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Boston Squared

Geometry riddle: When is a square not a square?

Answer: When it's in New England.>


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Posted: September 11th, 2009
at 8:36am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: maps

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Highspeed Rail in the US??


An analysis detailing the possibilities of a high speed rail system in the US- definitely a good read.


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Posted: August 8th, 2009
at 8:18pm by Koookiecrumbles

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Categories: architecture,travel,maps

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The United States of Mind


Certain regional stereotypes have long since become cliches: The stressed-out New Yorker. The laid-back Californian.

But the conscientious Floridian? The neurotic Kentuckian?

You bet — at least, according to new research on the geography of personality. Based on more than 600,000 questionnaires and published in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science, the study maps regional clusters of personality traits, then overlays state-by-state data on crime, health and economic development in search of correlations.

click here to continue reading and go to the interactive map

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Posted: May 25th, 2009
at 1:15pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: hood status,life,fo' real?,real life news,"ninja",maps

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Foto del Dia 9.10


This right here was killing me - way too ignorant not to post it on MNP.

.:image via ->

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Posted: September 10th, 2008
at 7:03am by orangemenace

Categories: foto del dia,maps

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XKCD Comix

From the about page:

Who are you?

I’m just this guy, you know? I’m a CNU graduate with a degree in physics. Before starting xkcd, I worked on robots at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Virginia. As of June 2007 I live in Massachusetts. In my spare time I climb things, open strange doors, and go to goth clubs dressed as a frat guy so I can stand around and look terribly uncomfortable. At frat parties I do the same thing, but the other way around.

Who else are you?

Server maintenance and most of the coding for these sites is done by my friend davean, who tries hard to remain invisible but can be reached at Most of the comics are edited/proofread by my good friend Sarah.

What does XKCD stand for?

It’s not actually an acronym. It’s just a word with no phonetic pronunciation. It stands for the comic and everything the comic stands for!

Where did all this start?

I was going through old math/sketching graph paper notebooks and didn’t want to lose some of the work in them, so I started scanning pages. I took the more comic-y ones and put them up on a server I was testing out, and got a bunch of readers when BoingBoing linked to me. I started drawing more seriously, gained a lot more readers, started selling t-shirts on the site, and am currently shipping t-shirts and drawing this comic full-time. It’s immensely fun and I really appreciate y’all’s support.

.::Join the fun at ->

I find these to be hilarious, and so will you. And, in addition to the hilarity, he’s also a fellow Masshole!

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Posted: August 22nd, 2008
at 8:05am by Black Ock

Categories: art,web,contemporary,maps

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Ninjas on the Net : Firenze


Be sure to head on over to AMNP‘s recent Video Sunday to explore the questions of working with doubt…shifting sideways, it is now time for a MNP approach to the Ninjas on the ‘Net…..cause that biz is too ill!

What is going on in Florence (Firenze)?

-Jason Arkles fills the last niche with a first at St. Marks English Church
-Cina: alla Corte degli imperatori (China: at the Court of the Emperors) is currently on exhibit
-Italian idiomatic expressions are food for thought!
-read about the future of energy and Italy-learn the recipe of the ‘best’ gelato in all the land found at Gelateria Grom
-the science of art : a journey to preserve Sebastiano Mainardi
-The Shock of the Old : Stendhal Syndrome
-PEEP these stairs and tell me you wouldn’t want to stay here-a general walk-through of the world of the Renaissance Art & Architecture of the city
-photographs from Del Giglio : Lingua : Arte : Cultura-"Usability evaluation is not a universal panacea." -a take from CHI 2008-Florence by Net-Il sindaco di Firenze querela Wikipedia


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Posted: June 5th, 2008
at 9:01am by Koookiecrumbles

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Categories: ninjas on the net,maps

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MNP Geospatial : O’Reilly Where 2.0 2008 Conference


Where to start and where to begin?

We would like to say happy trails to all of the attendees, speakers, and Brady Forrest, Conference Chair, for enabling a spectacular culmination of ideas and of course people.

I was happy to partake in most of the tutorials and listen amongst the speakers while experiencing the bounds of the various "heat" maps that were located throughout the conference quarters. Apparently by the end of the conference like-minds had been appointed none other than a grossly giddy quite title. [see the O’Reilly photo at the end of this leaf]


In accordance with the final speaker of the assembly, Erik Hersman, it would be ignorant not to capstone anterior surprises: the activist mapping that was prevalent throughout caught the most of my attention. Eduardo Jezierski spoke passionately about the unique relationships of choice presented when definition arrives at the corner of life and death.

Are maps accessible enough for general consumption? George Demmy and TerraGo Technologies have solved this quandary by paralleling the PDF format with GIS.

MNP asks eight (8) questions concerning the future of the geospatial web

What kind of ramifications does the radius creep of related map stock pose for accurate data?

Are humans inherently familiar with maps?

How do people look for local information?

Are neighborhoods redundant or sequential in the quest to better understand city framework?

What is the proper form of a map?

How do we accurately report "data"?

What are movement signatures?

Which industries will be impacted the most by GIS?


The most creative application of map wizardry? Bar none, Andrea Vaccari, team member of the NYTE project really pressed the steam for an instant boil of how paired maps are with the visual.

Chimp geniuses would have had fun with all of the possibilities that DIY drones set forth. That being said do NOT sleep on Light42.

How does this all relate to the real/city world approach to progressive geospatial understanding? According to the crowd theory of Paul Torrens, these value packages can only be evaluated within the boundaries of understanding the nuances of exception as well the opponents of acceptance.


Who will rule the map world? A grand question that ESRI, Google Earth, and Virtual Earth would love to answer. If I was wearing the right hat, it would probably be a toss-up between the capabilities, the level of interaction, and the information….. until Where 2.0 2009!
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Posted: June 2nd, 2008
at 8:01am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: hood status,myninjaplease,computers,apple,web,cell phones,robots,weaponry,architecture,design,science,et cetera,diy,maps

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Stefanie Posavec "On the Map"


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Posted: April 7th, 2008
at 1:50am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: hood status,myninjaplease,too good to be true,design,science,maps

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World Life Expectancy Map

Just to juxtapose a previous post, here’s a world life expectancy map. Click it to go to the source page.


World Life Expectancy

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Posted: January 7th, 2008
at 5:58pm by Black Ock

Categories: life,not ninja-worthy,fo' real?,maps

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