We love maps and infographics at Foxtrot Alpha, and animated ones are that much better. The video below depicting the expansion of ISIS controlled territory over time is especially interesting. After explosive expansion in 2013-2014, now it seems that when any territory is taken back from the Islamic State they just…
The Islamic State or ISIS or ISIL have quickly risen to power in the regions of Iraq and Syria. This map by Peter Ridilla tracks the group’s spread across the region. The Islamic State is shown in red against the rest of the region. What started off in just a few areas a few years ago has now crossed multiple borders,…
Android/iOS: Lonely Planet is well known for their city guides, designed to help travelers around the globe make the most of their trips, and their new mobile app, Guides, brings all of that great information to your smartphone.
NASA’s Terris MODIS camera reveals how much black smoke is being pumped into the air because of the oil refinery fires in Libya. According to NASA, the fires were “started by attacks on oil terminals in Libya in very early January.” That’s a hell of a lot of smoke.
For ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft with tens of thousands of cars on the road, small optimizations can make rides shorter and shareholders richer. So, Lyft’s announcement today that it’s switching to Google-owned Waze is only a surprise because it’s taken so long.
You don’t have to spend all your time on Google Street View time looking up the addresses of your friends: Google has added all kinds of landmarks, buildings, remote trails, underwater worlds, airplanes and even fictional alleyways to its database of sights you can see from your laptop or smartphone. We’ve picked a…
A new fractal analysis of London’s dense network of streets and intersections reveals that a green belt meant to encourage migration to the suburbs had the opposite effect. The city has just became denser. People really seem to love urban living, especially in a thriving city like London. The work could shed light on…
What happens if you try to combine 214 different subway networks—including 791 routes and 11,924 stations—into a single map? This beautiful tangle of color and lines is what.
Google Maps might know the local traffic better than me, but for short trips around town, I can’t be bothered to turn it on. But thanks to the latest update to Maps on Android, I don’t have to.
There’s a dark and mysterious force out there that’s intent on attacking the country’s power lines, and this map shows exactly where the culprits strike. The culprits are, of course... squirrels.
When it comes to working on a Photoshop design that requires accurate geospatial mapping, the best people can do about that is to find an add-on to make the job a little bit easier. And that is when the All-Maps of the World Add-on from Adesola-Fakile comes in handy.
A map of the known universe to a constant scale would either be very big, or very useless. But use a logarithmic scale to compress the distances as you travel outwards, and you get this gorgeous and slightly Eye-of-Sauron image.
1 percenters aren’t all millionaires. The household income threshold for being in the top 1% starts at $228K a year, depending on your state.
Last year, we published a map that showed just how long travel took in 1914. Now, there’s a similar map which shows how dramatically things have improved.
What lies beneath the deep blue sea? So much more than you might think.
Some parts of the country have experienced more gun-related deaths and injuries than others this year. The Guardian reveals how many people died from guns by district, congresspeople’s votes on gun legislation, and whether they have ties to the gun lobby.
Perhaps the best way to prove that the US is indeed a country of immigrants is to watch the data speak for itself in this beautiful interactive map.
Things can change drastically in a minute and with times changing, it’s expected folks to be vigilant still as prepared when disasters have called on you to do therefore. Today, it’s not enough to know basic precautions; we need to be prepared with items that will also help us stay alive.
Statistically, the coldest days of the year should be a pretty simple thing to map. So why does this map look so splotchy?