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20 September 2020

20/9 A week in maps

20/9 A week in maps

Every week, we present a carefully curated selection of insights – and this week we’re shining our spotlight on maps. Here are some of stories, the news and the data pictures that hit the inboxes of the PlanSpatial team this week.

This is where we ask ourselves: this is a great story, but what else can we do with this data? This is the content that resonates with us – Did we miss a story? Let us know!


Is it time we found a privacy-alternative to Google Maps?

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/google-maps-alternatives-privacy


Satellite map: New Zealand, from above

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/09/gorgeous-new-government-satellite-map-gives-ultra-clear-view-of-nz-from-above.html


London: Best areas for energy efficiency

https://www.standard.co.uk/tech/map-energy-efficiency-london-neighbourhoods-a4545151.htm


The New Map: Green energy transformed (paywall)

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-new-map-energy-climate-and-the-clash-of-nations-by-daniel-yergin-book-review-3gm0jdd38


Data for good

After Talking to Firefighters, a Startup Created a Tool That Maps Every California Tree to Help Predict Fire Spread


The next big content platform: Google Maps

https://www.financialexpress.com/industry/technology/how-google-maps-is-positioned-to-become-the-next-big-content-platform/2087251/


TfL launches map of London’s ‘interesting’ streets

https://www.timeout.com/london/news/tfl-has-launched-a-walking-map-of-londons-most-interesting-streets-091720


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