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This Map Of American Literature Road Trips Is Perfect For Summer

If you haven’t picked your summer vacation yet, might I suggest one of these thoroughly-catalogued road trips from some of America’s greatest road-tripping stories? Steven Melendez and Richard Kreitner have teamed up for Atlas Obscura to plot the course of the cross-country trips detailed in some of America’s finest… »7/26/15 10:40am7/26/15 10:40am

Apple Wants To Make Navigation Like A Friend Reading You Directions

Apple has filed for a patent titled “Humanized Navigation Instructions for Mapping Applications.” It’s exactly what it sounds like, nixing voice prompts that say, “turn right in 600 feet” to “make the next right after the McDonalds.” And it could explain its fleet of sensor-laden minivans.
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Alongways Mobile Finds Interesting Spots to Stop on Your Road Trip

Android/iOS: Alongways, the service that finds interesting and useful places to stop along your road trip route, just took the wraps off of new mobile apps for iOS and Android that will guide you to interesting sights, places to eat, historic landmarks, and more while you're already on the road—perfect if you'd like a… »1/20/15 12:42pm1/20/15 12:42pm

The World As Seen By a Self-Driving Car

For self-driving cars to work safely, we need better mapsmuch better maps. These maps will not only need to know where the roads are. They'll need to show real-time details as general as traffic patterns and as specific the number of inches to the curb. They'll also need to cover millions of miles worth of road. »12/15/14 4:33pm12/15/14 4:33pm

This Powerful Mapping Tool Lets You Plot the Weather Along a Road Trip

The National Weather Service has developed a powerful tool that allows users to create custom weather maps that show everything from temperatures to snow totals. The tool's most excellent feature, by far, is the ability to track future weather along the path of one's road trip. »11/06/14 3:51pm11/06/14 3:51pm

FlightPath 3D Is The First Interactive Flight Map You'll Actually Love

What if you took something like Google Earth, then ramped it up and installed it as an app you can use on planes — giving passengers a virtual view from the cockpit and side windows, as well as locational data with restaurants, hotels, popular spots and even history? Then you'd have FlightPath 3D. »9/19/14 4:25pm9/19/14 4:25pm

What Parts Of The Country Get The Worst Weather Predictions?

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When you check the day's temperature or see if it's going to rain on your way to work, the answer can vary widely depending on where you look. Luckily, the website ForecastAdvisor—which grades the accuracy of U.S. forecasting outlets such as The Weather Channel, National Weather Service (NWS), CustomWeather, and … »5/02/14 1:18pm5/02/14 1:18pm

A map of 19th Century shipping routes and nothing else

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. »1/05/14 3:29pm1/05/14 3:29pm

Official GTA 5 Map Shows UFO Crash Sites Easter Egg Under Blacklight!

Our favorite GTA 5 Collector's Edition easter egg is the GTA map. When held under UV/blacklight it reveals clues to locations of paranormal hotspots like bigfoot sightings, alien bases and UFO crash sites. If Mulder was a gamer, he'd be all over this shit...and Scully would be just another GTA widow. »10/02/13 2:48pm10/02/13 2:48pm