The idea we know more about the Moon than the deep sea is seductive – but it’s 70 years out of date.
Artificial intelligence can spot differences in images from before and after a storm over wide areas in almost real time. It showed Hurricane Ian’s vast damage in Florida.
Geographers often talk about the ‘silences’ of maps – what’s missing and unseen. Those silences can be as meaningful as what’s shown.
Glaciers in North America, Europe and the Andes, in particular, have significantly less ice than people realized.
A new study highlights disparities and proposes research priorities for advancing the use of small aerial drones in disaster management.
In many cases, colonial maps would portray conquered land as having been ‘empty’ and available when settlers arrived — even if it wasn’t.
A greater understanding of interconnectedness created by river maps could influence people to become more engaged with conserving river systems.
The coronavirus pandemic has driven a lot of scientific progress in the past year. But just as some of the social changes are likely here to stay, so are some medical innovations.
An algorithm driven world is dehumanising – but by understanding this we can call for a more equitable and human use of data.
Born on July 30, 1920, geologist and cartographer Tharp changed scientific thinking about what lay at the bottom of the ocean – not a featureless flat, but rugged and varied terrain.
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.