Mapping Tools

“As the crow flies” distance calculator

Google Earth

Articles about maps + mapping

Radiolab: You Are Here:  Episode about getting lost and how our brain knows where we are/why we don’t bump into things.

Mapping, Privacy + Technology  iPhones tracking users’ movements

Projects dealing with maps + mapping

Infographic mapping the US with social ties instead of geography using Cell Phone calls

Institute for Applied Autonomy:  creators of iSEE, a mapping program that helps you avoid surveillance in NYC

Local Projects:  A design firm based out of NYC that makes lots of interactive, educational maps.  Timescapes

City planning + Urban Design has tons of inspiring stories, inventions, and ideas about the future of cities and the world

Design for the Other 90% – an exhibition and book that shares affordable and effective design to help solve concerns in the developing world.


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