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Enjoy A Gloriously Detailed Look At The Arctic Before It Melts Away

A series of beautiful digital terrain maps, created by the US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), are immortalizing something that might soon be lost: the magnificent, ice-carved landscapes of the Arctic.

Uber Is Creating Its Own Maps Service

One of the major elements to Uber is maps, and the transport app currently utilises a mix off mapping technologies, including Google Maps. One of those technologies is now its own, with Uber rolling out its own mapping cars to develop more tailored functionality for drivers and passengers.

Here's The Most Complete Ocean Floor Map Ever Made

What lies beneath the deep blue sea? So much more than you might think.

Aww, Norway Wants To Gift A Mountain To Finland

This story takes place far inside the Arctic Circle but, no, it’s not about Santa Claus. What it is about is truly embracing the Christmas spirit — the part where you give of yourself.

The Fascinating Reason Why The Coldest Days Of The Year Vary So Wildly In The US

Statistically, the coldest days of the year should be a pretty simple thing to map. So why does this map look so splotchy?

Real-Time Traffic Cameras Could Make Me Actually Use Bing Maps

Yes, Bing Maps does still exist, and thanks to a brand-new update, you might even have a reason to use it again.

Find Your House On This Map And Watch The Satellites Passing Above You

There are more than 2250 satellites orbiting the Earth right now. But that abstract number didn’t prepare me for the shock of watching a Soviet-era rocket body whipping over my house in real-time.

This Map Shows The First Snowfalls Across America

A heatwave is keeping most of the US toasty right now, but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says they’re all living in denial — winter is coming, and it has a data visualisation to prove it.

England Uploads Free Digital Model Of The Entire Country After Minecraft Players Ask For It

Laser scanning has helped England do everything from discovering new things about Stonehenge to planning better flood infrastructure. Now, the country has made the entirety of its massive trove of scans available for free — in part because of requests from everyone from researchers to Minecraft players.

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?

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