Thursday, August 30, 2007

MOTW #90

Algeria is building its first subway line-in Algiers. The line shown on the map is the first of three proposed lines. Unfortunately this is the best map I could find of the system. The map showing all the proposed lines is even harder to read.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

MOTW #89

National Geographic has this interactive map of selected US local foods - the type that you can only find in a very small area. Click on the place and the recipe comes up - albeit slowly. I know you're craving the Livermush right about now!
Quick vent - National Geographic of all organizations ought to be able to locate Buffalo properly.
People are going to show up in Rochester looking for Beef on Weck and leave in tears!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

MOTW #88

From the Daily Mail - Research shows that almost 50 per cent of Britain's drivers - an astonishing 15 million - are unable to identify simple map symbols and that about 11million admit they "cannot read a basic road map". Then again if you scroll down and look at the Ordnance Survey's map symbols you may have trouble with them too. You didn't know the green box was mud? PC? Must be a Brit thing.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

MOTW #87

These maps are "wind speed grids" for New England. The heights (30m, etc) in the upper corners are the height at which the wind speeds were measured. This study was done by Truewind Solutions to get an idea of how much wind power can be derived from wind turbines of different heights and locations.
If you really want the whole in depth analysis you can go to the Mass. Technology Collaborative and get a detailed wind map for areas within souther New England.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

MOTW #86

I've wanted to actually do a timely map of a newsworthy event for a while now so here are two maps from yesterdays horrible bridge collapse in Minneapolis. The first was taken from MinnDOT via wikipedia. The diagram map is from CNN.