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Global Positioning Systems: Much More Than Navigation

Global Positioning Systems: Much More Than Navigation

It wasn’t all that long ago that GPS technology was a rare commodity. These days, nearly every handheld device has GPS-powered navigation and tracking technology built into it. But now global positioning systems have the potential…

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Minimalist Videogame Map Prints: You Were Here, and Here, and Here…

Minimalist Videogame Map Prints: You Were Here, and Here, and Here…

I don’t know which videogame first featured a map of its world, but whoever did that started a wonderful tradition. The in-game map can be one of the most useful and beautiful parts of a game.…

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Google Street View Adds 1,001 New Destinations

Google Street View Adds 1,001 New Destinations

Now you can take a trip to numerous destinations without having to leave the comforts of your home and without spending a single cent. How? With Google’s Street View, which has now been updated with 1,001…

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Australian Police Deem iOS Maps Unsafe & “Potentially Lethal”

Australian Police Deem iOS Maps Unsafe & “Potentially Lethal”

OK, so maybe iOS Maps won’t kill you, but the police in Victoria, Australia have issued a warning to motorists, advising them not to rely on Apple Maps for directions in the town of Mildura.…

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Sensory Maps Show Locations Along with Their Sights, Smells, and Sounds

Sensory Maps Show Locations Along with Their Sights, Smells, and Sounds

Traditionally, maps were made to help people find their way around a city that they might be visiting for the first time. However, Kate McLean took the basic concept of the map and spun it around…

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Google Maps 8-Bit Comes to the NES

Google Maps 8-Bit Comes to the NES

While we’re reasonably certain that the pranksters at Google have jumped the gun with one of their big April Fools pranks, we’re still the slightest bit hopeful that Google Maps for the Nintendo Entertainment System is…

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CityMaps Uses Brand Logos as Landmarks, Doubles as Social Commentary

CityMaps Uses Brand Logos as Landmarks, Doubles as Social Commentary

Google’s Maps service is a wonderful evolution of the ever useful map. But sometimes street names and building numbers are still not enough cues for directions. I’m sure you’ve mentioned a nearby building or store as…

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Nerdy Day Trips Help You Get Your Geek Fix When You’re Traveling

Nerdy Day Trips Help You Get Your Geek Fix When You’re Traveling

When travel agencies put together tours for you, they don’t consider the geek factor of a certain landmark or place. They just consider the appeal it has to the rest of the population – and sometimes,…

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MarioNYC Map: A Guide to the Apple Empire

MarioNYC Map: A Guide to the Apple Empire

I know more about Mario and the Mushroom Kingdom than New York and its citizens, so pardon me if I’m not terribly excited about Jesse Eisemann’s MarioNYC. It’s an animated map of New York City done…

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Making Maps with LEGO

Making Maps with LEGO

I can admit that I have a hard time making anything other than what the instructions show with LEGO bricks most of the time. I think when geeks can take the bricks and make cool things…

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8-Bit City Maps: More Interesting (and More Pixel-Y) Than Google Maps

8-Bit City Maps: More Interesting (and More Pixel-Y) Than Google Maps

This 8-bit map of New York City was made by Brett Camper for the 8-Bit Cities project. The goal is not to make your city look like a video game map, but to make it feel…

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Wiiearth: Travel the World From the Safety of Your Couch

Wiiearth: Travel the World From the Safety of Your Couch

If you happen to enjoy fiddling around with Google Maps and other similar tools, you might be interested in the homebrew app WiiEarth. Just as with Google Earth, you can zoom around the world, checking out…

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Nintendo Ds Lite Gets Gps Navigation With Google Maps

Nintendo Ds Lite Gets Gps Navigation With Google Maps

Your mobile phone already has GPS navigation. Your car probably does too. Even the Sony PSP has a GPS option. So it was only a matter of time before the Nintendo DS would jump into the…

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Provia A1 Gps Navigator: Way Too Sexy for Itself

Provia A1 Gps Navigator: Way Too Sexy for Itself

Those of us in the States tend to think of GPS navigators as relatively utilitarian devices that help us find our way when we’re too afraid to ask for directions at the gas station. In Asia,…

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Typography + Google Maps = Geogreeting

Typography + Google Maps = Geogreeting

In a world full of Google Maps mash-ups, it’s always fun to stumble across one that is truly different. The guys over at geogreeting.com have done just that. Geogreeting takes carefully selected Google satellite images of…

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Sony Gps Features Real-Time Traffic Data

Sony Gps Features Real-Time Traffic Data

The NV-U71T is Sony’s latest entry into the portable GPS navigation arena. The new model is their first to feature a RDS-TMC traffic receiver which provides real-time traffic data and can automatically plot an alternative course…

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