Why aren't railroad crossings on your map app?

Feb 6, 2017
About 200 people are killed at track crossings each year.
Many signs indicate the danger at the site of a deadly 2015 accident in Oxnard, California, where a truck driver turned his vehicle onto railroad tracks.
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Why everyone knows Darth Vader

Feb 17, 2016
A Swiss data scientist maps the "Star Wars" universe.
The relationships in the Star Wars universe, as mapped by Kirell Benzi. 
Kirell Benzi

Maps for autonomous vehicles go beyond directions

Aug 4, 2015
The minutiae and the stakes of mapping technology.

Mapping the city, statistic by statistic

Jul 21, 2014
The map, one of the central elements of navigation, has expanded in capability since the form has been translated to digital. Case in point, the MIT Media Lab’s “You Are Here” project is a collection of maps that visualize a…

Never again ask, 'Where can I find the ... ?' It will find you.

Dec 6, 2013
Apple activated tracking beacons in its stores, the latest retailer to enable micro-location technology.