Things Are Good: A New Look at an Old Place Wins Prestigious Japanese Award

Hajime Narukawa has won the Good Design Award for a making a map. It might seem trite to some of you but a map has the power to change the way we think about the world. Sadly the most popular map printed today uses the Mercator projection which was originally designed for mariners (and worked ...

Things Are Good: Putting CO2 Emissions on a Map

In the fight to curb CO2 emissions and hold back the rate of increasing climate change, researches have mapped out where the emissions are coming from. Unsurprisingly, they have found that where there is a lot of human activity there are more emissions. This will help convince naysayers and ignoramuses that humans are at fault ...

Canadian Psephos: Editable Map of #elxn42 boundaries

Looking for a map of Canada’s new 338 constituencies that you can colour code on your own? Are you a visual learner and like to see how support looks on a geographic projection? Do you like pretty colours? Look no further! Below is a map that anyone can use for their own purposes. I drew ...

Things Are Good: Living Architecture Tour of Toronto

If you’re in Toronto or visiting you can now go on a special tour of the city that will reveal all the cool living architecture! It’s a free tour that you can download and go on anytime you’d like. Toronto abounds with green roofs and walls, but most people aren’t aware since living infrastructure is ...

Things Are Good: TreeCanada Maps Its Impact

TreeCanada has planted around 80 million trees! They do this because trees make the world a better, healthier place for everybody. They also plant trees to rejuvenate school yards (ones that got paved over at some point) and to bring back areas damaged by industrial uses to their . This past month they launched an ...

Blunt Objects: Ontario Election Maps

I’ve created two maps of the results. First a map showing the results straight-upNot much to say at this time, similar to maps you can find elsewhere. Secondly, and perhaps more interestingly, I’ve combined the recent Provincial and Federal results into a single map:This clearly shows the 18 ridings in the GTA insert where McGuinty ...

Blunt Objects: Teddy’s election projection for Ontario

I decided to make a map of my personal projection (IE not the official Blunt Objects projection) for the Ontario Election tomorrow evening. I’m not much for talking when there’s a map involved, so without further adieu;

Blunt Objects: Poll by Poll maps (working)

Hello, Teddy here. I’ve been able to find some new Poll-by-Poll maps, posted by user “The 506” on the forum of http://uselectionatlas.org/ He is working east to west, but the Atlantic is 100% finished. Here are the maps! http://www.the506.com/elxnmaps/can2011/

Trashy's World: Interesting map…climate change laggards?

And, at face value, it shows quite vividly what fine company Canada keeps on this file. But, do use a bit of caution when interpreting this map literally. I haven’t been able to track down the report from whence this came so am unable to assess the robustness of the methodology used to reach these ...

Pop The Stack: Faretheewell to the Prime Minister of Newfoundland

So Danny Williams the premier of Newfoundland and Labrodour for the past ten years is stepping down because he feels he’s been there long enough and its time to move on…imagine that.  He should give BC premier Gordon Campbell a call to advise him on how to exit politics gracefully. Anyways, after hearing this news ...