April 18th | Download Free Historical Maps of the USA

The United States Geological Society has released a new interface to access and download maps from the USGS’s Historical Topographic Map Collection. The USGS’s topoView allows you to search for […]

April 18th | A Street View Virtual Prison Tour

Google Maps has lots of indoor Street View tours of businesses, churches and other buildings around the world. However I don’t think they’ve done a virtual prison tour yet. The […]

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Through the Google lens: Search trends April 10-16

To kiss Madonna or not…that was the big question on search this week. Read on to find out more. Best I ever had?In the land of music festivals, Coachella is […]

Transforming a Video into an Interactive Map

The Cartography and Geovisualization Group at Oregon State University has created an amazing interactive map from NASA’s video of A Year In The Life Of Earth’s CO2.  The group’s Interactive […]

On Broadway – The Street View Interactive

In 1966 American artist Ed Ruscha created a 25 foot long panoramic photograph showing both sides of the Sunset Strip. His ‘Every Building on the Sunset Strip’ is a continuous […]

The Phonographic Records of Paris

The history of the phonographic record dates back to the late 19th century. As early as 1894 Parisians were able to visit their local record store and pick-up the latest […]

Mapping a Better Melbourne

Last year the Public Transport Not Traffic (PTNT) organisation in Melbourne asked the local community to help improve Melbourne’s public transport network by mapping how the city’s public transit system […]

The Most Popular Names in B.C.

The most popular boy’s name in the whole of British Colombia is Ethan. For girls the most popular name is Emma. The Vancouver Sun has mapped the most popular boy’s […]

The UK Election – Battleground Map

The Daily Telegraph has released a Google Map of the marginal seats in the UK election. The Telegraph’s map divides the country into safe constituencies (seats that are likely to […]

The Street View Driving Test

Romanian driving school ACR has devised an ingenious way for learner drivers to revise for their driving test theory exam using Google Maps Street View. Street View Test is a practice […]


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