If you've ever wanted to make your own map—either of the real world or a fantasy world of your creation—these tips from Jonathan Roberts are essential. Roberts is best known for creating the maps for the Game of Thrones cartography book Lands of Ice and Fire. Check out his website Fantastic Maps for more tips, including how to design a map for a town, how to draw a cave, how to draw a chasm, and how to indicate different elevations with shading.
Coming soon to Google Maps — a new way to navigate cities in the form of highly detailed digital models that look like 3D movies. Here's how "Immersive View" is described on the Google Blog: Thanks to advances in computer vision and AI that allow us to fuse together billions of Street View and aerial… READ THE REST
Abandoned Rails maps thousands of miles of abandoned routes, complete with photos and articles about the history of America's railroads. For example, check out the West End Branch, abandoned only a few years ago, one of the many rusting lines across the country which always strike me as potential elements of passenger light rail services… READ THE REST
Back of Your Hand is a fun browser game that tests how well you know the streets of a particular city or area. Apparently for me, the answer is not very well. I blame it on Google Maps and Waze. READ THE REST
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We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. With most of our daily activities happening online, no one will ever complain about having too much storage space. On the contrary, it's frustrating when you run out of storage or have… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. We're sure our parents had a wild time back in the day without modern media, and to some degree, we wish we could be a little less plugged in. But then we… READ THE REST