Best of the Blogs 11 November 2014

By on 11 November, 2014

Flight path map

Strange maps is showing of the strangely beautiful maps created from aggregate flight data.


The Cut (part of NY Mag) have reported on the world’s first porno shot entirely from a drone. While it’s actually not quite as NSFW as you might expect (tiny slithering dots in the distance), this gem from the article sums it up quite nicely: “A commentary on civil-liberties issues and surveillance in modern society? No, says one of the filmmakers, the agenda of Drone Boning (poetry) was simpler: ‘The plan was to take beautiful landscapes and just put people f***ing in them.’”


IEEE Spectrum have all the goss on the Rosetta Lander as it prepares to touch down on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko – an decade long journey that will hopefully end well.


IEEE Spectrum also has an article on the security risks and requirements facing intelligent transport systems/autonomous vehicles.


Maps Mania has linked interested Hobbits to a map that shows all the locations used to shoot the epic three-part film.

Also focusing on our neck of the woods is Maps Mania’s post highlighting a Queensland Dinosaur Trail map. Dinosaurs are dino-mite!


Views of the World has created a cartogram of the world’s university rankings (compared to population) for 2014/15.


Fast Company has created visualisations of the world’s 10 fastest growing cities, showing how tiny cities have boomed into budding megalopolises in just a few decades.

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