Posts tagged with 'Google Maps'
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Friday Fun: Beyond the Map—Google Explores Rio’s Slums
What do you think of when you hear the word “slum”? For many, the word brings to mind poverty, violence and squalor; slums, or informal settlements, are overwhelmingly associated with the negative. This is particularly true in Rio de Janeiro, ...
New maps give "matatus" bus drivers new knowledge that will allow them to better harness the transport market in the city of Nairobi, Kenya. Photo by Olli Pitkanen/Flickr.
Friday Fun: Maps modernize informal transport in Nairobi
On the heels of Google recently releasing its new version of Google Maps – complete with contextual information based on past Google searches, different transport options with real-time traffic notifications, and panoramic photo tours – it’s hard to remember what ...
Mapping Mobility: The Importance of Information in Transportation
Mapping Mobility: The Importance of Information in Transportation
Welcome to Mapping Mobility, our recurring series on innovative cartography in the public space. We’ll highlight innovation and stories about the conceptual urban space and how we navigate it with humanity’s most essential mobility tool. The recent release of Apple’s severely flawed iOS 6 ...
Friday Fun: Overlapping Digital and Physical City Centers
Friday Fun: Overlapping Digital and Physical City Centers
German artist Aram Bartholl has installed physical versions of Google Map’s red place markers in the middle of cities around the world. The urban art installation, “Map,” is meant to question the boundaries between the physical environment, the digital world and censorship. ...
Google Transit Now With Live Updates
Google Transit Now With Live Updates
I almost cried the day that Washington, D.C.’s Metro and Google announced that users could use Google Maps to plan their trips on the D.C. area public transit system. Today Google announces even bigger news for all Google Transit users: ...
Friday Fun: Mapnificent!
Friday Fun: Mapnificent!
Want to know how far you can travel using public transit under 15 minutes?  There’s a map for that! Stefan Wehrmeyer, a Berlin-based software architect developed a tool that uses public transit data to help users decide on where to ...