It's War on the Streets of Paris
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by Keir Clarke
5h ago
Une Histoire de Rue is a new interactive map which explores the connections between Paris street names and military history. Around 15% of Paris' streets have names which are related to battles, soldiers and/or resistance fighters. This new interactive map allows you to quickly see the extent to which military history is reflected and commemorated in the names of Paris' roads.On the map streets ..read more
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99 Red Balloons Go By
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by Keir Clarke
1d ago
Reuters reports that since December China has sent more than 100 balloons over Taiwan, often passing through air corridors used by civilian aircraft. It is unknown what the balloons are being used for, they could be weather balloons, but many suspect that they are being used to spy on Taiwan.You may remember that in February last year many Americans became enraged by the presence of a Chinese ..read more
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Spreading Love & Peace in Nutopia
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by Keir Clarke
2d ago
Nutopia is a conceptual country which was created by John Lennon and Yoko Ono in 1973 as a form of artistic expression and social commentary. Nutopia was created to be a utopian country with no land, no borders, and no passports, symbolizing an idea of peace and global citizenship.The country of Nutopia has a white flag, symbolizing its surrender to peace, and its national anthem is a few ..read more
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Man Made Star Signs
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by Keir Clarke
4d ago
Space Trash Signs has hit upon a novel and fascinating way of visualizing the problems of space pollution. According to NASA there are around 9,000 tonnes of debris now floating around Earth at speeds of up to 25,000 km an hour. Space Trash Signs uses this debris to create new astronomical constellations or 'star signs'.In 1978 NASA scientist Donald J. Kessler published a paper which ..read more
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Segregation in the U.S.
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by Keir Clarke
5d ago
Stanford University's Segregation Explorer visualizes the levels of segregation between schools and school districts in the United States. Developed by the Educational Opportunity Project at Stanford University, this new interactive map shows the levels of segregation across various regions, including states, metropolitan areas, school districts, and neighborhoods.The new map includes ..read more
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Warmer Stripes for 2023
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by Keir Clarke
6d ago
average global temperatures since 1850 Ed Hawkins' Warming Stripes visualization has now been updated to include 2023. Last year was the warmest year since accurate global records began. Globally the average temperature was 1.18°C (2.12°F) above the 20th-century average of 13.9°C (57.0°F). This means that your local warming stripes will probably now end with a very dark maroon colored stripe ..read more
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Is Europe Ready to Burn?
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by Keir Clarke
1w ago
This week Spanish news site El Diario wondered if Europe was ready for megafires. One of the most noticeable consequences of global heating over the last few years has been the increase in large wild fires across the world. In Megafires Burn Europe El Diario has mapped out all the wildfires in Europe this century which have burnt an area of more than 500 hectares. Two accompanying ..read more
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Welcome To Your New Gardening Zone
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by Keir Clarke
1w ago
In November of last year the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) updated the US plant hardiness map based on the latest weather data (1991–2020). The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is a tool which is designed to help gardeners determine which plants are most likely to thrive in their location. The USDA map is divided into 13 zones based on average coldest temperatures. Zone 1 is ..read more
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Can You Draw America?
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by Keir Clarke
1w ago
This morning I discovered that my geographical knowledge of the United States is ten times worse than I previously thought. Judging by my attempts to draw the outlines of all 50 states onto a blank map of the U.S. my application to the American Geographical Society is probably going to be summarily rejected.Regular readers of Maps Mania (yes both of you) may remember that in March I posted a ..read more
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The Secret Life of Bridges
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by Keir Clarke
1w ago
This amazing animated map visualization shows the cumulative growth of bridges in the U.S. since 1800. The map reveals the development of mass transport over the last two centuries and the enormous role that bridges play in the U.S. economy. The animation is just one of a number of impressive mapped visualizations in Esri's Secret Life of Bridges. The Secret Life of Bridges is an Esri story-map ..read more
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