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Samsung Is Getting Nokia's Here For Navigation

However good Google Maps might be, Samsung has decided that it can offer better. Teaming up with Nokia, a beta version of Here for Android is being made available exclusively for Samsung.


A Map Of Every Device In The World That's Connected To The Internet

Where is the internet? This map might explain it better than any statistics could ever hope to: The red hot spots show where the most devices that can access the internet are located.


Two Maps Look At Police Buildup And Twitter Fallout From Ferguson

Militarising the US police force is nothing new. Ferguson, Mo., is just an uncommon, eye-opening example. The thousands of photos picturing heavily armed, camo-clad cops strewn across the internet illustrates that we may have crossed the threshold of reason.


Use This Tool To See Where Google Maps Thinks You've Been

The only time I ever get freaked out by how much different companies know about me is when I see the data they have visualised. If you want to freak yourself out all over again about GPS info, Google’s location reporting service still allows you to visualise on a map everywhere you’ve been in the last 30 days. Here’s a reminder on how you do it.


Watch How Open-Source OpenStreetMap Mapped The Globe In Just 7 Years

A decade ago, OpenStreetMap launched as a free, open-source alternative to the other mapping tools you may encounter on the internet. Turns out that the collaborative experiment worked exceptionally well, and thanks to a new site, you can see for yourself how the Wikipedia of mapping has covered the whole planet.


Here's How To Explore The Moon And Mars In Google Maps

Everyone’s favourite lil’ rover, Curiosity, has now been rolling around Mars for two years. So it’s high time Google Maps got in on the action — and now, to celebrate the anniversary, it’s launched Maps for Mars and the moon. Getting pin man into space is pretty easy, if you follow a few steps.


This Map Shows How The World's Most Important Cities Change Over Time

Art historian Maximilian Schich put together this pretty visualisation that records humanity’s cultural history over 2600 years. The blue and red dots you see above are the birthplaces and deaths for over 120,000 people who were “notable enough” to have their births and deaths recorded.


Opportunity Rover's Record-Breaking Mars Drive, Mapped

The Opportunity rover landed on Mars way back in 2004. Now, NASA reports that it’s clocked up 40km of driving on the Red Planet — setting a record for the longest distance a vehicle has driven outside Earth.


World Map Created By Plotting Out Each Terrorist Attack Since 1970

It’s incredibly sad that we can basically paint the map of our world just by using the locations of all terrorism acts since 1970. The brightest parts of the map show the areas of the world that have to deal with so much tragedy. The darkest parts are ‘safe’ because so few people live there.


This Slick-Looking Map Tells You Where You Can('t) Fly Your Drone In The US

The Federal Aviation Administration has been dragging its heels on drafting drone regulations, lots of people are confused about, where it’s OK to fly their small aircraft. Using OpenStreetMap and government data, the wizards at MapBox created an interactive map to clear the air.


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