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US military uses map of DC for Trump's inauguration

Friday, January 20, 2017 - 12:16pm

Presidential inaugurations require a massive amount of coordination for both the celebration and security. To help plan it all out, the US military does what's called a "Rehearsal of Concept" (ROC) drill — which involves using a massively large map to plan the entire inauguration process.

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2016 Google Searches

Friday, January 20, 2017 - 12:12pm

Using Google Trends Estately, a national real estate company, mapped out what each state Googled more frequently than other state in 2016.

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5 Maps showing the new Megaregions

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 11:21am

Marchetti’s constant, a sturdy observation that humans since the Paleolithic Era have always lived roughly 30 minutes from their work - has now broken down.  

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How the world is connected

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 1:40pm

We are connected by transportation, utilities, and communications.  Many of these can be (and are in this link) mapped. Check out the interface Harvard put together for viewing.  

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Holiday gift suggestions

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 1:21pm

Map books....everyone loves em! Check out some of the newest/best books available. 

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