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News about maps. Commentary and archival information about maps from The New York Times.

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My Smartphone Died, and I Didn’t Miss It. Well, Maybe a Little.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:58:32 -0500

A trip to Italy with a dead smartphone resulted in some predictable withdrawal pains, but also provided welcome respite from the clutter of information.

A Mapathon to Pinpoint Areas Hardest Hit in Puerto Rico

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 14:32:03 -0500

Incomplete records of the island’s landscape can make it a challenge to deliver aid. Using crowdsourcing, volunteers at Columbia University are updating the maps.

Love Urban Architecture? There Are Maps for That

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 05:00:24 -0500

A series of two-sided maps from Blue Crow Media celebrates unsung buildings in cities like Berlin, Boston and Moscow. The latest: Concrete New York.

Dry Cleaning the City’s Oldest Maps

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 14:00:50 -0500

They call themselves “dry cleaners” — government workers who wash and care for some of the oldest maps and architectural drawings of New York City.

Packing Google Maps, but Not an Internet Connection

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:40:25 -0500

Thanks to the app’s ability to download interactive maps, you can still see where you’re going without having to be online.

Finding the Date on a Map Image

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:09:52 -0500

The Street View feature of Google Maps stitches together 360-degree photos of a location, and there is a way to see when an image was created.

How to Plan a Trip With the New TripAdvisor

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 06:00:24 -0500

TripAdvisor has added search features and refreshed its app. We tried it out before, during and after a trip to see if the changes benefit travelers.

Mapping the Brutality of North Korea, and Where the Bodies Are Buried

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 04:30:54 -0500

Defectors who witnessed executions and saw mass graves are helping to identify where North Korea is believed to have carried out its reign of terror.

When You Should (and Shouldn’t) Share Your Location Using a Smartphone

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 02:45:22 -0500

It is now almost impossible to stop location tracking on smartphones. So here are our tips for the best and worst cases of sharing your whereabouts.

Finding All Your Friends on the Map

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 11:41:36 -0500

Several apps can help you and your friends share your location information with each other, no matter which mobile platforms you use.