The Map Room

Google Maps Edits Cause Embarrassment

3 hours 26 min ago

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Mapping
Some embarrassment for Google Maps last week, as they were forced to apologize for an image of the Android mascot peeing on an Apple logo that turned up on the map near Rawalpindi in Pakistan. To say...

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Map of Canada Changes Depiction of Arctic Sea Ice

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 15:19

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Mapping
The federal government's new map of Canada, part of the Atlas of Canada reference series, came out this week. Among the changes between it and its predecessor (which came out in 2006), one in...

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New Moon Maps

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 11:16

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Mapping
Two stunning maps of the Moon have been released by the USGS, both based on data collected by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter: one an image mosaic assembled from visual imagery, the other (above) a...

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Space Maps: Ceres, Mars, Exoplanets

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 12:39

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Mapping
Dawn's first colour map of Ceres: map-projected false-colour images of the dwarf planet taken as the spacecraft approached, assembled from images taken through blue, green and infrared filters....

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Unruly Places (Off the Map)

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 14:00

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Mapping
Alastair Bonnett's Unruly Places (first published in the U.K. as Off the Map) is a light, entertaining exploration of some of the world's more unusual places. Bonnett, a social geography professor at...

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Emily Garfield's Map Art

Sun, 02/15/2015 - 23:15

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Mapping
Emily Garfield's art is a pen-and-watercolour exercise in the cartography of imaginary places. Her drawings "are inspired by the visual language of maps, as well as the fractal similarity that cities...

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Map Anniversaries

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 17:15

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Mapping
Google Maps turned 10 years old on Sunday -- a milestone observed by Samuel Gibbs in the Guardian. See also Liz Gannes's retrospective at Re/Code. My reaction on launch day was pretty effusive -- I...

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Daniel Reeve, Film Cartographer

Sat, 02/07/2015 - 17:48

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Mapping
Someone was responsible for the maps developed for the film adaptations of The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and other movies (on-screen and in promotional materials), and that someone is Daniel...

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