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Get Lost in These 19 Fascinating Maps

Get Lost in These 19 Fascinating Maps | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

In the simplest sense of the word, a map is a spatial representation of something. It provides us with a sense of context, scale and location. Maps began as 2D depictions, but technology and data enable maps to become dynamic, real-time and compelling visualizations of how we live and move.


Mashable has rounded up 21 awesome maps from around the web. Some will help you navigate your city, some show the actual mapmaking process and some are just mindblowing visualizations of people flowing throughout cities. No matter what kind of map it is though, it hammers home the exciting pulse and pace of urban life.

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In the simplest sense of the word, a map is a spatial representation of something. But technology up the ante and helps maps become incredibly compelling.

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What Workers Lose by Staying Put

What Workers Lose by Staying Put | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

A willingness to move has been a large factor in America's prosperity. Enrico Moretti on the growing mobility gap. Adapted from The New Geography of Jobs.


Americans have historically been an unusually mobile people, constantly seeking better economic conditions. But this process of geographical readjustment isn't perfect. In fact, it is highly uneven. Even if everyone is completely free to move elsewhere to look for a better life, not everyone takes advantage of the opportunity to the same degree, and this has profound implications for inequality in America.

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