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 4:25pm 9/19/14 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 1:18pm 5/02/14 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 3:29pm 1/05/14 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 2:48pm 10/02/13 2:48pm

Google Street View Driver Rams 2 Buses, 1 Truck in Failed Hit-and-Run

It's not a good year to be a Google Street View driver—or rather, in this case, to be anywhere in the vicinity of one. In Bogor, Indonesia, one ill-fated Google Street View car got itself into a bit of trouble when the driver's failed attempt at a hit-and-run involved him ramming into two large public busses and a… » 9/13/13 11:10am 9/13/13 11:10am

15 Subway Maps That Trace NYC's Transit History

Though you and I are only familiar with a single MTA map, dozens of other maps have attempted to make the NYC subway, er, reasonably comprehensive over the years. It's hard to imagine that the 1, 2, and 3 lines weren't always red, or that the L was once known as the "16 Line," which is what makes these old maps so fun… » 9/03/13 10:14am 9/03/13 10:14am

10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Google Maps Master

The Maps Wars are on in earnest—with Apple Maps now finding its feet after a shaky start, and Bing Maps forming an integral part of Windows Phone, Google Maps can't afford to stand still. A recent overhaul brought bringing more customization options, extra features and a brand new look. Here are 10 useful tips and… » 9/02/13 2:04pm 9/02/13 2:04pm

Explore London's Tube In 3D With This Hypnotic Real-Time Map

Back in June, London’s transit corporation decided to release all of its information about bus and train departures to the public. That way, administrators probably figured, eager developers could use that data to build better transit apps. But the move has also resulted in some pretty interesting creative projects,… » 8/21/13 11:28am 8/21/13 11:28am

Google Street View's Greatest, Weirdest Hits

Google Street View has something of a history for catching us in our more—uh, delicate states. And our more defecatory states. And our more dead states. While the latter is mostly just depressing, the rest are almost always delightful. And luckily for us, Captain-Obviouss has kindly prompted his fellow Redditors to… » 7/12/13 1:50pm 7/12/13 1:50pm