May 29th | Europe’s Population Mountains

Topi Tjukanov has discovered how to give the Netherlands mountains. The answer is to turn population data into elevation. If you do that then the densely populated Netherlands becomes a […]

May 27th | Vintage Maps of Toronto

The Geospatial Centre at the University of Waterloo has been busy digitizing its collection of historical maps. You can view these vintage Canadian maps at Kitchener-Waterloo: 1955 to present. The […]

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AlphaGo’s next move

Cross-posted from the DeepMind blog With just three stones on the board, it was clear that this was going to be no ordinary game of Go.  Chinese Go Grandmaster and world […]

AlphaGo’s next move

Cross-posted from the DeepMind blog With just three stones on the board, it was clear that this was going to be no ordinary game of Go.  Chinese Go Grandmaster and world […]

The High Five: trending searches this week

The tragic attack in Manchester was top of mind for many searchers this week. Here’s a look at what people wanted to know, and four other trending topics from the […]

The High Five: trending searches this week

The tragic attack in Manchester was top of mind for many searchers this week. Here’s a look at what people wanted to know, and four other trending topics from the […]

Live Satellite Images of the Earth

I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been asked whether I know any maps with real-time satellite imagery of the Earth. The short answer is that we aren’t […]

Turning #teampixel photography into an immersive art exhibit

For the next few weeks on the iconic High Line in New York, you can check out hundreds of images submitted by Pixel users from around the world. Together with […]

Turning #teampixel photography into an immersive art exhibit

For the next few weeks on the iconic High Line in New York, you can check out hundreds of images submitted by Pixel users from around the world. Together with […]

It’s Beatlemania in Google Earth

The Beatles’ eighth album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, first hit the record stores in June 1967. The album was created at Abbey Road Studios and features classics like […]


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