1. Need a break? Help the New York Public Library train computers to recognize building shapes and other information from old city maps. View in High-Res

    Need a break? Help the New York Public Library train computers to recognize building shapes and other information from old city maps.

  2. new york public library

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  1. sunfoundation:

Interactive map of the internet’s underwater paths

Ever wondered how your email can cross the vastness of the ocean and  be delivered almost instantly, anywhere in the world? It’s all down to a  network of fibre-optic cables that link up the continents and transmit  terabits of data every second.


Yes, yes I always did wonder about this. —Wright View in High-Res

    sunfoundation:

    Interactive map of the internet’s underwater paths

    Ever wondered how your email can cross the vastness of the ocean and be delivered almost instantly, anywhere in the world? It’s all down to a network of fibre-optic cables that link up the continents and transmit terabits of data every second.

    Yes, yes I always did wonder about this. —Wright

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    Mapping

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    Technology

  1. sunfoundation:

    MIT’s Free Urban Planning Software Will Help Build The Cities Of The Future

    If we are to improve the quality of life in our cities—27 of which are expected to have more than 10 million people by 2020—we will have to find a better way to build them. MIT’s new software will help.

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    Maps

    Mapping

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    Visualization

    Cities

    urban planning

  1. Posted on 29 August, 2011

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    Reblogged from architizer

    architizer:

    Map an installation by Aram Bartholl.

    It’s happening. —Wright

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    Google

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    Mapping

    Cartography

    Art

    Installation

    Public Art

    Sculpture

    Germany

    Aram Bartholl

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  1. Posted on 17 August, 2011

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    Reblogged from theoinglis

    theoinglis:

    The Evolution of the London Underground Map;

    Above left to right - 1908, 1908, 1910, 1911, 1927, 1933, 1937 and the present day. (Old maps are from here)

    Before the development of the iconic diagram style map in 1931 the tube map was constantly changing, never sticking to a consistent style. Some maps showed what was going on overground too and most of them attempt to be geographically correct, showing the curves and turns of the lines. By 1927 the map has become much clearer and easier to follow. 

    The problem was that the train lines were getting longer and this made it impossible to fit everything into one map. Keeping it geographically accurate would have meant that the centre became smaller and harder to read, and the centre is the most densely packed and most important part. In comes Harry Beck in 1931, inspired by electronic circuit diagrams he had the idea of scrapping geographical accuracy and making all lines straight with only 45 and 90 degree angles. Design history was made and the map has barely changed since, becoming an icon and one of the easiest to use maps in the world!

    Interestingly some people think the map should be more geographically correct once again, have a look at this article for more on that. Personally I dont think the tube map needs changing. But if they could include a seperate geographically correct version of the centre of London on the pocket tube map, people would see how close some stations are together and it would encourage walking. But the map itself, isn’t broke so why fix it! 

    You just gotta love London, right? —Wright

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  1. humanscalecities:

The animation was made by Urban Change using data from the Atlas of Urban Expansion, a project by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

    humanscalecities:

    The animation was made by Urban Change using data from the Atlas of Urban Expansion, a project by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

  2. urbanization

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