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Sports Map Of America

Sports Map Of America Oct 15th, 2013 at 3:30PM: The talented illustrator Jess Fink over at Slate worked with Chris Kirk on interactive design to create the sports map of America. The map shows which sports are most popular in individual U.S. states with graphics. The full sports map, which can be seen here, includes information on each state, like its official state sport, if there is one, and other sports that were considered when making...

How Jasper Johns And Other Famous Artists Drew A Map Of The U.S. From Memory

How Jasper Johns And Other Famous Artists Drew A Map Of The U.S. From Memory Sep 13th, 2013 at 9:00AM: To put it simply, geography just isn't a strong suit for many people. When I decided to finally learn all of the countries of the world last year, more shocking than the fact that I achieved the goal was the state of my international geography knowledge before embarking on the quest. On the other hand, I've always felt pretty confident in my U.S. geography –- until now. A compelling art...

Given A Map, A Lot Of People Have No Idea Where They Traveled (Or Where They Live)

Given A Map, A Lot Of People Have No Idea Where They Traveled (Or Where They Live) Aug 23rd, 2013 at 3:30PM: Glyn Lowe Photoworks, Flickr While early explorers may have spent countless weeks plotting their journeys on maps and charting the best course to get to their destination, it seems many modern day travelers don't have a clue about where they're actually going. A new study has found massive numbers of travelers can't find their vacation destination on a world map. When asked where Cyprus was...

The West is on Fire: Here's How Travelers Can Avoid the Burn

The West is on Fire: Here's How Travelers Can Avoid the Burn Aug 23rd, 2013 at 1:30PM: Colorado has their most destructive wildfire on record this season, while a massive California blaze is currently threatening Yosemite National Park. Several of Montana's most scenic highways were closed this week due to fire conditions, rerouting many travelers and affecting local businesses. Other recent blazes have plagued Idaho, including the popular Sun Valley resort, and Utah. Travelers...

Ostrich Egg Globe Has Oldest Depiction Of The Americas

Ostrich Egg Globe Has Oldest Depiction Of The Americas Aug 20th, 2013 at 12:15PM: Used with permission of The Portolan, copyright Washington Map Society A depiction of the world engraved on an ostrich egg in 1504 may be the oldest depiction of the Americas, the Washington Post reports. The globe, which was purchased by an anonymous collector at the 2012 London Map Fair, shows the rough outline of South America, along with bits of the Caribbean and North America as small...

Mapping An Unexplored Cave

Mapping An Unexplored Cave Jun 23rd, 2013 at 11:00AM: © Dr Michel Royon, Wikimedia Commons Want to be an explorer? Want to see places nobody has ever seen? You have three options: become an astronaut, become a deep-sea diver or become a caver. The first isn't going to happen for a man my age and the second is expensive, so it's a good thing I live in one of the best regions in the world to do the third. Cantabria in northern Spain has a large...

Learn Map Design In Online Class

Learn Map Design In Online Class Feb 11th, 2013 at 9:00AM: Like many travelers, I am a map nerd. I love them all, whether they are scribbled on a bar napkin, printed in an antique atlas, or GPS-enabled (the quirky paper ones are really the best, though). Often, a map is the best way to communicate experiences, share recommendations and tips, and document your travels. How about learning to design maps, meet some like-minded folk, and find out how to...

Teaching Geography With Google Maps

Teaching Geography With Google Maps Jan 27th, 2013 at 12:00PM: Travelers aren't born, they're raised. Last week we talked about how to connect with your kids while you're away traveling. There are plenty of ways to get them interested in this great big world of ours while you're both at home too. One of the best and easiest ways to fire their imagination is with Google Maps. Like many good ideas in our family, my seven-year-old son thought of it...

Parenting On The Road: How To Connect With Your Kids When You're Traveling

Parenting On The Road: How To Connect With Your Kids When You're Traveling Jan 21st, 2013 at 10:00AM: Parenting is a tough job. It's even tougher if you have to travel a lot for work. Being away form home doesn't mean that you have to be away from your child's life, however. Here are eight tips on how to keep connected to the rugrats while you're on the road. Skype. The greatest aid for the wandering parent ever invented. Why miss story time when you can pack a few of their favorite books and...

Gadling Gift Guide: Family Travel With A Lap Child Under 2

Gadling Gift Guide: Family Travel With A Lap Child Under 2 Dec 14th, 2012 at 9:00AM: After many trips around the world with a baby (we'll board our 40th flight next week to Brazil), I've seen all manner of products labeled for travel. Many of them are too bulky, heavy or otherwise impractical when you are already dealing with a squirmy child, diaper bag, carry-on, and stroller, but I've discovered a few things that can make travel easier and collected many of them on Pinterest....

