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Virtual reality vacations

Virtual reality vacations | Tourism : Maps | Scoop.it
A major hotel chain is using virtual reality to let guests visit a Hawaiian beach or a London skyscraper without leaving the building. CNET's Sumi Das reports from San Francisco.
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Where people run

Where people run | Tourism : Maps | Scoop.it

There are many exercise apps that allow you to keep track of your running, riding, and other activities. However, when we look at activity logs, whether they be our own, from our friends, or from a public timeline, the activities only appear individually.

 
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Not only is it fun to see, but it can be useful to the data collectors to plan future workouts or even city planners who make sure citizens have proper bike lanes and running paths.

 
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Mapping The Wealth Of U.S. ZIP Codes Shows The Haves Hiding From The Have-Nots

Mapping The Wealth Of U.S. ZIP Codes Shows The Haves Hiding From The Have-Nots | Tourism : Maps | Scoop.it
This interactive graphic which lets you see the economic stats for every ZIP code in the country shows the emergence of Super ZIPs--communities where...
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Who knew GPS could look so beautiful? - tech - 20 November 2013 - New Scientist

Who knew GPS could look so beautiful? - tech - 20 November 2013 - New Scientist | Tourism : Maps | Scoop.it
A crop-dusting aircraft's graceful, looping route over Russian farmland is tracked by the pilot's GPS, resulting in a beautiful map you won't see anywhere
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Map of Europe 1000 AD to present with timeline

This is a small addition to the ' Map of Europe: 1000 AD to present day '
(video from abkebab ).

I just discovered it and found it extremely interesting but something was missing... as mention by
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Google goes to the Grand Canyon

Google goes to the Grand Canyon | Tourism : Maps | Scoop.it
Starting today, Google’s new Street View Trekker takes travellers on a 360-degree virtual journey into one of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders on Earth.
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Cartographic Grounds: Projecting the Landscape Imaginary: Places: Design Observer

Cartographic Grounds: Projecting the Landscape Imaginary: Places: Design Observer | Tourism : Maps | Scoop.it

The ascendance of “mapping” and data visualization in design culture has changed the way architects, landscape architects and urban designers communicate ideas about buildings and landscapes, often privileging abstract forces and flows over the material conditions of the site. This exhibit reimagines the projective potential of cartographic practices that afford greater proximity to the ground itself. The approaches presented here seek to reconcile the precision and instrumentality of the plan with the geographic and territorial scope of the map.

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We have an even greater challenge now, as our drawings are required to read at numerous scales, to be interactive, to make sense of big data, and to describe increasingly complex systems.

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Places & Spaces: Mapping Science

Places & Spaces: Mapping Science | Tourism : Maps | Scoop.it
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Places & Spaces: Mapping Science is meant to inspire cross-disciplinary discussion on how to best track and communicate human activity and scientific progress on a global scale. It has two components: the physical part supports the close inspection of high quality reproductions of maps for display at conferences and education centers; the online counterpart provides links to a selected series of maps and their makers along with detailed explanations of how these maps work. The exhibit is a 10-year effort. Each year, 10 new maps are added resulting in 100 maps total in 2014.

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London | 150 years of the underground – in pictures

London | 150 years of the underground – in pictures | Tourism : Maps | Scoop.it

See historic photographs charting the changing face of London's underground network, from its launch 150 years ago to date (150 years of the London underground.

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National Geographic Mapmaker Undertakes Esri's Story Maps Project

National Geographic Mapmaker Undertakes Esri's Story Maps Project | Tourism : Maps | Scoop.it

For some 10 years, Allen Carroll was chief cartographer at National Geographic, guiding the creation of the iconic maps that subscribers received folded up in their magazines or purchased to hang on their den walls. Two years ago he gave that job up to go to work for Esri, a Redlands-based company that is a giant in the GIS industry but lesser known to the general public. Still, Carroll thinks his new work might have an even bigger impact than what he did for the internationally renowned NatGeo.

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'Geography Education' posts Geo-coded

'Geography Education' posts Geo-coded | Tourism : Maps | Scoop.it

I'm pleased to announce that for GIS Day, I created a map that has hyperlinks to regionally specific posts that I put on 'Geography Education.'  This map was created using ArcGIS Online (here's a free tutorial on how to to use ArcGIS Online tailored for K-12 educators).  This is just another way to search for materials on this site.  Feel free to embed this map on your webpage or share the link.  I'll add more tags in the future as well (just click on the icon to get a pop-up, then click on the image to see the posts).  Happy GIS Day!


Via Seth Dixon, Peishi Huang
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Jamie Strickland's comment, November 16, 2012 9:15 AM
How cool is this!! This will make it even easier to teach my World Regional and Global Connections courses! Thanks, Seth.
Matt Mallinson's comment, November 19, 2012 11:40 AM
Overall I think this is a good map. There are a few countries that I think could have better abbreviations, North Korea for example is labeled "N" and South Korea is labeled "SK". I went and looked for an "NK" label and there wasn't one. The map is flawed in that way because of the shortage of tools the program gives you to use. The shortage of tools also leads to many places with the same globe image or same lettering as other places. I think you did a good job with what you had available to use.
Charles Matley's comment, November 19, 2012 11:46 AM
This map is great. I The use of the national geographic map makes it more manageable and appealing to the eye. The categorization of posts into geographic locations is very clever. It could potentially be viewed as more "fun" because it is interactive.
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Endonym Map | Country Names in Their Local Languages

Endonym Map | Country Names in Their Local Languages | Tourism : Maps | Scoop.it
An endonym is the name for a place, site or location in the language of the people who live there. This map depicts endonyms of the countries of the world in their official or national languages.
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Antarctica?If penguins could speak, what would they call it?As politically-neutral territory, Antarctica does not have an endonym per se. However, among the territorial claimants, the majority of the continent is composed of English-speaking countries. English is also used as the lingua franca among various research stations. 

