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Progress on the DC & Baltimore Map

January 13, 2016 by David Edmondson

Mapping DC and Baltimore[read more]

How Mapping Public Transport Can Help Commuters

April 20, 2015 by Future Cape Town

Mapping Transport

There are more than 600 stops covered by public transport moving in and out of Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa, and these are spread across 60 routes. The GoMetro Map facilitates the accessibility of these routes, allowing commuters to plan and trace their journeys from Bellville to anywhere in the Cape Town area.[read more]

How OpenTreeMap Crowdsourced Inventory Reveals the Benefits of Urban Forests

April 2, 2015 by Leda Marritz

Tree Mapping Tools

OpenTreeMaps are collaborative, crowd-sourced projects where citizens help inventory urban trees, learn about the environmental benefits trees provide and explore nature in their city. Kelaine Ravdin, owner of Urban Ecos, has worked as the project lead on OpenTreeMap projects across California.[read more]

Mapping the Way to Safer Urban Mobility

Mobility, Safety, and Mapping

According to a recent Thomson Reuters Foundation study of the world’s 16 largest metropolitan areas, harassment on public transport is a growing problem for cities worldwide. Nearly 60 percent of the 6,555 women surveyed admitted to having been physically harassed.[read more]

A New Map of the World's Ecosystems

January 15, 2015 by The Dirt ASLA

Eco Map Creation

A new, free, web-based tool from the US Geological Survey and ESRI allows us to gain a better understanding of the ecological character of any place in the world. The web site can be used by everyone, from local officials to landscape architects and conservationists, to visualize complex ecological patterns.[read more]

These Maps Help to Visualize the World's Urban Growth

December 12, 2014 by TheCityFix - produced by WRICities

Mapping the Growth of Cities

We are living in the midst of the urban century. Though it is common knowledge that the world is urbanizing, it can be striking to visualize this growth on a map. For example, how do you show how Asian countries are undergoing a century-long rural to urban migration? These maps show you how.[read more]

Toronto's Very Smart Transit Map

December 12, 2014 by Brandon Donnelly

Toronto Transit Mapping

This smart city map shows all existing, planned, and proposed transit lines in the city, and then overlays population densities, commuting patterns, household income, and so on. It’s a super valuable map that I think reveals a lot about how we should be focusing our energies to get Toronto moving.[read more]

Technology Giants Google and Microsoft Invest in Rio de Janeiro Favela Mapping

November 4, 2014 by The Global Grid

Favela Mapping

Technology giants have finally realized the existing market in the steep alleys where cars barely pass, and where electric power, water, sewage pipes, even cable TV, arrives by spontaneous generation – through the creative improvisation of its residents.[read more]

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder: New Mapping Algorithm Poses Problems and Promise for Cities

Travel and Urban Beauty

Yahoo Labs has recently created a mapping algorithm that helps pedestrians find not the shortest route to their destination, but the most attractive one. This is great for visitors who want to spend their time sightseeing in a new city, or for residents who want to explore their surroundings in a new way.[read more]

History of Street Trees in Paris

May 7, 2013 by Leda Marritz

the view from Monmartre

It’s incredible to think that Paris as we know it today, a place full of incredible boulevards called "The City of Lights" that could just as easily be called "The City of Trees" has the enviable trees that it does.[read more]

Mapping Sinkholes Before They Become Serious

March 3, 2013 by Megan Dalton

mapping sinkholes

As many have seen a sinkhole in Florida swallowed a man in his bedroom making the somewhat mundane term a buzzword around the world.[read more]

The Beauty of Urban Planning from Space

December 8, 2012 by Urban Times

Escaping from the regular debate that surrounds urban planning — veering away from the economics, the societal balances, the environmental sensitivities — and looking directly into the eye of the urban space from above, it becomes clear that the beauty of a city is not reserved to terra firma alone. Individual buildings and their...[read more]