Best of the Blogs monthly – April 2016

By on 26 April, 2016

Each month, Spatial Source looks back on the best of the month’s Best of the Blogs.


Someone went and published a map of every Australian river and stream – all 1.3 millions of them! Robbi Bishop-Taylor used Geoscience Australia vector data and QGIS to create the map. The result is so beautiful  you can even pick up a digital print from Etsy.



Buzzfeed proved they can do much more than just cat videos and fail compilations- this week sharing a long probing article into United States spy plane operations, the technology they carry and the technology being used to track and share their movements for the public to see, as shown in the accompanying series of maps.



More than half of Syria’s population has been displaced in what is one of history’s biggest refugee crises.This moving storymap from Esri shows you the places and the faces that have been uprooted, not just in Syria but across many troubled regions.



Ever wondered where in the world you are looking to when you stare across the ocean? Thanks to the ellipsoidal shape of the Earth, you may be surprised to discover just how far you can see, as this series of maps from Andy Woodruff show.



SpaceX made history this month when its Falcon 9 rocket stuck its first successful landing on a drone ship and Elon Musk did a perfect tweet of the footage accompanied by T-Pain and Lonely Islands song “I’m on a Boat (Motherf***er)”. Musk later deleted the tweet, but thankfully Tech Insider saved it for our enjoyment.


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