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Apple's Setting Up Shop In The UK To Make Maps

I’m sure there are some benefits in being based in Cupertino, California. But in an effort to build its international presence beyond its home base, Apple is looking to establish a new research and development centre in Cambridge, England.


Some Crazy Genius Hid A Cat In Google Maps

If you’ve been exploring the fine town of Auckland, New Zealand, on Google Maps lately, you might’ve spotted a strange shape just north of the Parnell Cricket Club. It’s a cat. (Or at least, it was cat.) Google’s not exactly sure how it got there.


Global Incident Maps Tell You How Screwed The World Is In Real Time

You are looking at the current disease outbreaks in the United States, as displayed in real time by Global Incidents Map. They have many more, including forest fires, hazardous materials accidents, amber alerts, border security, drug interdictions, gang crime and now two new ones: human trafficking and food/medicine incidents.


New Software Lets The Visually Impaired 3D-Print A Map To Go

You probably get pretty frustrated when you catch your parents printing out Google Maps directions even though they have a smartphone, but the notion seems less ridiculous when those same maps are coming off of a 3D printer as a way to let the visually impaired safely navigate a city by foot.


NBN Co Announces The First 140 Suburbs To Get FTTN

It’s time. After much administrative arseing around, political double-speak, and general tapping of feet to pass the time, NBN Co has recommitted itself to the task of building the nation’s fast fibre network, this time with fibre-to-the-node as its design. The government’s broadband behemoth outed 140 new suburbs that will commence building FTTN services within a year. Are you on the list?


These Beautiful Maps Show How Similarly City Streets Are Arranged

These gloriously rich maps, dripping in trippy neon colour, are more insightful than they may first appear — because their hue actually reveal similarities in the way city streets are oriented.


What Cities Smell Like, Visualised

It’s easy to notice on a street corner, but it’s hard to track as you navigate an entire city: smell, despite being a crucial stimulus, is much harder to quantify than other sensory cues like sound or light. But that hasn’t stopped Kate McLean from trying.


A Beautiful Map Of Tokyo's Extremely Complex Subway And Railway System

This one-eyed spaghetti monster is not the official map of the Tokyo, but one designed by Korean design studio Zeroperzero. It not only shows the system itself, but also the landmarks, acting as a tourism guide too. They have other maps for cities like New York, London and Paris.


Find The Perfect Laptop In This Comprehensive, Interactive Map

There are a lot of laptops out there. A lot. Too many to navigate easily. But this chart thrown together by Marek Gibney helps. It’s called the Tourist Map of Laptops, and it can help you grok the whole wide range of available computers at least a little bit.


A Map Of Amazon's Empire Of Warehouses And Shipping Centres

Over the past decade Amazon has developed an incredible infrastructure of warehouses and fulfilment centres dedicated to delivering toilet paper and books within hours. For customers, these spaces are invisible, rarely thought about or even seen. But a new map reveals exactly where they are — and how quickly they’re springing up.


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