Because its editors are mostly male, an open-source map that provides data to companies like Foursquare and Craigslist may contain more strip clubs than day care centers.
First designed in 1931, Harry Beck's Tube Map of the London Underground might be the most iconic transit map in the world. But can a design language used to make sense of the 249 miles of underground tunnels be successfully applied to the Tour de France, the biggest bicycle race in the world, with a length of track 10 times longer?
The maps that track death and disease across the world aren’t usually uplifting. But a new map from the Pulitzer Center tells a different kind of story, one that actually marks a set of enormous, but quiet, wins for decreasing the rate of childhood mortality.
Google unrolled a major update to its Maps app for iOS and Android Tuesday, with improved on-the-fly navigation instructions, offline maps, and Uber integration in select cities.
Judgy maps… dividing neighborhoods into their worst stereotypes
There are easily thousands of bars in New York City. And while there are maps of historic watering holes, and lists of the city’s best new bars, there has yet to exist a savvy map of the new drinking staples in town. Luckily, Pop Chart Lab’s latest print, The Distinguished Drinkeries of New York City, is a handy compendium of New York’s most refined places to go when you want to get a buzz on.
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Americans think the French have smelly armpits. Swedes think Germans make bad cars. Here are the narrow-minded and hilarious ways that people around the world envision the map of Europe.
“In total, if passengers were willing to go just three minutes out of their way, 40% of the trips could have been eliminated.”
For the most part, the visualization reinforces half-marketed, half-social stereotypes. Coors really does “tap the Rockies,” and people in the Lone Star state actually drink Lone Star. Corona is the beer of beaches—the kids in SoCal love it — though don’t tell Floridians and their Yuengling that. And Milwaukee’s Best is absolutely a popular drink in Milwaukee.
From London to New York, adding the third dimension gives us a better grasp of what lies above and below us in a city.
Extremely useful! Maps show the best coffee shops by subway stops
An artist has mapped the Internet, literally. According to this amazingly detailed feat of imaginative cartography, posted on the social network deviantART, you could navigate the “Ocean of Information” only to find yourself adrift on the northern island of Wikipedia (it looks a little like Greenland).
Each landmass takes on the name of a popular English-language website or web service and is kinda sorta scaled to its popularity.
Humans have always yearned for an earthly paradise, be it Xanadu or Club Med. A new book features our attempts to find heaven on earth.
Francophiles and cartographers would probably agree that it’s impossible to adequately convey the magic of Paris on a flat, lifeless map. But French designer Antoine Corbineau has come close in his newest print—a neon vision of the City of Light that resembles pop-art stained glass. With a tangle of streets in white against buildings in bold pinks, yellows, and reds, you can try to use this map for navigation, but you’d probably be better off hanging it on the wall.