

Top 11 maps that explain Total Solar Eclipse

On Monday, August 21, 2017, Total Solar Eclipse will darken skies above North America, along a stretch of land about 70 miles (113 kilometers) wide, plunging...

Mapping cities using Airbnb ratings

How would your city look like, if you mapped the perceptions of tourists about different parts of the city using data from Airbnb? Beñat Arregi,...

This visualization maps speed of thousands rides and runs

Strava is a popular cycling and running app that is known to the mapping community from its awesome heat map of rides and runs....

The pedal-powered adventures of a GPS artist

Earlier today, a Boeing Dreamliner drew a Boeing Dreamliner 42,000 feet up in the air. How? It flew nonstop for 18 hours along a...

This awesome map visualizes 17,000 travel itineraries

TripHappy, a trip planning startup created an interesting map that visualizes all travel itineraries made by its users in the past two years (over 17,000 itineraries in...

Creating 3D environments at the push of a button

Maps have already passed the toothbrush test, GIS and Location intelligence are very much a part of our daily lives, being used in practically...

Meet the 20-year-old whose maps are an internet sensation

Maps were always his best companion – be it spending hours with the Geographica illustrated world atlas at the age of 3, or copying...

Cognitive map of the United States

In new research, academicss were able to model and study the cognitive map of the US states. Cognitive maps inform how people, on average,...

Because you cannot play the Game of Thrones without maps

Maps are hypnotic. They have magical powers. They explain the genetics of our natural world in a way that words cannot. Maps take us...

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