Get lost with maps

Some cool map apps you can play with right now...

Countries of the World Quiz
How many countries can you name in 15 minutes - the quiz!

European History the Interactive Map
Explore European history from 900BC to the present day, with a wealth of information and articles available by clicking.  Here we see the last days of Nazi Germany...

Six stunning maps uncover hidden details of the Earth and the Moon
Explore the Earth and the moon in some fabulous maps on the New Scientist web page.  Here we see the Dymaxion Airocean projection which showing the world's temperature zones on a more accurate representation of continental proportions than the standard Mercator map. Visit the site for maps of the moon; vesuvius; Hurricane Katrina Flooding Estimated Depths and Extent; and Human Mobility and the Spread of Ebola in West Africa.

Foursquare check-ins show the pulse of New York City and Tokyo

Foursquare check-ins show the pulse of New York City and Tokyo from Foursquare on Vimeo.
Every day, millions of people check in on Foursquare. We took a year's worth of check-ins in New York City and Tokyo and plotted them on a map. Each dot represents a single check-in, while the straight lines link sequential check-ins.

What you can see here represents the power of check-in data -- on Foursquare, every city around the world pulses with activity around places every hour of every day.

Related: Also see our data visualization of four days worth of Foursquare check-ins in New York CIty during Hurricane Sandy (and the subsequent power outage) during October 2012:

Build with Chrome
A partnership between LEGO and Google allowing you to create Lego constructions within Google Maps.  Go to your street on Google Maps and try and build your house in virtual Lego.  Then share your creations with your followers. As the title suggests, you are going to need a chrome browser logged-in with your Google account - I'm still waiting for Lego to release a browser.