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

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Car Navigation Systems Plot a Course Forward Against Phone Apps

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 14:32:21 GMT

In-dash navigation systems aren’t as nimble as their smartphone counterparts. But as cars get more complicated, built-in could mean better.

Strava Fitness App Can Reveal Military Sites, Analysts Say

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 15:11:45 GMT

A global map published by the company shows users’ movements and is said to expose data about bases and personnel, including those of U.S. forces in Iraq and Syria.

Using Drones and Netflix in the Andes, but Sidestepping Google Maps

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 14:59:29 GMT

Nicholas Casey, Andes bureau chief for The Times, discussed the benefits of technology in many South American countries — and why Google Maps isn’t the best tool there.

Why Experts Don’t Believe This Is a Rare First Map of America

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:00:23 GMT

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

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 17:35:55 GMT

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

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 18:59:53 GMT

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.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:58:32 GMT

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 18:32:03 GMT

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 09:00:24 GMT

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 18:00:50 GMT

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