maps

Ewen Whitaker, Who Guided NASA to the Moon, Dies at 94

Ewen Whitaker, Who Guided NASA to the Moon, Dies at 94

Ewen A. Whitaker, left with Gerard P. Kuiper and Raymond Heacock at the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, helped identify the landing spot for for NASA’s Apollo 12 mission.

A Stunning Gold Foil Rendering of New York Icons Inspired by Klimt

Designer Rafael Esquer of Alfalfa New York created this amazing print of New York inspired by patterns found in artworks by Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt. Titled Iconic New York Illuminated,
Original The Legend of Zelda Map Gets Printed In 3D

Original The Legend of Zelda Map Gets Printed In 3D

The Legend of Zelda on NES had a sprawling world by the standards of 1980s console games. While decades ago people used to draw their own maps to try and keep track of where each dungeon and secret,
Rail Crossing Warnings Are Sought for Mapping Apps

Rail Crossing Warnings Are Sought for Mapping Apps

A Metrolink train after colliding with a truck whose driver followed his smartphone’s directions onto the tracks in February 2015 in Oxnard, Calif.
Rail Crossing Warnings Are Sought for Mapping Apps

Rail Crossing Warnings Are Sought for Mapping Apps

A Metrolink train after colliding with a truck whose driver followed his smartphone’s directions onto the tracks in February 2015 in Oxnard, Calif.
Rail Crossing Warnings Are Sought for Mapping Apps

Rail Crossing Warnings Are Sought for Mapping Apps

A Metrolink train after colliding with a truck whose driver followed his smartphone’s directions onto the tracks in February 2015 in Oxnard, Calif.

Bits: Daily Report: An Autonomous Car Future Needs Better Maps

The National Transportation Safety Board is urging companies to show grade crossings on the digital maps used by humans — and, one day, robots — for navigation.

Drawing the Line: Maps that shaped the 20th century

Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line covers 100 years of maps, reminding us of all the traumas, cultural revolutions, social mutations and technological advances the world has gone through over

Archiving the World’s Saddest Destinations Via Google Maps

On a platform filled with glamorous travel images from across the globe, Australian artist Damien Rudd’s account @sadtopographies contributes quite the opposite. Rudd finds the most depressing

Mini Metros: Minimalist Worldwide Transit Maps by Peter Dovak

Mini Metros is an ongoing series of worldwide public transit maps that have been “shrunken and simplified” into tiny diagrams by D.C.-based designer Peter Dovak. So far he’s completed over 200 light
To Improve Your Sense of Direction, Lose the Technology

To Improve Your Sense of Direction, Lose the Technology

Using a compass instead of a map app or a GPS device is one way to improve your sense of direction, experts say.
Can my phone be tracked?

Can my phone be tracked?

Absolutely yes, your smartphone can be tracked – the question we should be asking is: what can we do about it? Today we’re going to run down several easy ways in which we can see our phone being

Using Google Maps Offline [How-to]

If you travel much or just like driving to new places, then you know this feeling: you’re trying to find someplace new to visit but your phone is pulling data as if it is stuck to a slow IV – drip,

Adding Home and Work addresses to Google Maps [How-To]

Google Maps provides users the ability to add addresses and save them. Having your home and work addresses on Google Maps makes it easy to get commute estimates, traffic alerts, weather updates and
Tech Tip: How Your Phone Knows Where You Have Been

Tech Tip: How Your Phone Knows Where You Have Been

Most smartphones can store a visual history of your travels based on your GPS data, but you can turn it off.

Google Maps introduces parking difficulty in 25 areas

Google Maps is a great way to get to your destination, but getting there is only half the battle. You can get where you’re going on time and not be able to find parking for half an hour. The latest
App Smart: Mind-Mappers to Help You Organize Your Thoughts

App Smart: Mind-Mappers to Help You Organize Your Thoughts

MindNode, an iOS download, has a minimalist interface that starts building a mind map with just a few taps.
Google Maps v9.45 beta brings redesigned arrival cards and timeline emails, prepares for sharing user-created lists [APK Teardown + Download]

Google Maps v9.45 beta brings redesigned arrival cards and timeline emails, prepares for sharing user-created lists [APK Teardown + Download]

Google Maps was recently promoted to v9.45 in the beta channel. This update includes a partially redesigned arrival card when users reach their destinations and introduces a feature where Google will
Google Maps v9.46 beta adds review sharing, tweaks notifications, and markers for on-site parking [APK Download + Teardown]

Google Maps v9.46 beta adds review sharing, tweaks notifications, and markers for on-site parking [APK Download + Teardown]

A new beta update of Google Maps began rolling out late Tuesday night. The changes aren't particularly major, but they might tie up a few loose ends. If you're a Local Guide with a few points to your