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Google Maps Smarty Pins

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Smarty Pins is a Google Maps based geography and trivia game.

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Caterin Victor's insight:

 Geography  without  maps  is  like  a  head  without  a  hat !!  and  Google  maps  are  the  Best !!

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flea palmer's curator insight, July 7, 7:33 AM

This is really good fun - I got gold (14/15) not sure how many miles though!

Tom Franta's curator insight, July 10, 6:54 AM

An interesting way to get anyone interacting with Google Maps...

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 4:42 PM

APHG-MAPS

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Rio’s shantytowns are finding a place on city maps

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RIO DE JANEIRO — Look at most maps of Rio de Janeiro. The beaches are easy to spot, as are the iconic ocean-front neighborhoods of Copacabana and Ipanema. In the middle is a vast forest.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 25, 2013 8:40 AM

A nonprofit organization run by current and former favela residents called Redes da Mare has started the first mapping program to systematically chart out the favelas for municipal governments.  We take for granted what having an address on a named street means in a modern society; it is a portal to public utilities, recognition with businesses and countless other social benefits.  Being left 'off the map' is synonymous with being left behind.  By finding their way on the city maps they are removing some of the social stigma that sought to treat them as if they did not exist.  


Tags: Brazil, urban, squatter, mapping

Caterin Victor's comment, January 26, 2013 11:06 AM
Even the shanty-towns are beautiful in Brazil
chris tobin's curator insight, February 21, 2013 12:06 PM

Being left off the map is ludicrous.  It should be surprising how many there are,what they pick for addresses, and population statistics. Hopefully this will also help them to get aid for poverty relief.

 

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Great Circle Mapper

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"The Great Circle Mapper displays maps and computes distances along a geodesic path. It includes an extensive, searchable database of airports and other locations."


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 The  distance,  depends :   by  map  or  by  airplane !!

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YEC Geo's curator insight, January 15, 5:31 AM

Cool tool.

matthias brendler's curator insight, January 16, 7:34 AM

Maps Monster am I!

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, January 28, 9:59 AM

Because this route from JFK Airport to SYD AUS Airport is not a straight route there are many factors that need to be taken in account because of the overwhelming idea of trade winds and how that affects flight plans and routing for different airways/airlanes.  The plane has to fight against the trafe winds in order to create a specific ETA for the passenger and the flight crue among the plane. This is all dependent upon the trade winds (prevailing and other kinds) transmitting against the plane.

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Apple Apologizes for Its Maps Problem

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"We are extremely sorry," Apple CEO Tim Cook says in an open letter.

 

Producing a poor map can have disastrous consequences, especially if that map is widely disseminated.  Given that people rely on maps to be accurate and base decisions on spatial information, it is the mapmaker's responsibility to not go live with a map (or mapping platform) until it does meet the standards of expectation.  

 

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Matt Mallinson's comment, September 30, 2012 5:38 PM
This image is trippy. I agree with the caption, it is only the mapmaker's responsability to not go live with a map until it meets standards. People need to know where they're going,
Nic Hardisty's comment, October 1, 2012 5:52 AM
While its terrifying that Apple would push a product that appears to be significantly flawed, it is nice to see them own their mistake and offer some solutions.
Charles Matley's comment, October 1, 2012 7:17 AM
I am glad that Apple has moved away from relying on google maps. I have not had a problem with Apple Maps domestically.