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Slick new interface for Bing Maps Streetside views

A few months ago Microsoft released a video demo’ing its plans for Streetside – immersive street level photography in Bing Maps. These changes have now gone live in Bing Maps beta. Gone are the Google Street View-like 360 degree bubbles … Continue reading

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Global distribution of Wikipedia edits

Erik Zachte, a data analyst at the Wikimedia Foundation, recently put together an impressive, interactive visualization showing the the worldwide distribution of Wikipedia edits. The map allows you to see the location of editors and the time they made each … Continue reading

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Using Google Correlate to find similar thematic maps

Correlate is a new, typically quirky beta service from Google. It’s tricky to understand the concept at first, but essentially the service does for data what TinEye does for online images – provides a reverse search mechanism for finding similar … Continue reading

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Linux World Map

Igor Ljubuncic’s Great Linux map portrays the world of Linux desktop software as geography.  The map is in the same style as Randell Munroe’s (aka xkcd) maps of social networking relationships, with features such as islands and lakes named after … Continue reading

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Subway map of Microsoft acquisitions

Microsoft’s recent purchase of Skype brings the number of takeovers the company has made to 109. Including companies Microsoft has a part stake in the total is nearer 400. To try and make sense of this Robin Richards used the … Continue reading

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Pix4D – turning 2D photos into 3D maps

Pix4D, a spin off from Swiss technology institute EPFL, is a new software solution, creating 3D models from 2D snapshots taken by remote control drones. The idea: send a UAV out to capture aerial photos, then upload these images to … Continue reading

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Visualizing iPhone tracking data

As I’m sure you’ve already seen, Apple recently found itself in a spot of trouble when it emerged iPhones and iPads have been keeping a permanent log of  locations. Initial reports that these were precise, timestamped user locations turned out … Continue reading

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Google Search Globe

Today, Google announced the launch of a simple 3D visualization platform called the WebGL Globe. The open platform is designed to display large volumes of geographic data on top of a 3D virtual globe, inside your web browser. Google has … Continue reading

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