Digging to China and other far-flung locations just became a whole lot easier, thanks to a website that tells you where you’ll end up if you started digging.
Uber are running another one of their promos, so if you were looking for an excuse to get out and about this week consider that box ticked.
Somewhere in Vredehoek lies South Africa’s most wish-listed Airbnb home, and from these pictures it’s not hard to see why.
The world is a weird and wonderful place, and every nation brings something different to the table. So what does each country rule the roost in?
We know that taxis ferry thousands of people around the Mother City every day, but now we finally have a map that shows exactly how they do it.
The Internet is a big place, and a large number of sites have come and gone. This map of the Internet created by graphic designer Martin Vargic is insane. Representing the online world through cartography, with no detail spared, this map is worth checking out.
Now more than ever, the still image is one of the most dominant forms of media in the world. More importantly, more people in the world have access to some sort of camera than ever before in history.
I was liaising with someone at MyCiti the other day, asking when Camps Bay will be connected to the system, given all the new bus stops. This year, she says.. this year. She sent this radical new routes map..
This is impressive. 4,000 years of world history have been condensed to fit onto a single map, created by John B. Sparks and printed in 1931 by Rand McNally. The 1,5 metre map was advertised as “clear, vivid and shorn of elabouration”. The Histomap displays four thousand year’s of World history, and with the use of colour empahised “how the power of various ‘peoples’ evolved throughout history”.
We have finally got our hands on the floorplan of Oscar Pistorius’ bedroom and bathroom areas. On the map we have noted arrows showing the route he would have taken to get to the estimated point of shooting. Click to review..
The Economist has surprised everybody by doing something fun, using the United Nations’ World Drug Report 2012 (released yesterday) to generate a map of the world’s heaviest weed users. The Pacific island of Palau wins easily, with nearly a quarter of people aged 15 to 64 having smoked pot in the past year. South Africa does okay, too.
Have you ever wondered what the universe would look like on a single photo? You did!? Well, what a coincidence, because NASA has just released this infrared map of the entire universe. This serves as a capstone for a bigger cosmic map – containing 18 000 images and 560 million different objects. It took NASA fourteen years of preparation and three years of data collection.
So this is pretty cool! Sort of. If you find random bits of information that you can start awkward conversations with cool. And you should. You really should. The folks at The Economist put together a map of the USA that matches each state with an economically comparable nation, using GDP to measure. And we match with Maryland!
Ever wondered what a world map would look like if it was customised to fit the stereotypes of any one country? If nothing else, this series of maps created by Bulgarian graphic designer, Yanko Tsvetov, teaches us that foreign policy in Europe will always be more about friends and relatives than actual reason. Much geographical […]