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Wikipedia Recent Changes Map

A Live Map of the Manic Ways People Edit Wikipedia

The map offers a nifty live survey of people's utterly random interests (or perceived areas of expertise).

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Google

A Terrifying, Fascinating Timelapse of 30 Years of Human Impact on Earth

A new interactive project from Google, NASA and the US Geological Survey.

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Why Historical Maps Still Matter So Much, Even Today

Mega-collector David Rumsey explains how maps are an "archive of information."

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How Much Do Automated License Plate Readers Know About You?

Civil liberties advocates argue that it may be too much.

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Everybody Already Hates the Google Maps Redesign

And they aren't even coming out until next week.

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OSM

This Cutting-Edge Map Tool Turns Anyone Into a Cartographer

OpenStreetMap debuts a new map editor that will close the gap between grassroots mapping and its giant industry rivals.

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How Cash-Strapped Cities Will Handle Terrorism

At New York Ideas, Ray Kelly says we should be prepared for more cameras — and smarter cameras.

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The Non-Evolution of The New York Times #HipsterRead

A brave journey into The Grey Lady's archives.

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Toyota

Minimalist Car of the Day: The ME.WE

Say hello to a car without any of the fat.

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The New Economy of City-Based Top Level Internet Domains

Dozens of cities will have the chance to design their own municipally focused microcosm of the web.

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Explore 38,000 Historical Maps, Online and Searchable

The Digital Public Library of America announces the addition of a vast treasure trove of maps.

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Google Earth

DIY Mapping Goes Mainstream

Some of the best images on Google Earth, brought to you by random people.

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We Could Be Doing Something Useful With the Energy Under Our Feet

Some surprisingly not-so-unrealistic plans to capture unused energy all around us.

Announcing the Semi-Finalists for the 2013 AppMyCity! Prize

An international mobile application contest from the New Cities Foundation.

Google's Inside-Business Photos Sure Are Getting Surreal

Yes, that is a body being sucked down a toilet, and it only gets weirder.

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What an Urban Planner Should Look Like in the Internet Age

As digital and physical worlds move ever closer together, cities need architects expert in both buildings and information.

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Could Your Smartphone Help Police Track Gunfire?

Researchers develop an add-on to the Android that can pinpoint the location of shooters.

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Could the Police Get a Breathalyzer for Marijuana and Cocaine?

It could happen, with Swedish researchers reporting they were able to detect drugs in the breath of addicts.