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New York, New York
Vintage Massimo Vignelli Subway Map
There's a piece of New York City transportation history hidden in plain sight at a Manhattan subway stop.
Added by Ashawnta
Multidimensional Maps That Provide New Perspectives on New York City
The world's most mapped city, as you've never seen it before.
November 06, 2017
How 16th-Century European Mapmakers Described the World’s Oceans
For some, they were an obstacle. For others, they were an opportunity.
October 30, 2017
How Climate Change Affects Cartography
Mapmakers talk about how they approach shifting coastlines and melting ice.
October 26, 2017
San Martín, Peru
Petroglyphs of Polish
This set of mysterious petroglyphs in the Peruvian jungle could shed light on centuries-old activities in the region.
Added by Tony Dunnell
Corner Brook, Canada
Captain James Cook National Historic Site
A statue of the early navigator stands overlooking the land he first surveyed.
Added by thomasharper
For as Much as We Know About the World, There Are Still Dark Spots on the Map
A new atlas aims to surprise.
October 16, 2017
Help Puerto Rico Recover by Mapping Damaged Areas
Response workers need the best possible information to direct aid.
October 09, 2017
Mapping Antwerp's Last 'Invisible Route'
One man tried to find a surveillance camera-free path through his city, and it wasn't easy.
October 02, 2017
This Soviet-era "closed town" was a top secret uranium producer often left off of maps.
Added by ReverieChaser
Johannesburg, South Africa
Over a million items cram the shelves at Africa's largest shop of used and rare books.
Added by feelovestea
Pierre L’Enfant’s (Second) Gravesite
The controversial urban planner who designed Washington, D.C., was buried in Maryland, and can presently be found in Virginia.
Added by Elliot Carter
Mapping the Hidden Movements of Baboon Troops
What researchers have learned from tracking 57,000 individual "baboon decisions."
September 25, 2017
East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Greenwich Meridian Trail
This long-distance walking route follows the Prime Meridian line as it passes through England.
Added by Dr Alan P Newman
In 1859, the United States and Britain Almost Went to War Over a Pig
Hundreds of soldiers and sailors faced off over one tiny island in the Pacific Northwest.
September 13, 2017
Belgrade’s Modernist Masterpieces
A city's distinctive architectural heritage.
September 12, 2017
Why Modern Cartographers Are So Impressed With This 16th-Century Map
A mariner's take on a town in "New Spain" was notably accurate for its time.
September 11, 2017
Poledník Lookout Tower
A Cold War secret surveillance tower used to spy on radio communications.
Added by Sebastian Wortys
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