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Strava outdoor maps report by Ishveena Singh

Strava’s gorgeous new maps replace car-oriented features with trail names, terrain

A decade ago, Strava started out as a basic activity-tracking app. Today, with more than 47 million users, it has become a raging social...

Mapping pirate attacks around the world

Another great map from one of my favourite contemporary cartographers John Nelson. This time John took data from Anti-shipping Activity Messages database published by...

Check out what this new amazing 3D map of the Milky Way tells us...

When we think about a map of the Milky Way we have an image of a flat disk with several spiral arms. The new...

The Streets of Women

GeoChicas is a community of mainly Spanish-speaking women from Latin America and Spain, linked to OpenStreetMap (OSM) and related to the geo world and...

Microsoft is re-imagining travel with immersive, mixed reality maps

Let’s say you are planning a vacation to Italy. You’re making a list of the things you want to do, the attractions you want...

How To Use Apple Indoor Maps For Malls And Airports

It seems that Apple Maps is finally set to rival its more illustrious rival, Google Maps, in the provision of geographical directions thanks to...
hybrid map

Historic topographic maps in new look-Is 3D doing the magic?

Combining creativity, love for maps and excellent graphic designing skills, a Brooklyn-based graphic designer, Scott Reinhard is giving Historic topographic maps a new look....

We mapped the French cultural asset

I have been working for a government startup, as a Full Stack developer, on a project designed to map all the cultural assets of...

What is Blockchain, and how can it be used for mapping?

Blockchain has been one of the hottest topics in tech for some time – you may have heard it’s (in)famous cryptocurrency, Bitcoin. It is...

From sideline to center: the potential for OpenStreetMap to seize the curb

Changing with the times, the curb is no longer just the elevated edge along the side of the street. It is now used to...

Want to enrich your maps with 186 million geo-positioned roadside objects?

Because you can. No kidding. Geoawesome startup Mapillary has just fueled its map features repository with more than 186 million roadside objects, so autonomous vehicles...

Expanding Mapping Capabilities with Deep Learning

Last year I wrote about how computer vision is helping us harness the power of machines to understand the world, and how for updating...

Why did DuckDuckGo switch to Apple Maps?

As a search engine that doesn’t track its users, DuckDuckGo takes pride in its ‘anti-Google’ reputation. From handling a few thousand daily searches in...

What A Tiny Atlas Can Show About the State of the World during WWII

This old Atlas is basically a pure propaganda piece, both exaggerating and downplaying German power and influence in the past century.   The Taschenatlas der...

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