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In 1859, the United States and Britain Almost Went to War Over a Pig
Hundreds of soldiers and sailors faced off over one tiny island in the Pacific Northwest.
September 13, 2017
Belgrade’s Modernist Masterpieces
A city's distinctive architectural heritage.
September 12, 2017
Why Modern Cartographers Are So Impressed With This 16th-Century Map
A mariner's take on a town in "New Spain" was notably accurate for its time.
September 11, 2017
Poledník Lookout Tower
A Cold War secret surveillance tower used to spy on radio communications.
Added by Sebastian Wortys
Mapa en Relieve (Relief Map)
An impressive century-old, to-scale topographical map of Guatemala.
Added by Meg
The Coral Reef Loss Data Hidden in Old Navigational Charts
In the Florida Keys, researchers have found an important new way to estimate what's been lost.
September 06, 2017
What Do You Call 101 Hidden Islands in Quebec?
Literature-inspired naming of land in the remote Caniapiscau Reservoir has caused controversy.
August 28, 2017
Maine Central Model Railroad
An elderly widow still operates the incredibly detailed model railroad she and her husband built by hand.
Added by R Stemple
How Edmond Halley Kicked Off the Golden Age of Eclipse Mapping
Starting in the 18th century, eclipse maps brought the celestial phenomenon down to Earth.
August 17, 2017
A Very Detailed, Interactive Map of Chicago’s Tree Canopy
It reveals some startling patterns.
August 14, 2017
A Boeing Test Flight Drew an Airplane in the Sky
Airplanes drawing airplanes.
August 04, 2017
A Very Modern Map of Britain's Ancient Roman Roads
Let's take the VII from Londinium to Letocetum.
July 31, 2017
11 Geographic Markers That Are Totally Inaccurate
These cartographic frauds are proof that mapping the globe is no simple task.
July 25, 2017
Explore the Seafloor With Data Collected During the Search for MH370
The Australian government has released the results of a survey of the bottom of the Indian Ocean.
July 21, 2017
Island Park, Idaho
Yellowstone's Zone of Death
A legal loophole makes it possible to get away with murder within this 50-square-mile section of Yellowstone.
Added by Kerry Wolfe
Mapping Dante's Inferno, One Circle of Hell at a Time
A topography of torment.
July 13, 2017
A New Map Tracks the Life of San Francisco's Emperor Norton
Walking tour, anyone?
July 10, 2017
Bringing Aerial Photography to the Masses—One Squid Kite at a Time
Public Lab's DIY tools help communities keep tabs on the environment.
July 07, 2017
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