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Gorgeous Geotagged Maps Show How Locals And Tourists Take Different Pictures Around The World

Want to know where tourists and locals take most of their pictures? This series has it all mapped out.

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Visiting a new city often presents a unique challenge: Should you stick mainly with obvious tourist spots, or do you venture off the beaten path and try for a local perspective? For many, the answer is somewhere in between. But just how different are the experiences of tourists and locals in any given city? That’s the question which seems to be at the heart of Eric Fischer’s “Locals and Tourists” project, which takes geotagged images and maps their location (but not the images themselves) in cities across the world, color coding them as either having been taken by tourists (red) or locals (blue).

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What Can This Insane 3D Map of Greenland Teach Us About Climate Change?

The Greenland Ice Sheet contains enough water to raise ocean levels by 20 feet, and it’s melting fast.

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As the world looks ahead at a future where climate change may have catastrophic results for our planet and those of us still living on it (who knows, by then maybe we’ll have colonized the moon?) one team of researchers is looking back a few thousand years, and down a few thousand meters, instead. Specifically, they’re looking at—and through—the nearly three million cubic kilometers of frozen water that comprises the Greenland Ice Sheet, the second-largest ice body on the planet.

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Intermission: 600 Years of Light Projected onto Prague's Astrological Clock

"The 600 Years" is a magnificent video of sound and light projected onto the astrological tower clock at Old Town Square in the center of Prauge.

"The 600 Years" is a magnificent video of sound and light projected onto the astrological tower clock at Old Town Square in the center of Prague. It's quite a lovely application of digital mapping, performed by The Macula.

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