Best of the Blogs, 4 November 2014

By on 4 November, 2014

Broadband Map

James Fee has posted a link to 40 maps that explain the internet. Cool to see how this invaluable resource has grown since 1969. Shown here is world broadband speeds – note that Australia doesn’t rank near the top. For shaaaaame.

 

IEEE Spectrum talks of the recent Orbital rocket disaster, including how the ISS will receive those destroyed supplies. Includes a video of the explosion, in case you missed it.

 

WIRED has a great article on the cartographers employed by the New York Times – often pressured to create informative maps in a flash as news breaks. A cool job, no doubt.

 

With Christmas on the horizon, it’s time to start dropping those subtle hints for what you really want. What better list to share around than Jonathan Crowe’s list of 10 map books of 2014?

 

GIS Café has written up an overview of the Inaugural ASPRS UAS Conference 2014 held in Reno.

 

Time has created a map of every single recorded Ebola outbreak in history, providing a comprehensive look at this hideous (but controllable) disease.

 

Maps Mania’s maps of the week round-up contains some corkers, including an historic map updated for contemporary use; Heatmap News, a global heatmap of news stories (my fav); and a map of emancipation during the American Civil War.

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