oh, chicago

Legal weed in IL: map of dispensaries

“Dozens of existing medical dispensaries have been awarded licenses to start selling recreational cannabis at the start of the year, including nine in Chicago.” | learn more

fun facts

A map of the unknown world

“A Ghurka rifleman escaped from a Japanese prison in south Burma and walked six hundred miles alone through the jungles to freedom. The journey took him five months, but he never asked the way and he never lost the way…” […]

on the blockchain

Digital asset industry map.

From Vision Hill Research (I’m not familiar with this group, but the product looks good): “We summarized our results in this info-graphic as the State of the Digital Asset Industry — 2019.” |learn more

fun facts

Interactive map shows 9 billion lightning strikes. 

“Every second on Earth, 100 lightning bolts strike the planet. That’s about 8 million strikes per day, and 3 billion a year, on average. But as this map of nearly 9 billion lightning strikes shows, lightning is not evenly distributed […]

tech, startups, internet

Google maps’ deep moat. 

Cartography expert Justin O’Beirne is at it again. He’s back with a current analysis of the different mapping services. He analyzes just how far ahead Google Maps is when compared to Apple and others. | learn more

fun facts

A death map of Roman Emperors. 

Someone made a fun map showing where 70 Roman Emperors (from 14 – 395 AD) died. Naturally, it’s color coded by the cause of death. | learn more

tech, startups, internet

A year of Maps changes. 

Cartography expert Justin O’Beirne created a fascinating post diving into the nuanced changes in Google and Apple maps over the past year. This is way more interesting than it sounds! Thanks to Alex S for the link. | learn more