Monthly Archives: February 2016

Incredible edible landscape map shows you where to find free food

Falling Fruit, a massive collaborative mapping project, provides fruity foragers with the tools they need to track down a nutritious snack. Sourced through Scoop.it from: inhabitat.com There has been quite a bit of debate in New Zealand recently about what … Continue reading

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Countries as Named in Their Own Languages

A map of the world’s endonyms. Sourced through Scoop.it from: mentalfloss.com It’s interesting to see these maps for a number of reasons. First, names are important. I have had so many people mispronounce my name, sometimes daily, including when I … Continue reading

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Auckland Council GIS Viewer

Sourced through Scoop.it from: maps.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz Have you ever wondered what your neighborhood used to look like, what the area around your house looked like 30-40 years ago? I was discussing with a friend how much Torbay has changed. Long Bay … Continue reading

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Uber’s food service is coming to Melbourne

Uber is set to launch its food deliver service in Melbourne as early as next month, despite its ride-sharing service still being deemed illegal in Victoria. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.theage.com.au Uber is a wild card that in my opinion … Continue reading

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Animated Maps Illustrate the Hell of Bay Area Commuting

Your hellish commute has never looked so pretty. A new set of animated maps plots the commutes of 3.3 million Bay Area residents commuting to 110,000 destinations. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.wired.com When was the last time you looked at … Continue reading

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Facebook Is Making a Map of Everyone in the World

And they’re using a brand new A.I. technique and a whole lot of computing power to do it. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.theatlantic.com Just have a think about what you posted on your Facebook account since you first started. Now … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurs realised three words can pinpoint ANYWHERE on the planet

Chris Sheldrick, pictured, and Jack Waley-Cohen’s London-based company, what3words, is used to help map parts of the world which are not covered by precise street addresses. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.dailymail.co.uk Apparently my office is at Happy.Slip.Poster although I’m not … Continue reading

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