One Interactive Map Reveals the Wi-Fi Passwords From Airports Around the World Frequent travelers understand the headache of finding decent Wi-Fi in most airports. Slow lines or service that is limited to 30 minutes can make killing time on a layover a nightmare. Travel blogger and computer security engineer Anil Polat has solved the problem with this online map of crowdsourced Wi-Fi passwords in airports around the world. Trainspotting: Europe's railway lines - Views of the World Passenger transport in Europe is largely dominated by cars. In the past decade, cars kept a consistent share of around 83 per cent of the modal split within the European Union, followed by buses and coaches (around nine per cent in most recent statistics) and trains (between seven and eight per cent). The modal split describes these modes of transport as ‘transport kilometres travelled by all inland passengers’. In the debate about sustainable development, this is an important measure to monitor the environmental and social impacts of the specific modes of transport. Cars are generating the most emissions and pollution per passenger kilometre and also have significantly higher accident rates.
Introduction – Google Earth Studio Google Earth Studio is a browser-based animation tool for Google Earth's 3D and satellite imagery. Google Earth has a massive store of 2D and 3D Earth data, from large-scale geological features to individual city buildings. Earth Studio is the easiest way to leverage this imagery for still and animated content. We modeled Earth Studio on industry-standard animation tools, so motion professionals can pick it up and start animating right away. Helpful tools like Quick Starts make it possible for anyone to create beautiful animations, incredibly fast. This documentation provides a comprehensive breakdown of Earth Studio features, as well as advice on how to use the tool to quickly achieve the best looking results.
'Harry Potter': The Latin roots and meanings of spells - INSIDER If only we were all wizards like Harry. Warner Bros. Pictures Folding paper globes - MapScaping Whether you are looking for a fun family project, a teaching resource or just want something interesting and unique to decorate your home or office with these printable globes are just the thing. The graphic on each globe is not just a pretty picture, made from real topographic data, each globe is a great way of exploring our earth. The globes are designed to be printed in A3 but A4 is fine too. Ingeniously Redesigned World Map Looks Unusual, But Is Highly Accurate We've been conditioned to look at the world in one, highly distorted, manner due to the prevalence of the Mercator projection. Gerardus Mercator's vision of the world was revealed in 1569 and has become the widely accepted version of the planet, yet it contains enormous flaws. For one, both Antarctica and Greenland are represented as much larger landmasses than what is accurate, while Alaska is shown to be as big as Brazil, even though Brazil is nearly five times its size. One clever Japanese designer, Hajime Narukawa, has spent years studying an innovative solution for a new world map.
Map Projections & What They Say About You Comic by Randall Munroe at XKCD Most people go through life perfectly happy in the knowledge that the real earth looks like it does on a standard Mercator projection map. Cartographers, map nerds and those that have seen this scene from the West Wing know that this is not really the case. Wikipedia sums up why map projections are necessary in the first place: Map projections are necessary for creating maps. All map projections distort the surface in some fashion. Global 500 2010: Maps - Top 500 Companies are ranked by total revenues for their respective fiscal years ended on or before March 31, 2015. All companies on the list must publish financial data and report part or all of their figures to a government agency. Figures are as reported, and comparisons are with the prior year’s figures as originally reported for that year. Fortune does not restate the prior year’s figures for changes in accounting.
The Scotsman's guide to Scotch whisky pronunciation - Scotsman Food and Drink We asked Frank Murphy of the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow to help us to create a guide on the correct way to say the names of some of the Scotch whisky distilleries which are the hardest to pronounce. From Laphroaig to Auchroisk, the names of some Scottish distilleries can often seem impossible to pronounce. To help we have created a quick video guide with Frank, showing how to pronounce some of the harder distilleries to help impress your friends or simply make it easier to order them the next time you want a dram. AnCnoc (Knockdhu Distillery) World’s Most Dangerous Countries Revealed, And It May Change Your Travel Plans Just like last year, International SOS and Control Risks have released a map that shows just how tourist-friendly all countries are, and it’s worth looking at if you’re planning a trip for 2018 to a place you’ve never been before. After all, we all like coming back from a holiday with all of our limbs and other valuables. Show Full Text Collecting data from the World Health Organization and other institutions, the interactive ‘Travel Risk Map’ reveals just how risky countries are regarding road safety, security and medical matters. According to The Ipsos Mori Business Resilience Trends Watch 2018, 63% of people think travel-related risks have increased during the past year. In the paper, security threats and natural disasters were cited as main reasons for changed travel plans.
This Map Shows the Hourly Wage You Need to Afford an Apartment in Your State A new report shows that skyrocketing rent prices have put basic living arrangements out of reach in nearly every state for most low-income workers. In order to afford a modest two-bedroom apartment in the U.S., workers on average need to earn at least $20.30 an hour, according to 2016 data from the National Low-Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC). That’s roughly $13 more per hour than the federal minimum wage, and roughly $5 per hour more than the average national $15.42 hourly wage earned by renters last year.