If you ever wondered what sorts of things English-speakers are looking to buy in the Middle East, Russia or West Africa, look no further than Google, which has all of our data. That, at least, is what the cost guide website Fixr.com did, by examining the top Google autocomplete search terms for every country on the… »
Summer will soon be upon us, and with that season will come a question: Where is the nearest beach? »
Mapping apps have given us unprecedented access to the world around us, but even with all this technology at our disposal, remembering the name of that bar you went to last week can still be a struggle. Well, struggle no longer: We’ve pulled together a selection of the best apps and sites for keeping your favorite… »
The video games we play are made by people who live and work around the world. But how often do we think about that aspect of this most international of collaborative art forms? I made some maps. I thought it might help.
Maps are more than just instructions on how to get someplace, they're also historical snapshots of what was going on when they were drawn — and they're often very, very weird. »
The temperatures have been steadily rising here on the surface, but what about below ground? Temperatures are going up there as well, as you can see in this map of changes over the last several decades in ground conditions. And it has something troubling to tell us about our water. »
Playboy has a map that uses data from Reddit to showcase what the signature food item (or alcohol! or drugs!) from each state is. California gets In N Out burger, New York gets bagel love and Texas gets Tex-Mex. That mostly makes sense. But I'm not sure why Nevada gets cheeseburgers and why Colorado and Montana… »
NASA wants to visit Jupiter's moon Europa. Why's that exciting? In a word: Water. As this visualization shows, the icy moon may look tiny next to our own planet, but it's got 2- to 3-times as much H2O as we have here on Earth. That "little" moon is packing quite the store of water — and with it, scientists think, a… »
Income mobility—moving up from below-median income to median or above-median income—varies depending on where you live. A statistical study from the Equality of Opportunity Project reveals the areas with the greatest and least upward mobility. »
The Boy Scouts can teach you how to survive if you’re lost in the woods. But these days, it sometimes feels more likely that you’ll get lost in a big city, which can feel just as intimidating. Here’s how to get by when you need to hail a cab instead of start a fire.
Beneath the streets of London, an underground rail network once existed to shuttle mail around the city. Decommissioned in 2003, this 3D laser scan serves to save its existence for posterity. »
Well you gone and made a map, you deviant cartographer you, and now its out of date...what do you do? "What's does out of date mean?" you ask. "Is that like the before apple maps got updated?" »
There are fake towns, there are real towns, and then there is Agloe in upstate New York. The town was invented as a cartographical ruse in the 1930s, but it somehow ended up becoming real. Agloe’s story might be the strangest in the already strange history of copyright traps in maps. »
It's that time of year again: time to nod our heads at the fact that baseball fandom is largely geographic, unless you're a goddamned Yankees fan. »