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January 31, 2014

Commute Map

These Maps Will Change How You Think About Your Commute

from the site:

It looks a bit like an isochrone, a map showing how far you can travel on a transportation network in a given time frame, starting from a single location.

But this map tells us something about every point of origin in the Minneapolis/St. Paul region simultaneously. Specifically, it tells us how many jobs are accessible within 30 minutes - using the key at right - from each location by public transit, during the 7-9 a.m. peak morning window.

January 15, 2014

Worldwide Current Wind Map

http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/isobaric/1000hPa/

from the site:

a visualization of global weather conditions

forecast by supercomputers

updated every three hours


January 8, 2014

Map of 19th Century Shipping Routes

A map of 19th Century shipping routes and nothing else

from the site:

Nautical trade routes stretch like so many lengths of string in this arresting visualization of intercontinental commerce in the 1800s. The map that emerges highlights not only several continents and their busiest ports, but the various trade winds that cycle through the lower reaches of Earth's atmosphere.