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16

Mar

Why there’s a fake island on Google EarthThe ‘island’ was likely cooled volcanic lava that was spotted in the late 1800s and simply stayed in map databases.

Why there’s a fake island on Google Earth
The ‘island’ was likely cooled volcanic lava that was spotted in the late 1800s and simply stayed in map databases.

17

Jan

Factory farms get mappedAn interactive map lets you see just how many factory farms are operating in your county.

Factory farms get mapped
An interactive map lets you see just how many factory farms are operating in your county.

09

Sep

Beware of the sea monster! Book charts mythical creatures of medieval mapsMedieval and Renaissance cartographers used fantastical illustrations to warn of the dangers of the unknown.

Beware of the sea monster! Book charts mythical creatures of medieval maps
Medieval and Renaissance cartographers used fantastical illustrations to warn of the dangers of the unknown.

08

Sep

Why there’s a fake island on Google EarthLast year, a group of Australian researchers “undiscovered” an island the size of Manhattan in the South Pacific.

Why there’s a fake island on Google Earth
Last year, a group of Australian researchers “undiscovered” an island the size of Manhattan in the South Pacific.

29

Jun

London Zoo lets you put your cat on the mapThe zoo hopes the interactive, searchable map will get people thinking about the plight of endangered big cats.

London Zoo lets you put your cat on the map
The zoo hopes the interactive, searchable map will get people thinking about the plight of endangered big cats.

11

May

Google Timelapse reveals an altered Earth
The search giant has teamed up with NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey to create a stunning time-lapse look at humanity’s effect on Earth over 28 years.

Google Timelapse reveals an altered Earth

The search giant has teamed up with NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey to create a stunning time-lapse look at humanity’s effect on Earth over 28 years.

30

Mar

London Zoo lets you put your cat on the map
The zoo hopes the interactive, searchable map will get people thinking about the plight of endangered big cats.

London Zoo lets you put your cat on the map

The zoo hopes the interactive, searchable map will get people thinking about the plight of endangered big cats.

20

Mar

Google Maps unveils views of Everest
Users can see stunning, panoramic imagery from some of the highest, most remote places on Earth, including the 18,192-foot-high Mount Everest base camp.

Google Maps unveils views of Everest

Users can see stunning, panoramic imagery from some of the highest, most remote places on Earth, including the 18,192-foot-high Mount Everest base camp.

26

Nov

Has Google Maps found the disappearing island from the TV series ‘Lost’?A South Pacific island that can be found on Google Maps isn’t really there, according to researchers who recently sailed right over the location.

Has Google Maps found the disappearing island from the TV series ‘Lost’?
A South Pacific island that can be found on Google Maps isn’t really there, according to researchers who recently sailed right over the location.

05

Oct

9 things you probably shouldn’t do in the presence of a Google Street View vehicleJust when you think it’s safe to step naked outside your house, this crazy car with 9 cameras rolls up.

9 things you probably shouldn’t do in the presence of a Google Street View vehicle
Just when you think it’s safe to step naked outside your house, this crazy car with 9 cameras rolls up.