Each week Spatial Source highlights the best that the internet has to offer.
Do you know the difference between GLONASS and BeiDou? Who or what even is a Galileo? You may not know them, but they certainly know how to tell where you are. The HERE blog explains why what you daily call ‘GPS’ should really go the name of ‘GNSS’ or a simply ‘satellite positioning system’ (it makes more sense when they write about it, trust me).
I know, I know, you probably can’t take anymore Pokémon Go. But for those who can, Maps Mania compiled the map cheats you need to catch ‘em all. Someone also went ahead and mapped the whole world, not with what3words, but with What Three Pokémon.
If you were dig a whole right through the centre of the Earth, where would you end up? Unless you live in Patagonia, it would not be China as you may have been told. Maps Mania this week shared the Antipodes Map which shows just where in the world you would end up.
What does Sydney have in common with Buenos Aires? Well in addition to both having “Great Airs” , which is roughly the meaning of Buenos Aires in Spanish, they also share very similar climates. That’s according to the above map, which shows how Australia’s climate compares internationally. Daily Mail shows how Tasmania once again was left of the map, but in this case also received its very own.
There’s more than one way to skin a cat, but perhaps even more ways to project a map. Mike Bostock compiled some 96 very different projections- and that’s not even all of the projections available to us.