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

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Why Experts Don’t Believe This Is a Rare First Map of America
Christie’s had planned to sell the map this week, for possibly $1.2 million, but withdrew it from an auction when questions arose about its authenticity.

What Tech Tools Frequent Travelers Should Always Pack
You should always have a portable battery to charge your phone. But other must-haves are not as obvious, says Lucas Peterson, The Times’s Frugal Traveler.

The Technological Race to Find You a Place to Park
Car companies, app makers and navigation services are trying to fix one of the most persistent headaches for drivers: getting a parking spot.

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