Monday July 27, 2015



Using OpenStreetMap (OSM), Ryan McCann created this map, looking at the world's streets to see how bendy or how straight they are.

The straightest roads: the Netherlands, Canadian Prairies and mid-west USA.

The bendiest?  Europe has a lot of curved roads.

(Source: GeoAwesomeness)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in MAPS/ATLAS on Monday Jul 27, 2015  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share
Tuesday June 23, 2015



Canada's busiest airports, an Esri Story Map, ranks the top 50 airports, based on aircraft movements.

Data used to create the map are from the Aircraft Movement Survey, by Statistics Canada.

The story map consists of maps, charts (showing 5 year trend) and satellite imagery.

Not surprising, Toronto's Pearson Airport is the busiest airport in the country.

(Source: Esri Story Maps)

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Wednesday June 03, 2015



From the Daily Mail:

A European Space Agency probe has been circling Earth to see how vegetation is growing around our planet.

But the Proba-V satellite has also spotted something a little higher in our atmosphere, too: signals from thousands of aircraft.

Based on this data, the probe has created an incredible map of 15,000 separate aircraft based on 25 million positions and 22,000 signals worldwide.

Read more.

(Source: International Cartographic Assocation, eCarto newsletter, May 2015)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in MAPS/ATLAS on Wednesday Jun 03, 2015  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share

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