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To Improve Your Sense of Direction, Lose the Technology

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:25:59 -0500

For the directionally challenged, traveling can be a frustrating, time-wasting ordeal. But there are steps you can take to improve your sense of direction.

Endangered Species and the Stuff We Buy, All Mapped Out

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 17:12:09 -0500

A series of maps produced by researchers visualize the link between global trade and its environmental impact.

Columnist Secret Santa: An ‘Invitation to the Resistance,’ Humility and Meatloaf for All

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 08:27:57 -0500

Op-Ed columnists participate in a virtual Secret Santa.

Daily Report: An Autonomous Car Future Needs Better Maps

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 05:00:03 -0500

The National Transportation Safety Board is urging companies to show grade crossings on the digital maps used by humans — and, one day, robots — for navigation.

Rail Crossing Warnings Are Sought for Mapping Apps

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 19:39:55 -0500

The National Transportation Safety Board asked tech companies to add the locations of grade crossings into digital maps and to provide alerts for drivers.

What Makes a City: A Highly Subjective, Idiosyncratic New York Atlas

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 10:41:50 -0500

New York’s history, languages and people are communicated through maps in “Nonstop Metropolis,” edited by Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro.

Ewen Whitaker, Who Guided NASA to the Moon, Dies at 94

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 20:29:44 -0500

Mr. Whitaker had no formal training as an astronomer, but he used his unparalleled knowledge of the lunar surface to select landing sites for spacecraft.

Donald Trump’s Path: What Map Should Democrats Fear the Most?

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 07:06:10 -0500

A 269-269 tie in the Electoral College would be decided in the House, and why the Clinton campaign is now trying harder to defend Pennsylvania.

Updated Brain Map Identifies Nearly 100 New Regions

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 13:03:49 -0500

Data from 1,200 brain scans performed as part of the Human Connectome Project allowed researchers to unveil the brain’s hidden geography.

Stuff We Liked: Game of Thrones and Parking

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 09:23:56 -0500

Data visualization for “Game of Thrones” fans, the real cost of free parking and an app that lets you avoid left turns.