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.