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Police Urge Hikers To Learn Orienteering Instead Of Relying On Smartphones

Police Urge Hikers To Learn Orienteering Instead Of Relying On Smartphones Aug 16th, 2012 at 12:00PM: Police in northern Scotland have issued a call for hikers to learn orienteering rather than relying on their smartphones for navigation, the BBC reports. Grampian Police have had to lead four separate groups to safety in the past week. The latest rescue included the use of mountain rescue teams and a Royal Navy helicopter to retrieve 14 hikers. The hikers were in the Cairngorms, a rugged...

Earliest Map Naming America Discovered

Earliest Map Naming America Discovered Jul 4th, 2012 at 8:00AM: A copy of the earliest map that names America has been discovered. The map was created by German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller in 1507 based on explorers' accounts. Only four copies are known to exist, but a fifth has just been discovered inside a 19th century book at the Ludwig Maximilian University library in Munich. This map is slightly different than the others and appears to...

Using Google Maps To Launch A Zombie Invasion

Using Google Maps To Launch A Zombie Invasion Jun 22nd, 2012 at 3:00PM: It was only a matter of time. The zombie craze has now infected Google Maps. A horde of living dead is coming to your street. A new app called Home Sweet Zombie from Confused.com allows you to type in the surname and address of someone you hate, then sit back and watch as zombies descend on their house. It's a great way to get back at your former boss or the significant other who dumped you....

Heat-Map Shows Travelers Most And Least Frequented Destinations

Heat-Map Shows Travelers Most And Least Frequented Destinations May 25th, 2012 at 3:00PM: Have you ever wondered what countries are the most and least frequented by travelers? Estonian tech firm Bluemoon has taken data from the photo sharing service Panoramio and created a heat-map based on photos. The map details which countries are the most visited (in yellow), which have a medium amount of visitors (in red) and which are explored the least (in blue). A grey area signifies that no...

'Scratcher' Travel Map For Visual Boasting

'Scratcher' Travel Map For Visual Boasting May 10th, 2012 at 12:00PM: "A map of the world begins with all the land masses having a brassy sheen, but that metallic surface scratches off like a lottery ticket to keep track of your travel destinations." Like you don't want one. I want one and I'm neither a compulsive list maker nor one of those "I've been everywhere, man" people. The "Where I've Been" Scratch Map Travel Edition is $25.00 on Fredflare....

Zombie Survival Map

Zombie Survival Map Apr 13th, 2012 at 11:00AM: "When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth," they say in the zombie movie classic "Dawn of the Dead." Let's hope they don't have smartphones, or they might find you stocking up supplies or searching for the closest gun store. Map of the Dead is an interactive, Google-map based website designed for zombie survival. Just enter your location and you'll get nearby resources like...

Spotsi App Helps Travelers Find Local Spots

Spotsi App Helps Travelers Find Local Spots Apr 8th, 2012 at 11:00AM: Maybe you're in Brooklyn and you want to find a great local bar. Or perhaps you've landed in Portland and are in desperate need of a cup of coffee but want to mingle with the locals (and try a locally-made roast while you're at it). Let Spotsi, a new user-generated mobile app, help There are lots of apps that help you explore like a local, but Spotsi is a little different. Locals use...

Hikes near Madrid: a new guidebook shows you the way (in English!)

Hikes near Madrid: a new guidebook shows you the way (in English!) Sep 30th, 2011 at 1:00PM: Every year, thousands of English speakers visit Madrid on holiday or to teach English. Most never explore the many hikes near Madrid, and that's a shame. The Sierra de Guadarrama offers some challenging and varied routes, and the lowland areas of the Comunidad de Madrid offer pleasant rambles. One of the best spots is La Pedriza, which can be a tough slog and easy to get lost in. One of the...

My kid is more up-to-date on geography than Google Maps

My kid is more up-to-date on geography than Google Maps Sep 23rd, 2011 at 5:00PM: "Where's South Sudan?" my five-year-old asked me. Being my kid, he's big into maps. He has a map of Africa with all the flags on it hanging above his bed. Using it, he's been able to trace dad's adventures in Ethiopia and Somaliland. It's been marked up a bit since I got it for him more than a year ago. I had to draw the boundary of the unrecognized state of Somaliland on it, and we had to add...

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