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Street View Driver – Virtual Drive Around The World [Shared]

Want to get a feeling of a city or town from your work desk? Check out this app built on top of Google Street View. Drive through town and check out the sites. – Douglas Street View Driver Create a … Continue reading

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Local Adventuring – by Rob Walker via The Art of Noticing [Shared]

Local Adventuring – by Rob Walker – The Art of Noticing A while back, I connected with Alastair Humphreys, a writer, and self-described adventurer. I immediately admired his curious and exploratory spirit, and I have mentioned him before. He’s written … Continue reading

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Maps Mania: Aerial Archaeology via Maps Mania [Shared]

Maps Mania: Aerial Archaeology Historic England has released a new interactive map which identifies archaeological sites in England which have been identified, mapped and recorded using aerial photography. The map brings together and makes freely accessible over 30 years of … Continue reading

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Behind the Design Watercolor Maptiles via the Cooper Hewitt Museum [Live] – May 18, 2021

Behind the Design Watercolor Maptiles via the Cooper Hewitt Museum [Live] – May 18, 2021 Join Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum for the latest installment in the Behind the Design program series. Curator Andrea Lipps, conservator Jessica Walthew, and Stamen … Continue reading

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Nat Geo Launched a Free Website for Printing Detailed Topographical Maps via PetaPixel

The folks at National Geographic just did a solid favor for all the adventurous outdoor photographers out there. They put every US Geological Survey (USGS) topographical map from across the United States on one easy-to-navigate site and made them easy … Continue reading

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Data Visualizations & Vintage Maps via Google Maps Mania

Nombre Quotidien de Trains sur le Réseau de L’Ouest by Émile Cheysson Anyone who has spent any time browsing through the David Rumsey Map Collection will have realized that not only is it a fantastic collection of the world’s vintage … Continue reading

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Civics – 7 in a Series – Follow the money!

A wise man once said, many years ago, “Follow The Money” and it has always been true, especially when it comes to civics. If you want a clear indication of a government’s goals and direction, follow the money using this database … Continue reading

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Civics – 6 in a Series – LA City Clerk Connect

Today I turn my attention back to my own backyard with this link to LA City Clerk Connect, the online information system and app for all things Los Angeles Government. Here you will find schedules, ordinances, agendas, committee information, voting … Continue reading

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Civics – 4 in a Series – Important Civic Notification and Alerts Direct To You!

One of the best ways of staying informed of civic information is by letting that information come to you — instead of searching it out each time. This week, I focus on 3 services  that provide up-to-the moment info on … Continue reading

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Part of our neighborhood as of 1955 [History]

I have been going down the rabbit hole of archives lately and came across this Sanborn Fire Insurance Map last updated in 1955. It is always fun to see what has changed and, in some cases, what has remained the … Continue reading

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Civics – 3 in a series – Keeping aware of neighborhood activities with SFV Scanner and others on Twitter

On Nextdoor I often see posts like “What is going on? Why are there helicopters overhead? Why am I hearing sirens?” and others. This is natural, as we all want to stay in touch with what is happening in our … Continue reading

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New Design: The San Fernando Valley Map (1923) on Tops, iPhone Cases, Prints, and More from Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

New Design: The San Fernando Valley Map (1923) on Tops, iPhone Cases, Prints, and More from Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale] Available exclusively fromDouglasEWelch.com/shop/330 Also available on throw blankets, pillows, tops, tees, iPhone cases and much more! … Continue reading

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Civics – 2 in a series – LA 311 Calls and Status from LACity.org

Looking toward the new year, I am making an effort to be more civic-minded and taking more interest in my city, country, state, and country. Today aI am highlighting the wealth of data available at data.LACity.org. This is public data … Continue reading

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Home School: The History of the World in Four Maps via Google Maps Mania

The animated map above shows the changing borders of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa during the Twentieth Century. It is a a pretty good illustration of how geo-political developments demand frequently updated maps. I created this animated map … Continue reading

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Home School: Free to Use and Reuse: Maps of Cities via Library of Congress Blog

Cities grow, adapt and change, like all living things. The Library’s map collections show this in all sorts of unexpected ways, offering a vision of days gone by, of what “normal” once looked like.  We present you with some fascinating … Continue reading

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