Stadtbilder [stadt-bilder.com], designed by Moritz Stefaner, provides an artistic overview of the typical digital “hotspots” in a city, such as its local restaurants, hotels or clubs.
Border seizures along the U.S.-Mexico border, via CIR:
As comprehensive immigration reform winds its way through Congress, The Center for Investigative Reporting is releasing findings from our deep look into which drugs are crossing the 2,000-mile border that separates the United States from Mexico.
The entire surface of planet Mercury has been mapped.
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To mark the 150th anniversary of the London Underground, five tube maps were made out of Lego. Four show the evolution of the system from 1927 to the present and one shows a possible 2020 system.
The U.S. OpenStreetMap community gathered in San Francisco over the weekend for its annual conference, the State of the Map. The loose citizen-cartography collective has now been incrementally mapping the world since 2004. While they were taking stock, it turns out the global open mapping effort has now mapped data on more than 78 million buildings and 21 million miles of road (if you wanted to drive all those roads at, say, 60 miles an hour, it would take you some 40 years to do it).
Last year we saw what may be the coolest application of a Kinect ever. It was called Kintinuous, and it’s back again, this time as Kintinuous 2.0, with new and improved features.
The Times is collecting riders’ shared wisdom about their biking in New York. Explore their comments, add your own, or view popular routes on Strava, a running and cycling app.
Environmentalists began protesting a week ago against the Turkish government’s decision to replace Gezi Park, a significant but not major park inside Istanbul, with a shopping mall. It was one in a series of moves which the ruling Islamist Justice and Development Party (AKP) has taken in an effort to grow the Turkish economy. Besides a few environmentalist no one in Turkey really cared.
A new dataset called Bedmap2 gives a clearer picture of Antarctica from the ice surface down to the bedrock below. Bedmap2 is a significant improvement on the previous collection of Antarctic data—known as Bedmap—that was produced more than 10 years ago.