SkyVector Aeronautic Maps

I’m studying for my FAA drone pilot test and came across this very cool site with zoomable versions of aeronautic maps for the whole world, with various weather and navigation overlays – you can even plan and file flight plans. I know the technology behind this is pretty simple nowadays, but it still impresses the shit out of me.  

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One symbol. Many meanings.

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2020

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Long USA Hiking Trails

Lots of great hiking trails in the United States.

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Knowledge Management

Interesting diagram and article on knowledge management.

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America’s Sunniest Locations

A nice interactive map of daily sunlight.

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1921 Mid-atlantic Rail and Ferry Map

A modern representation of old rail and ferry routes in the mid-atlantic.

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Stainless Steel City Maps

Nice laser cut maps of a number of cities based on openstreetmap vectors.

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Post-election Analysis

Three very nice articles analyzing voting patterns: Razor thin margins in important swing states: What counties swung to the other party: And an elegant but slightly hard to understand look at urban/rural differences:

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2016 Election Info

I love how people will spend hours reading yelp to find the best tacos in town, searching for the cheapest flights for their next vacation, looking for costume accessories on etsy, comparing reviews of their next phone upgrade or amazon purchase, yet base their vote for leader of the free world on facebook rants and memes. The reviews are in. The information is available. Go read it. I will try...

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