If you’re not sure exactly where you want to go on your next vacation, or you know where but are flexible on when you go, this interactive map uses 10+ years of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) data to show you what the weather will be like. This first step in travel planning makes sure you’ll…
Trump and both houses of Congress are doing their best to enact legislation that, in many cases, is pretty awful. But do you know what’s going on in your state capital? Quite likely, more of the same. The difference is that here, you have more power to stop it.
One of the best little features in Waze is the ability to share your location and ETA with a contact. This way, you can answer the “when will you get here?” question before it’s even asked. Now, you can do that in Google Maps too.
Google Maps is hand-down one of the best navigation apps on Android and iPhone, but considering most of us use it while driving, it’s easy to miss some of its features. Whether you’re new to Google Maps or a veteran, let’s take a look at the best ways to get the most out of it.
If this were a just world, the entire map above would be colored purple. But only 19 states and DC prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Three others protect sexual orientation alone. And the rest don’t have any statewide protections at all, although cities within some of those…
Whether you’re an educator, or just have an interest in paleobiology as a hobby, this interactive fossil finding tool is incredible.
The USGS has issued its now annual seismic-hazard forecast for the central and eastern United States. The updated maps, which highlight both natural and human-induced earthquakes, show that millions of Americans are likely to feel the earth shake beneath their feet over the next 12 months.
A new map from XKCD’s Randal Monroe offers a glimpse into a bizarre alternate world where each country is forcibly squeezed into its respective time zone(s).
Bridges are built to stand the test of time, but some bridges are designed better than others, or were built with longer lasting materials. If you’re wondering how safe the bridges in your area are, this web tool can tell you.
The Future Mapping Company maps everything from cities to skies, with high-quality printing methods, bold stylistic choices, and fidelity to reality. The maps are available as paper or plastic prints, can be made magnetic, and can even be manufactured as wallpaper(!). Framing options are also available.
If you wanted to save a location in Google Maps, for years your only option was to add a little star icon. Google’s improving this process now by letting you add places to custom lists.
Android: Google’s making a minor tweak to Google Maps today that adds a new bottom navigation bar. Here, you can find restaurant recommendations, travel time home, and public transit info.
It turns out Toyota rules the world, Russians are in love with Hyundai, Honda has Canada on lockdown, and Mini’s real big in Southeast Asia.
If you’re looking for some true outdoor adventure, these long, scenic trails cover anywhere from 100 to nearly 7,000 miles.
Smartphones and GPS devices make it easy to get around, but they can also inhibit your natural sense of direction if you rely on them too much. If you want to be a master navigator of an area, you need to put the screens away.
From overseas tourist destinations to your own neighborhood, there are beautiful spots to photograph all over the world. This interactive map shows you where people are taking pictures worldwide.
We are visual beings: Our perception of the world is intrinsically tied to our ability to perceive light. But what about the places where light doesn’t fall? Do places in shadow still encode information for the visual cortex to process? Can shadows actually tell us something meaningful about the landscapes they darken?
Here’s a uselessly amusing idea to wrap your head around: what if history’s largest empire, the British Empire, still existed today? What would it look like? How many countries would it include? How many people? What would they look like? Would the Sun really never set?
It might seem like we’re picking on Jussi Meresmaa a lot lately, but when he’s reluctantly desegregating his tour—finally making women’s division’s available—and answering people’s questions with the conviction of a call center employee with ten minutes left in their shift, it’s hard not to take notice of his latest…