Category Archives: Maps

Facebook can map more of Earth in a week than we have in history

Facebook’s incredible mapping feat shows that neural networks are starting to do serious volumes of work seriously fast. Here’s why it matters Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.newscientist.com Facebook is changing how we live and relate. It’s power is immense and … Continue reading

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This Irish startup wants to be a Google Maps for people with disabilities

Two Irish university grads are on a mission to create a web platform that increases accessibility and awareness around the world. Sourced through Scoop.it from: mashable.com I had the privilege of working with some great people in developing New Zealand … Continue reading

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The world’s most powerful passports revealed

The UK lost its share of top spot and fell to third, while the US tumbled even further to fourth in global firm Henley & Partners’ ranking of the number of countries citizens can travel to without a visa. Sourced … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Amateur archaeologists are finding lost Roman roads using lasers

“Latest News – NEW ROAD DISCOVERED,” reads David Ratledge’s page on the Roman Roads Research Association. “After only 45 years of searching, I have at long last found the Roman Road from Ribchester to Lancaster!” Ratledge, an amateur archaeologist, has indeed … Continue reading

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New London Underground map shows how expensive it is to rent stop-by-stop

Another handy London Underground map has been released, this time showing how expensive it is to rent at each Tube stop Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.telegraph.co.uk In my book about buying a house using location based services http://amzn.to/241MlcT I wrote … Continue reading

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Britain’s silliest place names

From Bottom Burn to Netherthong, a new map highlights the silliest towns and villages in Britain Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.telegraph.co.uk This is something you just need to go and look at. There are 10 pages of maps with some … Continue reading

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New map of Britain shows where all our favourite TV shows were filmed

When Tim Ritz was asked by his wife, Kolleen, where Hastings, the setting for ITV’s 1940s drama Foyle’s War was, he drew a map on a post-it note. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.dailymail.co.uk Dear I admit that I haven’t even … Continue reading

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