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The Results of Every Presidential Election in History

Max Galka | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics
Max Galka

If you think the country is polarized ahead of the presidential election in 2016, you would be right. But if you believe that Americans have always dug in their heels and voted Democrat or Republican year after year, take a look at this map.

Stefanie Posavec: Material Data (VIDEO) | Posted 09.02.2015 | Arts

Since graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2004, with an MA in Communication Design, Posavec shifted her focus from book design and text visualization towards a more immersive and experiential dimension.

Formally Mapping Informality

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.22.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

One of the most valuable results of mapping informal settlements is highlighting that many self-built houses in the settlements are just as old as the city's first skyscrapers.

4 Ways Mapping Has Transformed Public Services in the Global South

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Modern digital mapping tools have transformed the potential of maps in urban development, allowing us to produce more detailed and sophisticated visualizations of cities. As access to these tools continues to expand, the resulting maps grow even richer.

People With Disabilities Can Easily Find Accessible Spots With This App

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 02.23.2015 | Good News

Inspired by his own experiences, a filmmaker has created an app to help people with disabilities. Jason Da Silva was diagnosed with multiple scler...

NASA Launches Soil Moisture Mapping Satellite

Brian Milne | Posted 04.04.2015 | Science
Brian Milne

NASA's first mission of 2015 is underway, successfully launching a Delta II rocket equipped with a soil moisture mapping satellite at 9:22 a.m. EST Saturday from Vandenberg Air Force Base on the Central Coast of California.

50 Ways to Map The City, Per Street and Graffiti Artists

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 03.23.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Street art is intrinsically bound with its neighborhood and location in a city. Context and placement are key. So when a street artist is asked to create art about mapping a place, it is fascinating to see how they perceive it and with what manner and medium they present it.

This Edwardian Board Game Reveals Something Surprising About English Tourism

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 01.01.2015 | Books

Maps are typically perceived as practical, neutral objects -- the road map in the glove compartment of your car is a faithful representation of the te...

Rethinking Community Service: You Can Fight Ebola by Joining Online Mapping

Dannia Guzman | Posted 12.13.2014 | College
Dannia Guzman

It turns out that there is a simple way each and every one of us can help. That is through a humanitarian mapping global collaboration.

Volunteers Across The World CAN Save You During A Disaster. Here's How.

Jana Sweeny | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Jana Sweeny

As Ebola began its march through West Africa earlier this year, health officials didn't have many tools at their disposal to fight it. But it didn't take long for us to realize something extraordinary: one of the best defenses for a disease with no known treatment may actually be technology.

Mapping Technologies for the Urban Poor

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.07.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Mapping people, places, and characteristics of urban spaces is essential for understanding cities and their residents in the Global South, and data visualization is crucial for development interventions.

Nurturing the seeds of change: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.21.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...

Elevation Mapping: Pro-Social Compassion Maps

Project Compassion Stanford | Posted 04.16.2014 | College
Project Compassion Stanford

A few years back a student suggested that a really cool use of mapping technology would be to map compassion. How would we do that? It became something of a puzzle that I want to solve.

Reorienting Narrative: E-lit as Psychogeography

Illya Szilak | Posted 08.11.2013 | Books
Illya Szilak

In much of her work, writer/artist J. R. Carpenter fabricates hybrid places that are both "virtual" and attached to real world locales.

Navigating the "Vast Sea of Unknowns" of Water Risk

Dr. Andrew Steer | Posted 05.21.2013 | Green
Dr. Andrew Steer

The World Economic Forum recently named the water supply crises as one of the top risks facing the planet -- edging out issues like terrorism and systemic financial failure.

Historic Shipwreck Spotlighted In New 3D Map

Posted 01.14.2013 | Science

By: Douglas Main, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer Published: 01/14/2013 10:26 AM EST on OurAmazingPlanet On this day (Jan. 11) in 1863, a Union wars...

Apple and Google 3D Mapping More Gimmicky Than Practical

Larry Magid | Posted 08.12.2012 | Technology
Larry Magid

What you see looks very cool, but I can only think of a few practical applications. For the most part, what you want when using a mapping program is accurate turn-by-turn directions, traffic data and real-time updates on how many more miles you have to drive and when you're likely to arrive.

Mapping the Forest and the Trees: A Visit With Remote Sensing Expert Alan Strahler

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 03.24.2012 | Science
Zoe P. Strassfield

Prof. Alan Strahler's current work involves a ground-based LiDAR instrument called ECHIDNA, after the spiky Australian egg-laying mammal.

Andrea Stone

ACLU Accuses FBI Of Unconstitutional Mapping Of Ethnic, Racial Groups | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

The American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday accused the FBI of targeting racial, ethnic and religious groups for investigation by associating crimi...

Andrew Burmon

WATCH: Ken Jennings Talks 'Maphead' And His Journey Into The Cartographic Wilds | Andrew Burmon | Posted 11.21.2011 | Travel

For several millenia, maps were basically a static medium. The content changed as Europeans discovered the width and breadth of Asia and Asia plotted ...

Social Media to Prevent Hate Media

Mark Belinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Belinsky

George Orwell wrote "history is written by the winners," and while this has been the case in many places, it has certainly not held true for Israel. A...

PHOTOS: CARTOGRAPHY: From Transport To Mouse Clicks, Gorgeous Information Design

Patricia Brizzio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Patricia Brizzio

Some radical forms of mapping, representation and analysis are being developed through a cartography that renders visible the fast-growing amount of d...

Where Obama Should Invest Now

John Della Volpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Della Volpe

If the U.S. government selected 10 technology-based small businesses and gave each one $25 million, we could build the proper infrastructure to solve ten of the biggest problems facing our country today.

Maps, Moose, and Museums

Jim McNutt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jim McNutt

In these days of Google Earth, GPS tracking, and instant cell phone connections to every nearby restaurant, mapping technologies inspire new visions. ...

Google Maps Earth's Carbon Cycle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Google Earth has a new application that shows carbon dioxide in different layers of the earth's atmosphere....