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Maps and Cartography

Map of every independent coffee shop in San Fracisco and the walking-shed community associated with it.

You Are Here: Data Visualizations at the Hyperlocal Level

The Social Computing Group at the MIT Media Lab has launched an ambitious hyperlocal cartography project called “You Are Here” which has a goal to produce 100 maps showing a slice of life in 100 various U.S. cities (for a total of 10,000 maps).  The project is starting out with launching one map per […]

GIS Software

Maurice Fallon, researcher from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, wears the portable mapping device.Maurice Fallon, researcher from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, wears the portable mapping device.

Wearable Cartography – Portable Mapping System

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have developed a portal mapping system that transmits remotely a digital map of the wearer’s environment.  The concept behind the technology is known as simultaneous localization and mapping or SLAM and previously had only been applied to mapping by robots. The device was […]