Ahoy! On Marine Traffic, you can view boats all over the seven seas in real-time. Click on one of the icons to learn more about what type of vessel you're viewing, where it's heading, how fast it's going, and more. As I'm writing this, 242,985 vessels have been tracked via satellite technology within the past hour.
This low earth orbit visualization tool allows users to see satellites all over the world. You can click on a satellite to see details about it, or you can perform a search using specific filters. During my time playing with the site, I saw 19,165 satellites. Zoom in and out to see the orbit from any… READ THE REST
The Italian creative studio Invasione Creativa took a bunch of famous paintings and used voxelizing techniques to transform them into chunkily-pixeled relief-maps. The Mona Lisa, in that video above, becomes a landscape of colorful hill, valleys, and peaks. The result is terrain that is super reminiscent of Minecraft — these would make pretty fun maps… 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
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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. Black Friday is here, and if you're looking for great deals to start your holiday shopping, we're marking down some of our bestselling items from November 24 through 27! For example,… 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. The internet is a chaotic, weird, beautiful thing where you can find things from amazing infographics to fun news blurbs about what is clearly the prologue to a horror movie. When you're… READ THE REST