News items tagged with map

Google is giving non-profits its latest satellite maps

Google is giving non-profits its latest satellite maps

Non-profit groups don't often have the luxury of using satellite maps to gauge their progress clearing landmines or saving trees. Getting fresh imagery is typically expensive, if it's an option at all...

By Jon Fingas on 14 November 2015
It's now possible to map your home's WiFi signal in 3D

It's now possible to map your home's WiFi signal in 3D

We already know that it's possible to map your home's WiFi signal in 2D, but that doesn't help if you're holding your phone above your head to get connected. Step forward YouTuber CNLohr, who appears...

By Daniel Cooper on 14 November 2015
Google Map Maker returns to the US, UK and over 40 other countries

Google Map Maker returns to the US, UK and over 40 other countries

Google's Map Maker tool returned a few weeks ago after being shut down following an issue with digital vandalism. While it went live in six countries earlier this month, the US and UK weren't among th...

By Billy Steele on 14 November 2015
NASA's Mars Trek is Google Earth for the red planet

NASA's Mars Trek is Google Earth for the red planet

Yes, Google Earth and Street View are great for impromptu armchair traveling. But if you prefer taking a virtual jaunt somewhere literally out of this world, you might want to visit NASA's Mars Trek w...

By Mariella Moon on 14 November 2015
The human cost of global spyware sales

The human cost of global spyware sales

This year a number of major news stories released information on world governments buying, selling and using surveillance technologies on their citizens. These stories, reports -- and in some cases, h...

By Violet Blue on 14 November 2015
WiFi Map uses community power to share network passwords

WiFi Map uses community power to share network passwords

WiFi Map is a crowdsourced tool for finding all of the Wi-Fi hotspots in your area as well as the passwords to certain security-protected networks. Anyone in the area is able to comment on a WiFi netw...

By George Tinari on 14 November 2015
Fan-made 'GTA V' interactive map app puts Rockstar's to shame

Fan-made 'GTA V' interactive map app puts Rockstar's to shame

Grand Theft Auto V really seems like the gift that keeps on giving. The latest present? An unofficial map app (Android, iOS and web) that's been updated with collectibles locations from the current-ge...

By Timothy J. Seppala on 14 November 2015
Follow the world's mass transit on this live map

Follow the world's mass transit on this live map

Sure, it's not hard to learn when your bus is likely to show up, but have you wondered where everyone else's bus is at any given moment? You now have an easy way to find out. GeOps and the University...

By Jon Fingas on 13 November 2015
Spotify map compiles playlists from musical tastes around the world

Spotify map compiles playlists from musical tastes around the world

If you're curious what kind of music folks in other parts of the world are listening to, Spotify now offers a handy tool that compiles just that. The streaming service gathers info from popular tracks...

By Billy Steele on 11 November 2015
Collaborative mapping project will chart the Amazon's rivers

Collaborative mapping project will chart the Amazon's rivers

Crowdsourced mapping efforts are helpful in many places, but they're most useful in corners of the globe where even the professional maps are incomplete -- you can address gaps in coverage that might...

By Jon Fingas on 11 November 2015
Mapping project catalogs Instagram sunrises from around the world

Mapping project catalogs Instagram sunrises from around the world

Have you noticed the wealth of sunrise and sunset photos on Instagram? Michelle Chandra certainly has, and her project offers a look at the sun's activity around the world in real time. "All Our Suns"...

By Billy Steele on 10 November 2015