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How To Read Satellite Data Maps Of The Earth

NASA’s Earth Observatory has spent over 15 years using satellites to collect hordes of real-time data across our planet’s surface. They reveal everything from temperature and energy use, to how much radiation we beam into space. Here’s how to understand satellite data maps to understand our planet’s vital signs.


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.


Suunto Ambit2 (HR) Review: The Smartwatch For Badasses

The Suunto Ambit2 (HR) won’t read you your email and doesn’t know Will.i.am’s phone number. But, it will tell you your precise location anywhere on earth and powerfully monitors your physical exertion. How many beers did that climb burn? http://indefinitelywild.gizmodo.com/achieving-hima…


A Map Of The World's Largest Annual Human Migration

In the days and weeks before Chinese New Year, some 700 million people cram onto trains, buses, planes and boats to go home. This mass migration is the largest annual movement of humans in the world, and now it can be tracked by smartphone.


How To Save Maps To Your Phone So You Won't Get Lost, Even Without Data 

Don’t let a dodgy data connection hamper your attempts to get from A to B: Many of the mapping tools on the market enable you to cache tiles for offline use, so even if you’re halfway down a mountain you can still spot the track that will lead to back to civilisation. Here’s how to store maps ahead of time in a couple of the most popular navigation tools, and a few tips for avoiding problems with apps that don’t support the feature.


13 Gorgeous Panoramic Maps Drawn Long Before Satellites Even Existed 

It’s hard for us Google Earth-dependent modern-day humans to conceive of, but there was once a time when we had to imagine what our towns and cities looked like from the sky. In fact, there were famous artists who specialised in creating these panoramic views of Earth, although today, it’s a lost art.


A Year Of Presidential Travel, Mapped

In 2014, US President Obama travelled a bewildering over 188,000 miles (302,557km) — at least according to the best estimates of the Washington Post. This maps shows where he went.


The Bizarre, Glitchy Glory Of Wiggling 3D Map Disasters

Remember a couple of years ago when everybody was freaking out about the all of the 3D-imaging screw-ups in the new Apple Maps? Well, those surreal portrayals of the world we live in, exist in many mapping services. And as one anonymous Tumblr user shows, they’re works of artespecially when they wiggle.


6 Reasons To Switch To Nokia's HERE Maps

Whatever flavour of smartphone you’re using, chances are you haven’t strayed far from the mapping app that came installed as the default. If you’re on Android or Windows Phone (iOS coming soon), there’s a genuine alternative to consider: HERE maps, developed by Nokia and bringing more features to the table than you might imagine. Here are six key features that may persuade you to make the jump from your tried and trusted mapping solution.


Maps Show Which Body Parts In Porn Are The Most Popular Across The World

Pornhub’s always wonderful statistical analysis crack team looked at their glorious search data to answer one of life’s greatest questions: are you a boob or a butt person. After finding out which states and which countries like which part, they mapped it all out for the world to see.


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