Best of the Blogs 16 April 2013

By on 16 April, 2013

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GIS Lounge has a post that highlights a site that hosts a map of every single photo taken from the International Space Station – that adds up to a staggering 1,129,177 photos. The maps itself is almost as beautiful as the photos it illustrates. Well worth a look.

 

The Atlantic has a story in honour of the latest exhibit at the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum, which teaches us about 8 tools that were used to navigate the world before GPS and smartphones.

 

The Daily Mail has a story on a new chip developed by the US Military, which is small enough to fit on a 5c coin, yet can track its location without the need for GPS satellites. Very clever.

 

Andy Woodruff outlines in a post on the Cartographer Blog just why choropleth maps are a bad idea on a Mercator projection.

 

Google Maps Mania has a post that looks at a sort-of early version of Street View – an artist in the 70s took continual photographs of the streets of LA, and a new exhibit now compares the streets of the 1973 to the streets of 2002. Quite interesting.

 

Microsoft recently previewed a new thematic mapping feature in Excel that allows geo data to be visualised. GIS now as a standard office product? Very interesting.

 

And, to wrap up this week, The Guardian’s data blog has a map that shows every incident between North and South Korea since the end of the Korean War.

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