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The World’s Most Complete, High-Res Topographic Map Gets an Update
The view from above just grew clearer
You Are Here: How Digital Maps Are Changing the Landscape of the 21st Century
Mapmakers have more power than ever. But who are the mapmakers?
Laser-Scanning Backpack Creates Instant 3-D Maps of Building Interiors, Everywhere You Go
Just in time for back to school, UC Berkeley researchers have created what might be the coolest backpack ever: a...
Laser Scanning Flyovers of NYC Will Yield Most Accurate 3-D Map
New York City may be on the cutting edge of cuisine and fashion, but in nerdier pursuits like cartography, NYC...
Argh! Tech Fights Back
Your cell phone could save you from a pirate attack. Who knew?
A Map of Death
Ever wondered the likelihood of dying in a natural disaster like an earthquake or hurricane? A new mapping tool shows just that
Those maps on GPS devices and Google don’t just appear. Here’s how a fleet of minivans is working to digitize every road, building and sign in the world