Posts Tagged 'map'

Sandy Island, The Island That Wasn’t There


A New Zealand researcher thinks that he has solved the riddle of a mysterious South Pacific island shown on Google Earth and world maps, but which doesn’t really exist. He thinks that a whaling ship from 1876 is to blame.

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Apple Maps – 3 Times More Likely to Get You Lost Than Google


After having been deemed unsafe by the Australian government a couple of weeks back, iPhone users now have access to Google Maps and it hasn’t come soon enough, as a new study indicates that Apple Maps is three times more likely to give you false directions than Google Maps.

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Felix Pharand-Deschenes Maps Human Influence On Earth


Canadian scientists Felix Pharand-Deschenes used satellite images to map the human influence on Earth, depicting how much it has changed, as seen from space. Pharand-Deschenes used data collected by various government agencies to create these striking images.

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Tokyoflash Subway Watch Concept: Underground Map Easily Tells Time

Tokyoflash has got a great track record of turning user-submitted designs into reality. This new concept watch created by Peter Fletcher from the UK looks pretty cool, and if enough of you guys like the design, it could be produced some day.

tokyoflash watch subway concept

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USGS Map Details Volcanos on the Surface of Io


This new map was published last Monday by the USGS and it showcases the hellish surface of Jupiter’s moon Io, the most volcanically active object in the Solar System. The creation of the map took over six years, and the map itself identifies 425 volcanoes as well as lava flow fields, squat mountains, deposits left by volcanic plumes, and plains rich in sulfur dioxide.

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Moon Data Allows Creation of Detailed Lunar 3-D Map


While NASA released some detailed lunar data late last year, no one had used this data to create a map in true 3-D, something that only Apollo’s astronauts have enjoyed in real life until now.

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Xkcd’s Updated Map of Online Communities: Farmville Is Going to Take Over

The webcomic xkcd has just released a new version of the map of online communities. The word is that Farmville is taking over more and more of the world. Well, maybe not, but seriously, Facebook is taking up a lot of space.

map online communities xkcd fun

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