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Studio 360

4,000 Years of Picturing the Stars

Thursday, January 15, 2015

A new book surveys the history of humanity’s attempts to depict the universe, with results both beautiful and surprisingly accurate.

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Transportation Nation

MTA Wants to Help Subway Riders Find Their Way Above Ground

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

WNYC

The neighborhood maps the MTA places in subway stations are getting a major reboot.

 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Map Thief

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Antiquarian map dealer E. Forbes Smiley spent years stealing valuable maps—until he was finally caught.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

After English and Spanish, Your State Speaks...

Thursday, May 15, 2014

What a new set of maps showing each state's most popular language after English can tell us about ourselves.

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Studio 360

Brian Williams Raps, Game of Thrones Maps, and More

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Also, the ultimate Game of Thrones nerd makes an interactive map, and a light show in the sky.

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On The Media

The World According to Google Maps

Friday, March 28, 2014

On Google Maps, Crimea is still a part of Ukraine, though Vladimir Putin is urging the mapping behemoth to redraw Russia's borders to include the Black Sea peninsula. Whatever Google decides, it’s sure to be politically and culturally fraught.

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Radiolab

An Imaginary Town Becomes Real, Then Not. True Story

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Two mapmakers made the place up. It wasn't real. Then, oddly, it popped into being. I am not making this up. It happened. Then it un-happened.

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On The Media

The New Google Maps Update Would Like To Sell You A Bunch of Stuff

Friday, February 21, 2014

A new upgrade brings event listings for venues (buy tickets!), icons for local businesses (buy local goods!), and a way to map an airplane route. Why add this? Because it allows Google Flights to sell you plane tickets.

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On The Media

A Map Of New York's Lost Mittens

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

There should be a name for this category of website. A word to describe a site which presents itself as a utility, but is probably more of a whimsical proof-of-concept.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Map Of New York's Changing Income

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

What do you see when you map income changes from 2007 to 2012 in New York City by neighborhood? Gentrification in Brooklyn and Harlem -- and the effect of the financial crash on the middle class. Andrew Beveridge, professor of sociology at Queens College, and the man behind Social Explorer, discusses the data and the story it tells us.

 

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The Takeaway

A Worldwide View of Storm Surges In One Map

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

There are all sorts of humanitarian and relief efforts that happen in hard-hit countries after disasters like Typhoon Haiyan. But not all disasters have equally damaging effects. The storm surge from Typhoon Haiyan reached as high as 23 feet and in some places sea water churned up by the storm far exceeded that. James K. Mitchell, a professor of geography at Rutgers University, joins The Takeaway to explain how storm surge makes natural disasters riskier.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Measuring and Mapping Space

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Dr. Roberta Casagrande-Kim, guest curator, and Dr. Jennifer Chi, exhibitions director and chief curator, talk about the exhibition Measuring and Mapping Space: Geographic Knowledge in Greco-Roman Antiquity, focused on ancient cartography and the ways in which Greek and Roman societies perceived and represented both the known and unknown worlds. It’s on view at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) at New York University through January 5, 2014.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Being a Foreign Aid Worker; Teaching in the Bronx; Helen Fielding Revives Bridget Jones; Ancient Maps; Getting Creative

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Jessica Alexander talks about what inspired her to become a foreign aid worker, and how her ideals clashed with reality when she was sent to Rwanda following the genocide there. Laurel Sturt describes the challenges of teaching at an elementary school in a poor Bronx neighborhood. Helen Fielding discusses returning to Bridget Jones in her new novel. We’ll get a history of maps going back to ancient times. And Silicon Valley’s Tom Kelley explains how we can tap into our own creativity to change our workplaces and our homes.

Radiolab

A Most Delightful Map

Friday, September 13, 2013

What I'm going to say sounds ridiculous, but once upon a time it wasn't ridiculous at all. You could wake up one morning in North America and decide to walk to Morocco, have breakfast, and a few hours later, there you are — in Africa. No sweat. Or wander from Australia into Bangladesh. Not a problem. Let me show you how.

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WNYC News

Hungry? So Were the Candidates. A 5-Boro Map of Where They Eat

Friday, September 06, 2013

WNYC

As they head into the final stretch, the candidates will need fuel.  So will you.  So here's a 5-boro map of their fave eats.   

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Transportation Nation

Want to Know Which Way Is North? Don't Ask a New Yorker

Monday, June 24, 2013

Even the locals get confused. According to research, ten percent of New Yorkers are lost at any given time. Now, the city is installing new pedestrian signage to point them in the right direction -- and get them to open their wallets en route.

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New Tech City

MAP: 25 Solar-Powered Charging Stations for Mobile Devices Coming to NYC

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Twenty-five solar charging stations for mobile devices are coming to city parks, beaches, golf courses and other outdoor spaces this summer, courtesy of AT&T. 

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WNYC News

3D Map: Virtual Tour of NYC Under Flood Waters

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

What would the FEMA flood zones released this week look like flooded with water? Now you can see.

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Micropolis

Micropolis: Mapping Love, Hate & Loss in Manhattan

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

What's with this city, that we endlessly dissect it, glorify it, wonder how exactly we fit into it?

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Radiolab

Pacific Island, Bigger Than Manhattan, Vanishes

Friday, March 15, 2013

Sandy Island, located in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Australia, occupies about about 45 square miles of the Coral Sea. It was documented in 1772 and appeared on a 1908 admiralty chart and in Google Maps. The problem is, Sandy Island never existed.

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