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World’s most detailed database maps characteristics of Earth’s rivers and catchments


Two researchers and friends from opposite ends of the Earth have created a world-first high spatial resolution atlas…
A Bird’s-Eye Time Machine

March 18, 2019

Your computer screen looks like it’s afflicted with measles. A sprinkling of red dots cover a map of…
Researchers release the most accurate map of Antarctica terrain

September 7, 2018

A team of researchers led by the University of Minnesota and The Ohio State University have released the…
Wheelchair map app aims to help users find path of least resistance

April 25, 2018

An app that identifies the exertion required to navigate the city in a wheelchair won Edmonton’s HealthHack competition, part of…
Yale putting high-tech tests to its controversial Vinland Map

March 1, 2018

The Vinland Map, a source of curiosity and controversy since it entered the public consciousness a half-century ago,…
Mapping cropland: UW-Madison plays critical role in worldwide map

November 20, 2017

A global collaboration has just released a satellite-based map of world croplands that “found” 625 million to 875…
UO-led research maps major shifts in Colorado River history

November 17, 2017

Geologists have long debated how and when the Colorado River made its first connection to the ocean. In…
Digital map helps historians get granular with holocaust research

October 18, 2017

Looking at the list of names on Waitman Beorn’s computer screen is staggering. The eye blurs almost automatically…
New Night Lights Maps Open Up Possible Real-Time Applications

April 14, 2017

NASA scientists are releasing new global maps of Earth at night, providing the clearest yet composite view of…
Project releases 3-D elevation maps for White House Arctic Initiative

September 5, 2016

Less than one year after President Barack Obama announced a White House Arctic Initiative that included better mapping…
Sentinel-1 satellites combine radar vision

June 23, 2016

The twin Sentinel-1 satellites have – for the first time – combined to show their capability for revealing…
Yale Himalaya Initiative, F&ES Map Risks in Post-Earthquake Nepal

March 25, 2016

In the days immediately following last year’s devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal, Yale faculty, staff, and students worked…
New water scarcity map offers tool for better planning

January 23, 2016

Water is essential to human well-being, yet reports of water shortages surface daily. Now, thanks to a team…
New Tool Can Determine the Sources of Mercury Found in the Great Lakes

December 12, 2015

For the first time, land and resource managers in the Great Lakes will be able to distinguish between…
New wind atlas to promote sustainable global power generation

October 24, 2015

A global wind atlas for improving global wind power utilization was launched on 21 October. Denmark has played…
New, ultra-detailed maps of Great Lakes recreational use will inform restoration priorities

October 2, 2015

University of Michigan researchers and their colleagues have created exceptionally detailed maps of five Great Lakes recreational activities…
Predicting Pesticides in Streams and Rivers: Where is Water Quality at Risk?

September 18, 2015

A new interactive mapping tool provides predicted concentrations for 108 pesticides in streams and rivers across the Nation…
NASA’s OMG Mission Maps Greenland’s Coastline

August 27, 2015

This summer, a refitted fishing boat is mapping the seafloor around Greenland as the first step in a…
Satellites enable coral reef science leap from Darwin to online

June 18, 2015

With Earth-observing satellite data, scientists can now monitor the health of coral reefs, even in the most remote…
EIA’s mapping system highlights energy infrastructure across the United States

June 17, 2015

EIA’s energy mapping system is a data-intensive visual reference tool that includes several map layers defining energy infrastructure…
Hidden secrets of Yale’s 1491 world map revealed via multispectral imaging

June 12, 2015

Henricus Martellus, a German cartographer working in Florence in the late 15th century, produced a highly detailed map…
New mapping tool could help save seabirds

May 27, 2015

Spotting a scarlet tanager perched delicately on a nearby branch, David Wiedenfeld peers through his binoculars to get…
UW mapping app turns art into a sharable walking route

May 7, 2015

Creative athletes have been using geographic information systems to transform their running routes into kangaroos, robots and other…
UW-Madison spinoff is big-time producer of specialty maps

April 28, 2015

You might think that Google, Garmin, Apple and MapQuest have driven a stake into the heart of paper…
From Texas to Maine, NOAA’s expanded flood information tool promotes resilience

April 22, 2015

A NOAA flood exposure risk mapping tool that was developed in New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania…
Calaveras-Hayward fault link means potentially larger quakes

April 3, 2015

UC Berkeley seismologists have proven that the Hayward Fault is essentially a branch of the Calaveras Fault that runs…
Frontier beneath our feet: Seismic study aims to map Earth’s interior in 3-D

March 13, 2015

When a 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck central China’s Sichuan province in 2008, seismic waves rippled through the region, toppling…
Map outlines western Oregon landslide risks from a subduction zone earthquake

February 27, 2015

New landslide maps have been developed that will help the Oregon Department of Transportation determine which coastal roads…
Mapping marine landscapes in the deep ocean

February 18, 2015

Researchers from University of Southampton have developed a new, automated method for classifying hundreds of miles of the…
Australia’s living skin bared in stunning three dimensions

November 26, 2014

Australia’s vast and complex land surface has been exposed in new ways thanks to the most comprehensive nation-wide…
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