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Cool Map Thing: 1906 Los Angeles Transit Map is Impressive But Oppressive

Turn-of-the-century Los Angeles didn't have a shortage of weird problems, but it sure did have some extensive public transportation within its borders. This map, printed in 1906 by the Travel and Hotel...

Apps for transport maps: connecting the dots in a complex ecosystem

Smartphone apps are transforming the way we travel, and the transport app eco-system is more fertile than ever. With web giants like Google rubbing shoulders with tiny start-ups to bring digital conveniences to passengers, a number of key trends have…

Google's New 'Smarty Pins' Tests Your Geography Trivia Knowledge

6 days agoLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

It?s the middle of the week, so why not step away from that spreadsheet and take a little break with a new game from the folks over at Google Maps. They call it Smarty Pins, and it is a little bit of geography travel with a tech twist. Show More Summary

McMoon's and the Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project

If you've ever used Street View on Google Maps to preview an unfamiliar travel destination, then you'll understand the reasoning behind NASA's Lunar Orbiter missions during the late '60s. The space probes were doing reconnaissance and beamed back 160...

Data Visualization: What Does a NYC Taxi’s Day Look Like?

This is an absolutely fascinating — hypnotic even — depiction of what the daily metrics of a New York City Taxi looks like, overlaid on top of a map. You can track passengers, distance traveled, revenue, even tips. Bravo! I wish we could make the data from our business (Financial planning/asset management) look this compelling!...Read More

Miss USA Nia Sanchez -- Learns Name of Nevada Capital … Even Finds It On a Map

Miss USA Nia Sanchez... who famously couldn't name the capital city of Nevada -- even though she competed as Miss Nevada -- paid her first official visit Wednesday to, um, that place.The brunette beauty traveled to Carson City to meet with Mayor…

New features make Google Maps on iOS an even better travel companion

For nearly two years, Apple has been dedicated to building the only mobile maps app you’ll ever need on your iOS device, but with every improvement to Google Maps, it becomes more and more difficult to convert. This past week, Google...Show More Summary

Mapping and Travel Planning Program for the Roman Empire

2 weeks agoOdd : Neatorama

Let's say that you've been transported back in time to the Second Century A.D. You're in Eburacum, a Roman fort located in what is now Barnsley, South Yorkshire, UK. You want to get Tanais, which is a Greco-Roman colony at the mouth of the Don River in what is now Russia. Show More Summary

The 20 Most Pinned Places in the United States

There is no denying that Pinterest is the ultimate site for travel inspiration. It allows you to save interesting places to visit later, even using their site as a mobile search and mapping tool while you're traveling. This is extremely...Show More Summary

Awesome new Google Maps trick makes travel planning even easier

Google unveiled a new Google Maps trick that should further help users who often find themselves planning trips and/or outdoor activities with the help of the company’s popular mapping application: The desktop version of Google Maps now lets users measure distances between various points. Show More Summary

Maps With Me Lite is an offline mapping app for Android

3 weeks agoTechnology : Ghacks.net

I do not use maps that often, usually only when I'm in a foreign country or a city that I do not know my way around in. A map was helpful when I traveled to Jerusalem for instance as I was not there before. When it comes to mapping apps that you can take with […] The post Maps With Me Lite is an offline mapping app for Android appeared first on gHacks Technology News.

One Night in Strasbourg (Lunch at Chez Yvonne–Featuring Chocroute Garnie–and An Epic Michelin-Starred Dinner at Buerehiesel)

Once I made up my mind that I would travel to Paris from London by train, I looked at a map and realized it would be silly to return to London to fly to Munich (where I’d be meeting Craig for the Munich Film Festival two days later); a far more sane idea would be [...]

The TripAdvisor app now lets you download reviews and maps for on-the-go access even while offline

TripAdvisor’s iOS and Android apps have been updated with a useful offline feature, which lets travelers download review, photos and city maps before they set out on their trip, so they can then access the information on-the-go even without internet connection. Show More Summary

21 Incredible Experiences You Only Get To Have While Traveling

3 weeks agoOdd : Thought Catalog

Realizing that, for the first time on your trip, you know where you’re going without having to look at a map.

Catavino’s Port Wine Lodges Map

4 weeks agoFood & Drink / Wine : CataVino

Over a decade ago, Ryan and I travelled to Portugal with a passionate desire to explore its culture and its wines. Having started in Lisbon, lapping up an “exotic” new perspective, we headed north to one of the most picturesque cities in the the world, Porto. With its multifaceted textures and rich history, Porto […]

Following acquisition by Nokia HERE, Desti to shut down on September 3

When HERE, Nokia’s mapping division, acquired personalized travel planning app Desti in late May, the company said it would shut down the app in about 90 days. True to its word, Desti has notified users that the app will take a long sleep starting on September 3. Show More Summary

How to find a local business or restaurant with Siri

Want to check out that fancy new restaurant your colleague recommended? Traveling and want to check out an awesome store a friend recommended to you but don't know where it's at? Regardless what you need to find, the Maps app and Siri...Show More Summary

Give Old Maps New Life as Tile Coasters

The next time you return from a fun adventure, commemorate your travels and create unique coasters using maps of the destination. And it's a great way to give new life to an old atlas. Pick your favorite locations or close-up street maps for a unique look. Show More Summary

Mapping the decreasing rate of childhood mortality across the world

On Wednesday’s PBS NewsHour broadcast, Hari Sreenivasan travels to Guatemala with the Pulitzer Center’s Roger Thurow to Guatemala to find out why the nation with the highest childhood malnutrition rates in the Americas is inspiring so...Show More Summary

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