Releasing balloons at weddings and other celebrations is festive, until they break into pieces and become plastic pollution. A citizen science project is spotlighting the problem.
By understanding how bushfire maps are created, and what their features represent, you can get better at spotting fake ones.
China has embraced the concept of Digital Earth – the use of data from satellites to create a visual map of what's happening at every point on the planet – and is now a key player in making it happen.
When primary school children in a disadvantaged part of Sydney were asked to map what they valued in the area, their choices were revealing and sometimes surprising.
Take a look at the first high-resolution map of the US food supply chain.
Ultra-clear maps of individual toes were found in the brains of two foot painters – these are not found in typically developed humans.
In May 2019, Canada made a partial submission to the United Nations on the limits of its extended continental shelf in the Arctic.
Historically, western corporate maps have been privileged over Indigenous ones. But given the essential debate of territory in resource conflicts, maps are a crucial tool.
Google, Amazon and other powerful groups are renaming American cities and neighborhoods. That may make the area more appealing to newcomers – but, in many cases, residents aren't happy.
Childhood asthma cases caused by traffic pollution are on the decline. But children in some parts of the country are faring better than others.
Canadian researchers have mapped smart city technologies throughout the country. The interactive map is intended to inform urban residents of the locations of technologies that may affect privacy.
Since 2008, Landsat data has been free for the world to use, spurring new applications and scientific research. But that door could soon slam shut.
Red Dead Redemption 2 has been criticised for its portrayals of violence, but it could also be teaching players the lost art of reading a map.
The huge volume and high quality of data streaming down from Earth observation satellites are transforming how we see and shape our cities.
The map will help uncover real experiences of gender inequality in public places, from sports facilities to public transport, community services and infrastructure, to simply walking down the street.
Can happiness really be mapped?
Life on the Antarctic seafloor is surprisingly diverse – and half of the species live nowhere else on Earth. Now scientists can accurately map this unique biodiversity.
Maps can be an invaluable tool in a natural disaster or humanitarian crisis. A pilot project trained Syrian refugees at a Jordan camp to create their own.
There are more satellites than ever before, orbiting Earth and collecting data that's crucial for scientists. Why do some nations choose not to share that data openly?
Creating a reliable, up to date land register is important for African countries. Drones can help collect and record the necessary data.