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This Is The Most Depressing Version Of Google Maps I’ve Ever Seen | It allows you to look up your own city as well.

This Is The Most Depressing Version Of Google Maps I’ve Ever Seen

This Is The Most Depressing Version Of Google Maps I’ve Ever Seen | It allows you to look up your own city as well.

A groundbreaking study by UC Berkeley and MIT researchers has pinpointed a small group of drivers making Bay Area freeways miserable for the rest of us, though the reason may surprise you.  These commuters aren't necessarily slow or bad drivers. Instead, they come from a few outlying neighborhoods and travel long distances together in the same direction like schools of fish -- clogging up not only the roads they drive on, but also everyone else's.

A groundbreaking study by UC Berkeley and MIT researchers has pinpointed a small group of drivers making Bay Area freeways miserable for the rest of us, though the reason may surprise you. These commuters aren't necessarily slow or bad drivers. Instead, they come from a few outlying neighborhoods and travel long distances together in the same direction like schools of fish -- clogging up not only the roads they drive on, but also everyone else's.

“If you consider where and how urbanization is happening in the world, the single biggest place is China,” said Tim Stonor, the CEO of Space Syntax, Ltd, which guides architects and urban planners on the science of building cities. It opened an office in Beijing in November, hoping to use history’s largest urban migration as a stage for its unconventional approach to designing cities. / via @sonal chokshi

There's a Science to Foot Traffic, and It Can Help Us Design Better Cities

“If you consider where and how urbanization is happening in the world, the single biggest place is China,” said Tim Stonor, the CEO of Space Syntax, Ltd, which guides architects and urban planners on the science of building cities. It opened an office in Beijing in November, hoping to use history’s largest urban migration as a stage for its unconventional approach to designing cities. / via @sonal chokshi

How Maps Can Change The World -   How using advanced mapping technology has let one aid organization in Africa see more clearly the scope of the problems it’s trying to fix.

How Maps Can Change The World

How Maps Can Change The World - How using advanced mapping technology has let one aid organization in Africa see more clearly the scope of the problems it’s trying to fix.

What would it look like if we all put aside our differences, beefed up our infrastructure, and connected North America’s existing subway lines into a pan-continental Voltron subway — a Voltrain, if you will — running from Far Rockaway to Redondo Beach and from Mexico to Montreal? Randall Munroe of XKCD has a map, plus some secret innovations (look for the Puerto Rico submarine shuttle) | #subways

Here’s what it would look like if we connected every subway from Canada to Mexico

What would it look like if we all put aside our differences, beefed up our infrastructure, and connected North America’s existing subway lines into a pan-continental Voltron subway — a Voltrain, if you will — running from Far Rockaway to Redondo Beach and from Mexico to Montreal? Randall Munroe of XKCD has a map, plus some secret innovations (look for the Puerto Rico submarine shuttle) | #subways

An Insanely Detailed, Hand-Drawn Map of San Francisco

An Insanely Detailed, Hand-Drawn Map of San Francisco

Mon Montreal, Canada by Bjorn Feldmann: http://www.departful.com/2013/01/they-draw-and-travel-15-more-creative-travel-maps/

They Draw and Travel: 15 MORE Creative Travel Maps

Mon Montreal, Canada by Bjorn Feldmann: http://www.departful.com/2013/01/they-draw-and-travel-15-more-creative-travel-maps/

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