How did one line produce two very different worlds?
When Hurricane Harvey ripped through Hitchcock, Texas, in August, it wasn’t just pummeled by nature. The town of 7,300, just across the bay from Galveston, was also the victim of a bad map.
The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project, which tracks hate groups, has its work cut out for it.
Self-driving cars have sparked a "billion dollar war over maps," but the cars are the most boring thing about it. How do machine intelligences read and write the world?
Forget latitude and longitude — how about how long it takes you to get there?
Today the amount of cities in the United States of America with more than a million residents is a double digit number. But all of those cities — as well as all the cities smaller than them — had to start at zero.
Obviously driving in circles doesn't count. What are the two points farthest apart that you can drive to? You better buckle up, it'll be a while.
Hundreds of thousands of people live in flood-prone cities like Houston, Miami, New Orleans, Tampa Bay and New York. Here’s what 500-year floods look like, or could look like, in those cities.
On losing oneself in the geography of fantasy worlds, from Middle Earth to Westeros.
What would you get if you grabbed all the street data from OpenStreetMap and visualized it? This very cool map.
Disqus analyzed 92 million comments over a 16-month period, written by almost 2 million authors on more than 7,000 forums that use the software. The numbers reveal everything from the trolliest time of day to the nastiest state in the union.
It's the cartography of our digital past!
Each state (plus Washington DC) as represented by a single movie. Did your home state get a bonafide classic or a dreadful dud?
It's a Friday afternoon on a perfect summer day, and you're ready to escape the city. Just how fast could you get out? If you picked up your keys and hit the road, here's where you could end up.
Robots are coming, but, at least in the United States, they're landing in clusters. Most are in Michigan and Ohio, the base of the U.S. auto industry, and the home of one of every five robots in the US.
No, it's not in South America. No, it's not next to Canada.
If you don't want to be mired in student debt, maybe avoid states like Ohio and New Hampshire and go chill and study in states like Hawaii (as if we needed any real reasons to want to go to Hawaii).
People are getting excited about the total solar eclipse that will sweep the US on Monday, August 21st. And — perhaps expectedly — no one seems to be more collectively pumped than those who live close to the eclipse's "path of totality".
Have you ever rolled your eyes at a job listing that used the phrase "go the extra mile"? We hope your eyes are warmed up, because you're about to see a lot of bad job listing clichés.
The opening car chase in "Baby Driver" is one of the best scenes of the movie and it's even cooler when you can see how the car chase would unfold in the real-life streets of Atlanta, Georgia (especially when sudden teleportations occur).
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