Even locals don't know they're there, but Seep City reveals the groundwater diverted or otherwise concealed by development—which may yet be useful to parched inhabitants.
The Library of Congress recently scanned and posted 30,000 maps drafted and published in the 19th century by The Sanborn Map Company. That being rather a lot of get though, Ben Welsh made a Twitter bot that posts one every few hours. Here's an 1896 insurance map of Goshen, Indiana. Delicious. If you like those… READ THE REST
Flat maps distort the spherical Earth. By how much, exactly? This 1947 film draws a world map on a grapefruit and unpeels it in various ways to show how the land masses' sizes and shapes change when they get projected on a flat surface. Even if you use a globe, you can't really see what… READ THE REST
This globe was created by Tyler Morgan-Wall using GeoJSON, an open source format for visualizing geographic features, using data from the Submarine Cable Map. A little more helpful context, courtesy of Vice: According to TeleGeography, there are 426 active submarine cables in the world. The cables are mostly the diameter of a garden hose and filled with filaments… READ THE REST
If you were like everyone at the beginning of the 2020 pandemic, then you probably tried your hand at bread-making. Maybe you were successful, but evidenced by the fact that so many people have left the hobby behind, it seems like bread-making was too much to handle for some. But what if you could automate… READ THE REST
Let's be honest, not all of us need the newest MacBook Pro with all the bells and whistles to complete our personal or professional tasks, nor is paying the highest price a reasonable option. So what about a refurbished MacBook Pro? You'd be pleased to know that this doesn't mean sacrificing the quality associated with… READ THE REST
It seems like everyone and their brother is a photographer or videographer these days. After all, our smartphones have high-quality cameras that allow us to snap publish-worthy shots and videos in a matter of seconds. However, if you're looking to take a modest hobby and turn it into something truly professional, you should get your… READ THE REST