Two british institutions collide beautifully in this Doctor Who timeline rendered as a subway map.
Below the Boat creates awesome bathygraphic maps.
Maps that have been laser carved from wood.
Maps that would look awesome on the walls of the den.
Maps that do sadly not have shipping information beyond Canada yet.
Dorothy, an english design company, has published an absolutely awe-inspiring map.
A fictional map.
A fictional map populated entirely by names of movies, and by names of streets in movies.
I’m sure we have a wall that would be infinitely improved by one such poster.
ExtendNY stretches the Manhattan grid over the whole world.
If Seelöwe and the invasion of the new world had succeeded, the map of New York might have taken a whole new turn.
Google Maps now carries weather data.
Central Park Nature effectively maps the huge park, but there’s no online version at all. And lugging the five foot long physical copy around in the park to hunt for the different species of trees is on the impractical side.
The map would make a nice keepsake from a hike through the park, but at least the website doesn’t indicate it being available anywhere else but the webstore.
The first foursquare check-in from space. I don’t think the mayorship of the ISS is as easily contested as a generic downtown bar.
Alphadesigner’s maps on stereotypical views of Europe. Finland comes off as the land of Nokia on most. Except the Vatican’s view.
Newsweek’s New World Order divides the world into seventeen regions, a couple of standalones and a few city-states (like Paris, Singapore and London).
Finland is slotted in with Germany and the scandinavian countries as the New Hansa. Not a bad place to be, though not as inspiring as “Lucky Countries”.
Open Buildings is a crowdsourced directory of noteworthy buildings across the world.
Too bad it’s only offered as an iOS application, even though it would work perfectly as yet another mashup.
howbigreally.com, awe-inspiring geographical visualizations.
“Read Ayn Rand”.
And this display of too much time on somebody’s hands isn’t like to persuade otherwise.
Instead of spinning on its axis, that is.
Witold Fraczek’s article explains the consequences.
Due to the disappearance of centrifugal force, the oceans would be completely realigned. As gravity would be the only meaningful force, the ellipsoidic “bump” would disappear and the water recede towards the poles.
Finland would be submerged completely, and a globe-spanning mega-continent would connect the existing landmasses around the equator.
21 Steps, the novel told using Google Maps as the medium, is functional again.
Maybe this time my 21 second attention span is not able to prevent me from finishing it.
Differentiating where locals and tourists snap pictures.
Red by tourists, blue by locals, yellows by indetrminates.
Pictured: San Francisco, where Golden Gate is entirely tourist-ridden.
Gowalla is a location-based social networking game that’s rapidly expanding all over the world.
Basically participants use their location-enabled gadgets to log their whereabouts. The social aspect is the effortless ability to let your friends know where you are, the gaming aspect is the potential to visit as many locations as possible. And to create plenty of new locations, since the world is mostly unmarked thus far.
Most of the locations are tagged with a default icon (one per subcategory such as a bar, pharmacy or a park), but the most famous ones get a dedicated symbol. Thus far Finland doesn’t seem to have any, whereas Sweden has accrued already several.
Unlike its slightly more famous counterpart Foursquare, Gowalla works well with the Nokia N900. Originally geolocation had to be enabled with a browser add-on, but these days it works out of the box.
Very much like Foursquare, the Gowalla service rewards progress with badges – testimonials of progress (such as visiting and creating new spots).
Google’s Streetview has expanded to cover Finland. The image have been taken last summer, so the country is fortunately not seen in its full November glory.
The HQ is visible, without any suspicious activity outside. Quite unlike what happened when Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne’s house was photographed.
Atlas Obscura, a collection of world’s wonders, curiosities and esoterica.
In other words: a cornucopia of material with which to kill time in boring meetings.