Track All Things Orbiting Earth Daily

The brainchild of James Yoder, a future Electrical and Computer Engineering student at the University of Texas at Austin, the website stuffin.space offers a realtime 3D map of Earth as seen from outer space—and it includes tracking visualizations for everything in orbit, refreshing daily. Yoder takes orbit data from Space-Track.org and pairs it with the satellite.js Javascript library in order to ascertain satellite positions. The …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Fast food furniture, tech anxiety, tracking product placement and more in our web wrap-up

1. AuthaGraph World Map Corrects Perceptions No map is perfect but those behind AuthaGraph have offered an alternative that addresses size perception. By laying the spherical world out on 96 triangles, which are then transferred to a triangular pyramid, they have been able to depict continents (and countries) in more accurate sizes with regard to one another. When unfolded, this pyramid can either lay flat …

AuthaGraph World Map Corrects Perceptions

No map is perfect but those behind AuthaGraph have offered an alternative that addresses size perception. By laying the spherical world out on 96 triangles, which are then transferred to a triangular pyramid, they have been able to depict continents (and countries) in more accurate sizes with regard to one another. When unfolded, this pyramid can either lay flat in rectangular form or be folded …

Mapping Music Americans Like

Created by the New York Times and YouTube’s geo-coded streaming data, a series of fascinating maps tell the story of each US state’s taste in music. The popular music artists featured are everybody from Rihanna to Lil Uzi, Metallica, Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga. While some results might be easy to guess, it’s certainly interesting to trace who (and how much) people are listening to—for …

Mapping NYC’s Historic and Cultural LGBTQ+ Sites

NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project has just launched an interactive map that pinpoints 100+ significant political and cultural sites across all the five boroughs. Of course, there’s Julius’ Bar and Truman Capote’s apartment in Brooklyn Heights, but also lesser-known spots like Alice Austen’s house on Staten Island and the now-closed Everard Baths—which was a refuge for gay men since opening in 1888. Take a peek …