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Why OpenStreet Map Matters

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I really liked this essay by Serge Wroclawski on why OpenStreet Map matters, which I found through the Gizmodo reprint. To be honest it doesn’t exactly say anything ground breaking for geographers, but it does so in a nice, concise presentation that anyone who isn’t a geographer can follow. The punchline of the piece is […]

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Map of NCAA Affiliation

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In honor of March Madness, Gizmodo has a series of NCAA college basketball affiliation as measured by Facebook likes. So if you’re into college basketball and into maps, you’ll really dig that link (note I fit only one of these criteria, and I kinda dig’em). Note on the bottom for Sue…. most people hate Duke […]

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John Snow Meme

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I humbly submit to the geography faithful these two memes I just created EDITED: One of our readers, Catholicgauze as he likes to be called, has crafted this in response. Bravo! Let’s keep the ball rolling everyone! 🙂

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Moon’s Gravity Mapped To The Micron

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Gizmodo has a really cool article about NASA’s attempts to map the moon’s odd gravity down to the micron. Two orbiters around the moon are part of the GRAIL program have been tasked with measuring the moon’s micro gravity in an attempt to understand the moon’s interior structure. The two orbiters have been collecting data […]

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Why Red States Are Red And Blue States Are Blue

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Has anyone else given this a lot of thought? Why does red = Republican and blue = Democrat in the US? Would it surprise you to find out that convention really didn’t fully catch on until as late as 2000? I can remember as a kid seeing a sea of blue on TV when Reagan […]

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Sandy Explained

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NASA has given a great explanation of how and why Sandy behaved the way it did. Score several for remote sensing, climate science, and meteorology! Via Gizmodo

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Google Adds Amber Alerts to Maps and Search Results

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Google has started adding Amber Alerts to its map and search results. They’re doing this through a partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Basically, they’re combining the local search information with NCMEC’s Amber Alert system. It should include any descriptive information and how to contact the system if you happen to […]

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Clever Google Maps Manipulations by Christoph Niemann

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Anyone who spends more than an hour around me knows I like clever word manipulations. Yep, I find them punny. Christoph Niemann has just taken this to a whole new level with Clever Google Maps Manipulations. Some of them are funny (like My Way or the Highway) and some of them are pretty nifty visual […]