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Planning with Google Earth – A Cost-Effective Alternative

Planning with Google Earth – A Cost-Effective Alternative | Tourism : Maps | Scoop.it
Rick Tralies of the Natural Lands Trust, explains how organizations and non-profits can use Google Earth as a planning and mapping tool.
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Why Rome2Rio used photo heat maps to plot where to expand

Why Rome2Rio used photo heat maps to plot where to expand | Tourism : Maps | Scoop.it
Rome2Rio, like many other companies, has identified new regions where it wants to improve its service... but the trigger has come from an unusual source.
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“That’s not surprising; regions with developed transport infrastructure are also more likely to be visited and photographed. We have also focused on improving our coverage in popular tourist areas.” - See more at: http://www.tnooz.com/article/rome2rio-photo-heat-maps#sthash.qDsAaN8x.Ssi0NMDo.dpuf

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20 maps that will change the way you see the world

20 maps that will change the way you see the world | Tourism : Maps | Scoop.it
Maps are a precious exercise for the imagination.
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Old maps become 3D virtual worlds

Old maps become 3D virtual worlds | Tourism : Maps | Scoop.it

The British Library has challenged video game design students to turn old maps and engravings from its collection into virtual worlds.

  
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NYC's Awesome New Map System Won't Leave You Lost

NYC's Awesome New Map System Won't Leave You Lost | Tourism : Maps | Scoop.it
Michael Bierut says the design of the maps is meant to be accurate, trustworthy and friendly. But not too friendly—this is New York City, after all.
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Maps as an Instrument of Propaganda.

Maps as an Instrument of Propaganda. | Tourism : Maps | Scoop.it
Maps are ideally supposed to be objective depictions of reality, but they can also be used as an instrument of propaganda, portraying the world not as it is but as it is imagined by the cartographer.
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Other maps in this genre are inhabited by animals somehow associated with the country in question by the map creators. In some cases, such animals represent “psychological” stereotypes (as in the 1882 map on the left), while in other cases the association is symbolic or even purely linguistic.

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The maps of the future will tell you what to see! (Wait, what's good about that?)

The maps of the future will tell you what to see! (Wait, what's good about that?) | Tourism : Maps | Scoop.it

Rob Walker:

The benefits of such technology are clear enough: We’ve all been in unfamiliar cities, judging restaurants by their awnings, wondering whether to push another block this way or that in hopes that something more promising(-looking) emerges. I'm sure I've ended up settling for restaurants that were not "No. 1-rated," more than once.

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The point being that sometimes the most interesting and important stuff in the world can’t be found on any map — no matter how technical-magical.

 

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Australia | It’s so Hot they had to add new Categories to the Temperature Map Legend.

Australia | It’s so Hot they had to add new Categories to the Temperature Map Legend. | Tourism : Maps | Scoop.it

The Bureau of Meteorology's interactive weather forecasting chart has added new colours – deep purple and pink – to extend its previous temperature range that had been capped at 50 degrees.

 
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While the change is interesting from a cartographic standpoint, it's not from a practical one: wildfires are breaking out across the country.

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New Great Lakes Map Highlights Environmental Threats and Opportunities

New Great Lakes Map Highlights Environmental Threats and Opportunities | Tourism : Maps | Scoop.it
A new environmental threat map of the Great Lakes serves as a powerful visualization tool for those interested in the challenges facing lake restoration efforts.
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Augmented reality: enriching culture

Augmented reality: enriching culture | Tourism : Maps | Scoop.it
Augmented Reality was initially used for military, industrial, and medical applications, but was soon applied to commercial and entertainment areas as well. In the cultural sector, it can be of particular relevance in the fields of archaeology, architecture, art, city planning, for applications in tourism, education, social innovation… At the moment, the most relevant applications for cultural field are webcam augmented reality and mobile (or handheld) augmented reality. They provide enriched, interactive and digitally manipulable information.
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Applications in Tourism.

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Strange, Beautiful and Unexpected: Planned Cities Seen From Space

Strange, Beautiful and Unexpected: Planned Cities Seen From Space | Tourism : Maps | Scoop.it

Most planned cities probably aren't designed with the view from space in mind, but some of them create incredible patterns on the landscape that can only be truly appreciated from above. Planned cities are laid out all at once and built from scratch. They are designed with a purpose in mind: to optimize traffic flow, or to maximize access to green space or to keep everyone in their proper place. They are born from many different inspirations. Some are a compromise between two cities vying to be their country's capitol, built in between in neutral territory on previously undeveloped land. Some are built to keep workers near a nuclear power plant or copper mine in the middle of nowhere. Some are intended to be a utopia -- with public gardens, promenades, throughways and harmony -- to cure the "urban disease" rampant in most ad hoc cities. These cities, towns and communities can be found all over the world and throughout history, hundreds of years into the past and several decades into the future. Here are some of the best views of planned cities from space.

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