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Map Fold-outs

The Map Projections site offers many printable versions of Polyhedral Maps and Map Fold-outs – Print, cut, fold and glue paper polyhedra to create your own pseudoglobe. Very cool! I’m planning to assemble a Truncated Icosahedron model, but I’m afraid … Continue reading

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Canada at Scale

Canada at Scale: Maps of our History. The maps in this exhibition reflect the evolution of cartography in our country: Aboriginal peoples, European colonial powers, Canadians, governments, private industry and academics all produced precious maps. Although some are less appealing … Continue reading

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Track the Zombies with Google Maps

Lifehacker has a helpful how-to article: Use Google Maps To Track Zombies In Your Area. Plot the best areas for zombie huntings, plan escape routes in case things get too hot, even get on the fly directions from your house, … Continue reading

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Best ever map of the early universe revealed

Astronomy lovers and curious people must read this New Scientist article: Best ever map of the early universe revealed. On Thursday, the WMAP team revealed the best map ever drawn of microwaves from the early universe, showing variations in the … Continue reading

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Maps of London

Charles Booth Online Archive contains the original records from Booth’s survey into life and labour in London, dating from 1886-1903 and Booth family papers from 1799 to 1967. One of the most well-known achievements of Charles Booth’s Inquiry into the … Continue reading

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Rare Books and Glass Plates

Rare Books and Glass Plates – illustrations from Rare Books and other objects in the U.S. Naval Observatory Library Collection. An amusing collection with great images. Take a look too: Uranometria – Bayer’s Uranometria was the first star atlas of … Continue reading

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Greenwood’s Maps of London

Make a travel through Greenwood’s Map of London 1827. This have to be more fun for people that know London, but I liked it. Travel clicking on the map or selecting the place names. There are information about the history … Continue reading

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More from Google Earth and Maps

Tools to use with Google Maps and Google Earth via Going My Way: – KML Generator here and here, with some extras; – Gmap Extras is a Greasemonkey script to insert extra goodies into the standard Google Maps interface. Plus: … Continue reading

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Google Maps Hybrid Mode

I tested this just today Google Maps Hybrid Mode mixing the map with the satellite photo, with metro stations, bus lines and something more. Super cool! But is available only in the US, Canada, and the UK. I want a … Continue reading

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Google Moon

One more very cool Google “toy”: Google Moon. In honor of the first manned Moon landing, which took place on July 20, 1969, we’ve added some NASA imagery to the Google Maps interface to help you pay your own visit … Continue reading

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