If there’s one thing on Earth we don’t know enough about, it’s the ocean. We’ve only mapped around five percent of the seafloor, and two-thirds of the ocean’s animal species might remain undiscovered. It shouldn’t be a surprise that we’re only now able to create detailed maps of the seafloor—but that doesn’t stop each…
You may remember that last month, Donald Trump handed out printouts of an electoral map to three Reuters reporters during an interview in the Oval Office. The maps showed the popular vote results of the presidential election by county:
Of every 100,000 Americans, 451 of us will get cancer in a given year. But that varies depending on where you live: some counties have higher cancer rates than others. And those rates match up pretty well with this map of environmental quality, which you should check out now—because it may be the last of its kind.
If you’re looking to go on a craft beer pilgrimage, this interactive tool lets you explore the U.S. cities with the most breweries and highest rated brewskis.
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.