Friday July 29, 2016



This falls under Friday Fun only because the map itself is not academic in any way. Gord Downie, the lead singer and poet of the Canadian band, the Tragically Hip is suffering from terminal brain cancer and their current tour will be their last, and the end result is far from fun.

The CBC, using Story Maps, has created this interactive map feature, exploring the locations mentioned in many of their songs. You can also listen to the music!

(Source: Google Maps Mania)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in MAPS/ATLAS on Friday Jul 29, 2016  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share
Wednesday July 27, 2016



Google Maps has just been updated, giving it a cleaner look. Small design changes that actually make a big difference.

Read more.

(Source: Geoawesomeness)

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Tuesday July 26, 2016



Turkey recently went through an unsuccessful coup attempt, in which at least 265 were killed. Army vehicles attacked government buildings and blocked bridges.

Since 1946, there have been 550 coup d'etats but only 41% have been successful.

This map feature, posted by Vocativ, shows where in the world there have been successful coups (a coup is deemed successful when the new leaders hold their position of power for more than a month).

(Source: Max Galka)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in MAPS/ATLAS on Tuesday Jul 26, 2016  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share