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Emily Badger

CIO Briefing

Facebook Is Using Your Profile to Track Global Urban Migration Trends

Where you live and where you're from are the only data points this analysis needs.

Emerging Tech

Imagining the U.S. Supreme Court Covered in Solar Panels

Project maps the potential for installing solar power on every square meter of every roof in certain locales.

Emerging Tech

Vancouver Is About to Get the World's First Bitcoin ATM

Apparently, it's easier to test the concept in Canada than the U.S.

Emerging Tech

Video: The Future of Personal Drone Navigation Is Here

For the particularly cartographically challenged.

Emerging Tech

How Robots in Outer Space Are Influencing the Cars of the Future

If engineers can build bots that can land themselves on Mars, surely they can produce less sophisticated systems for our vehicles.

Emerging Tech

Watch This Adorable Robot Scoot Down Utility Lines Searching for Damage

Meet the "SkySweeper."

Data

Watch the Intricate Patterns of Global Infrastructure Emerge From Geocoded Tweets

Computer scientist Alan Mislove has created a global, navigable map using much of the same data.

Data

Twitter Can Tell Whether Your Community Is Happy or Not

The results of a study of 82 million tweets from 1,300 counties.

Data

Yes, GIS Files Are Public Data, Too

The California Supreme Court ruled that geographic information system database information is subject to public records laws.

Emerging Tech

Are Civic Hackathons Stupid?

Some officials think the activities are counterproductive.

CIO Briefing

Transit Agencies Fight Back Against an Infamous Patent Troll

ArrivalStar accused of frivolous lawsuits based on dubious patents.

Data

Visualizing the Stunning Growth of 8 Years of OpenStreetMap

Of course, these people know how to map their own mapping exploits.

Data

Every Library and Museum in America, Mapped

America's collection of museums and libraries is actually super impressive when you look at it on a map.

CIO Briefing

We're Only Beginning to Understand How Our Brains Make Maps

The smell of your neighborhood pizzeria and the feel of a cracked sidewalk may be more important than researchers previously believed.

Data

The Potential Problem With Personalized Google Maps? We May Never Know What We're Not Seeing

Google is promising a million maps for a million people with its redesign. But can it avoid confining us to customized urban bubbles?

Data

How Twitter Is Changing the Geography of Communication

New research suggests that location plays a smaller role now in who we talk to and what we talk about.