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Dead Wild Roses: Lateral Discrimination Or, “No No No, take your other left!”

Lateral awareness, or the ability to discriminate left from right is an acquired skill. Most people have it by age 10 and most people start to lose in after age 50 (good times). Lateral awareness, of course, falls on a spectrum and here are the results so far: “A recent survey of 800 people […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Lateral Discrimination Or, “No No No, take your other left!”

THE FIFTH COLUMN: Backroad Mapbooks Ontario GPS Map Version 5 Now Available With My Greenbelt Trail Maps Included

Backroad Mapbooks now has Version 5 of their Ontario GPS Map available. Actually it has been available since the fall but I only checked for updates at the start of the Spring biking season.

I am very impressed with the Backroad Mapbooks product, as I state in my review on my “Richard’s GPS Trail . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: Backroad Mapbooks Ontario GPS Map Version 5 Now Available With My Greenbelt Trail Maps Included

THE FIFTH COLUMN: Backroad Mapbooks Ontario GPS Map Version 5 Now Available With My Greenbelt Trail Maps Included

Backroad Mapbooks now has Version 5 of their Ontario GPS Map available. Actually it has been available since the fall but I only checked for updates at the start of the Spring biking season. I am very impressed with the Backroad Mapbooks product, as… . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: Backroad Mapbooks Ontario GPS Map Version 5 Now Available With My Greenbelt Trail Maps Included

Things Are Good: Happily Find Where You’re Going

This TED talk is all about modifying maps so that you can find the most joyous route to your destination!

Mapping apps help us find the fastest route to where we’re going. But what if we’d rather wander? Researcher Daniele Quercia demos “happy maps” that take into account not only the route you want . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Happily Find Where You’re Going

Dead Wild Roses: Social Maps of Cities – David Troy

Interesting vid from TED about the social composition of cities. I would have liked David to get into a little more detail about the methodology used to create his pretty maps.

Filed under: Social Science Tagged: Maps, Sociology

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cmkl: Jeff’s Ontario Parks maps – come for the data, stay for the chit chat

I’m a relatively recent convert to the use of Jeff’s maps of Algonquin and Killarney Provincial Parks. I used them to map my recent trip through Algonquin Park and was able to produce much more accurate routes and waypoints than my usual method of using the Friends map on paper, while looking at the topographic . . . → Read More: cmkl: Jeff’s Ontario Parks maps – come for the data, stay for the chit chat

350 or bust: Saturday At The Movies

Fascinating – a map of Europe from 1000 AD to the present day:

Art Threat: Mapping the world’s largest solar farm with Project 929

How large of a solar farm is needed to completely power the United States?

The simple answer is that a solar farm 100 miles long and 100 miles wide would be “more than enough to meet the country’s entire energy demand.”

The far more interesting answer, however, is that this hypothetical solar farm could be . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Mapping the world’s largest solar farm with Project 929

eaves.ca: Lying with Maps: How Enbridge is Misleading the Public in its Ads

The Ottawa Citizen has a great story today about an advert by Enbridge (the company proposing to build a oil pipeline across British Columbia) that includes a “broadly representational” map that shows prospective supertankers steaming up an unobstructed Douglas Channel channel on their way to and from Kitimat – the proposed terminus of the pipeline.

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eaves.ca: Beautiful Maps – Google Maps in Water Colours

You know, really never know what the web is going to throw at you next. The great people over at Stamen Design (if you’ve never heard of Stamen you are really missing out – they are probably the best data visualization company I know) have created a watercolor version of Google Maps.

Why?

Because they . . . → Read More: eaves.ca: Beautiful Maps – Google Maps in Water Colours