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For the first time, the entire surface of planet Mercury was mapped

Previously, much of the Mercury’s surface was unknown as it is too far for Earth-bound telescopes to see clearly, while the Mariner 10 flybys in the 1970s observed only about half.  MORE

You can’t see your house from here, but can you see yourself? 

theatlantic:

Mapping the Census: A Dot for Every Person

Brandon Martin-Anderson, a graduate student at MIT’s Changing Places lab, was tired of seeing maps of U.S. population density cluttered by roads, bridges, county borders and other impediments.

Fortunately for us, he has the technological expertise to transform block data from the 2010 Census into points on a map. One point per person, and nothing else. 

Read more. [Images: Brandon Martin-Anderson]

Mural Locator is a site for discovering murals around the world. Users can find murals on the Mural Locator map, or browse the site’s growing archive.
Currently 76 murals are identified in Philadelphia. (Of course, it’s 76.) Do you think that’s all of them in and near the city? I wouldn’t bet on it. Check out the map and add the ones that are missing.
laughingsquid:

Mural Locator, A Worldwide Database of Murals

Mural Locator is a site for discovering murals around the world. Users can find murals on the Mural Locator map, or browse the site’s growing archive.

Currently 76 murals are identified in Philadelphia. (Of course, it’s 76.) Do you think that’s all of them in and near the city? I wouldn’t bet on it. Check out the map and add the ones that are missing.

laughingsquid:

Mural Locator, A Worldwide Database of Murals