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By on 11 April, 2019

Happy GPS Week Rollover!

The Map Room

It’s probably overstating things to compare the GPS week rollover to the Y2K bug (The Next Web, The Verge) but it’s hard not to see some parallels. In each case, it’s a function of too little memory assigned to timestamps.

Real-Time Planes on a 3D Globe

Maps Mania

Live Flights is an experimental project from HERE which shows real-time flights to and from a number of international airports around the world on an interactive 3D globe. On this interactive globe you can see small red and blue airplanes traversing the world in real-time – showing the real locations of real planes.

City of Women

Map of the week

A couple of years ago, Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas by Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro, was published. In honor of Women’s History Month here is one of the more interesting maps, titled City of Women. The authors renamed subway stations after women “by plotting the places where significant women have lived, worked, gone to school, danced, painted, wrote, and rebelled in order to come up with a feminist city.”

Another new design for an old map


Kenneth Field with a new take on the Beck map of the London Underground, and its impact on transit networks worldwide.

Why Vultures Don’t Like Borders

Maps Mania

Vultures can fly huge distances over the course of a single day – but not if they have to cross an international border. In just one day vultures can fly 300 to 400 kilometers in search of food. However scientists in Spain have discovered that Spanish vultures don’t like to fly into Portugal.

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