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The Noisiest Neighbourhoods In New York, Seattle, And San Francisco

Car alarms, jackhammers, barking dogs, drunken brawls outside your window — ah, the sounds of the city. Urban living comes with challenges, and annoying, loud noise is one of ’em. But these maps show us which neighbourhoods you’ll want to steer clear of in three major U.S. cities if you want a sound night’s sleep. Maybe get a hotel elsewhere?

For Decades, The Public Was Not Allowed To View Maps Of The US Internet

There’s a good reason why you don’t know how data gets from one place to another on the internet. The major network cables that truss the United States haven’t ever been fully viewable to the public — until now.

This Digital Map Of The Seafloor Can Help Scientists Predict Environmental Change

We know less about the deep ocean than we do about the surface of Mars. But if we want to really understand how humans are impacting the Earth, we need to start looking down deep into the muck. That’s why scientists created the first digital map of the seafloor’s geologic composition.

Apple's Taking Cars To The Road To Add Street View-Like Features To Maps

With a subtle announcement on its website, Apple has confirmed that it’s sending cars out on to the streets of the US, UK and Ireland in order to acquire data — including images — that will be used to improve its Maps service.

These High-Tech Archaeological Tools Will Help Rebuild Nepal's History

As rescue efforts in Nepal begin to shift to recovery mode, relief workers in the earthquake-ravaged country are focusing on infrastructure — including the catastrophic loss of so many historic structures. And they’re increasingly using emerging technology to do it.

These Maps Plot The Most Interesting Places And The Paths Between Them

For the past five years data artist Eric Fischer’s been working on something called the Geotaggers’ World Atlas, a project which hopes to discover the world’s most interesting places by examining beautiful Flickr photos. As it turns out, the maps showing the routes between them are just as beautiful.

Two Ways You Can Join Nepal's Earthquake Relief Effort From A Computer

There are a few important ways you can contribute to the Nepal earthquake relief effort from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.

This Lost Map Changed How We Saw The World

In 1815, William Smith drew a map of the United Kingdom which transformed the scientific landscape: It laid the foundations for modern geology, and identified natural resources which would beget the Industrial Revolution. But up until last year, this first-edition copy was considered to be lost forever.

How Our Future Cities Will Look After Extreme Flooding 

We know sea levels are rising. We can even project how the rising ocean will change our cities. But seeing how drastically our world will be changed, thousands of years in the future? That’s something else.

OpenStreetMap Finally Does Directions, And That's Amazing

OpenStreetMap is an amazing, free, open-source alternative to the other mapping tools on the Internet. And now, it just got a whole lot better: it now offers A-to-B directions, directly from its homepage.

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