British Library: British Empire maps of Africa added online

British Library: British Empire maps of Africa added online. “Around the turn of the 20th century the British War Office in London maintained a library of original, mostly hand-drawn mapping that covered large parts of the world where detailed and reliable surveys were not otherwise available. The maps were gathered from a rich variety of sources including military expeditions, boundary commissions, explorers, travellers, missionaries and spies, and they were used by the War Office for making and revising official printed products.”

MIT Technology Review: Mapping the world in 3D will let us paint streets with augmented reality

MIT Technology Review: Mapping the world in 3D will let us paint streets with augmented reality. “If you believe tech optimists, 10 years from now self-driving cars will be ubiquitous, drones will deliver our parcels, and robots will bring us our groceries. And one day soon, our cities will be painted with augmented reality that feels as if it belongs to the street corner where it was placed.”

Google Earth on Medium: Explore 400 Years of Maps in Google Earth

Google Earth on Medium: Explore 400 Years of Maps in Google Earth. “Today we’re bringing back a layer that has long been a favorite of ours on Google Earth — the Historical Map Collection from David Rumsey. Long-time users might recognize some of these maps from a previous collection, but they’ve never been easier to explore on the web or on your phone or tablet.”

Windpower Engineering and Development: Interactive map pinpoints energy storage installations worldwide

Windpower Engineering and Development: Interactive map pinpoints energy storage installations worldwide. “A digital map detailing more than 120 lead battery-powered energy storage projects has been unveiled by the Consortium for Battery Innovation (CBI). The map, published online for the Energy Storage Association’s (ESA) annual conference held in Phoenix, Arizona this week includes diverse case studies demonstrating successful lead battery energy storage installations from the United States, to Asia and Europe.”

TechCrunch: Want to know where epidemics are flaring up around the world? Metabiota has the tool for you

TechCrunch: Want to know where epidemics are flaring up around the world? Metabiota has the tool for you. “In an effort to inform the public of the health risks breaking out all over the world (or just to scare the bejeezus out of already paranoid people) the startup Metabiota has released a free-to-use epidemic tracker for all of the outbreaks monitored publicly around the world.”

Arizona Secretary of State: Arizona Memory Project Is Chugging Along With New Rail Road Collection

Arizona Secretary of State: Arizona Memory Project Is Chugging Along With New Rail Road Collection. “The Arizona State Railroad Museum Foundation, located in Williams, Arizona, recently uploaded 22 full-size, color land grant application maps of the historic Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company on the Arizona Memory Project….The Land Grant Filing Maps are first generation enhanced images scanned from the original ink-on-lined color drawings and filed with the National Archives and Records Administration. The maps represent the railroad from 1881 to 1883.”