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The Future Mapping Company

Striking and contemporary high-quality world wall maps (Future Map Aqua - Luminous Red - Gold pictured)- an alternative and thought-provoking vision of our planet, using an equal-area projection to represent countries in their correct proportional size (something which a lot of maps don’t do).

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Posted: July 19th, 2010
at 4:03pm by Koookiecrumbles


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Moscow Metro Map 2100

For $14 USD you can get a hold of Art. Lebedev Studio’s newly redesigned map of Moscow’s Metro system. Above is what it will look like in 2100.

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Posted: June 19th, 2010
at 5:00pm by Koookiecrumbles


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The Beauty of Maps

Above is the historical map of the constellation Serpentarius- learn more about its meaning, see video tours, exhibitions and other amazing maps at BBC.

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Posted: June 15th, 2010
at 2:10pm by Koookiecrumbles


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Ten Maps that Changed the World

USSR’s Be On Guard! 1921

The Waldseemuller world map named and envisaged America as a separate continent for the first time.

Read the complete list over at dailymail.co.uk

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Posted: May 27th, 2010
at 3:01pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: art,web,politricks,weaponry,design,science,"ninja",travel,development,philosophy,ir,maps

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Modern Science Map

500 Years of Science, Reason & Critical Thinking via the medium of gross over simplification, dodgy demarcation, glaring omission and a very tiny font.

The map of modern science was created to celebrate the achievements of the scientific method through the age of reason, the enlightenment and modernity.

Despite many of the scientific disciplines mapped having more ancient origins, I have restricted the map to modern science starting from the 16th century scientific revolution.

The map primarily includes modern scientists who have made significant advances to our understanding of the world, however I have also included many present day scientists who fuel a passion for, and advances in, science through communication and science popularisation.

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Posted: January 31st, 2010
at 2:42pm by Koookiecrumbles


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A la Carte Maps

A la Carte Maps, where you have a local friend in exciting cities all over the world.

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Posted: January 30th, 2010
at 5:19pm by Koookiecrumbles


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Mapping the Republic of Letters

Historians and other humanities scholars are increasingly seeking to develop and use visualization tools, methods, and theories for making sense of patterns in large sets of heterogeneous historical data with multiple dimensions. For example, theAElectronic Enlightenment database of over 55,000 letters and documents exchanged between 6,400 correspondents in the Republic of Letters presents a typical challenge confronting the emerging field of digital humanities. How can humanities scholars trained in close reading of individual documents make sense of patterns in large sets of data?

The new challenges posed by an exponentially growing corpus of online historical data also present an opportunity for collaborations with computer scientists interested in data visualization, interpretation, and human-computer interaction. Computer scientists are deeply interested in how users interact with visualization tools to explore, explain, and engage with data to create meaning. We engaged in an iterative, collaborative effort that brought together historians, computer scientists, and an academic technology specialist to design data visualizations to represent the intellectual network of the Republic of Letters.

The above visualization was developed in 2009 by Stanford Computer Science professor Jeff Heer’s students, Yuankai Ge, Daniel Chang, Shiwei Song in collaboration withAMapping the Republic of Letters,ATooling Up for Digital Histories, and theAElectronic Enlightenment Project. We engaged in an iterative, collaborative effort that brought together historians, computer scientists, and an academic technology specialist to design data visualizations to represent the intellectual network of the Republic of Letters.This mapping tool stands apart from the collection, providing a visual browsing tool with direct links to the digitized content in EE available to subscribers according to EEP’s subscription rules. (SHIFT drag over lines to see links.) The visualization depicts connections between cities for over 55,000 letters and documents exchanged between 6,400 correspondents from the Electronic Enlightenment.

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Posted: January 12th, 2010
at 3:16pm by Koookiecrumbles


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10 Ways Geolocation is Changing the World

Location technologies are transforming how we experience, navigate, and ultimately better our world. From the global to the local, here are #10Ways geolocation is a positive force for good.

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Posted: December 29th, 2009
at 8:33am by Koookiecrumbles


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How Mankind Remade Nature

As scientists get used to the idea that Earth is in a new geological age, that the Holocene a the last geological age a has been replaced by Anthropocene, they're figuring out how it got to be that way.

Two years ago, ecologists Erle Ellis and Navin Ramankutty at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, released a map of the world's biological areas, traditionally known as biomes. Similar maps were found on science classroom walls across the land, but theirs was different in one very fundamental way: They updated the definition of biome to reflect how human beings used the land.

Ellis and Ramankutty said this was much more relevant to the 21st century, with more than six billion people using more of Earth's water, energy and matter than any other species, than classical biomes that didn't account for humanity's influence. They called their newly-defined areas "anthromes," short for anthropological biomes. It was a map for theAanthropocene.

During a subsequent presentation, someone asked the researchers for details on how the anthropocene evolved. To answer that question, Ellis and Ramankutty have come out with a new set of maps that show how anthromes have changed since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.

"You now have a biosphere that's completely transformed by people. Biology goes on in the human context, not the natural," he said. "And given the idea that most of ecosystem form and process is created by and ruled by human activity, how did it get to be that way?"

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Posted: December 27th, 2009
at 10:35pm by Koookiecrumbles


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