Global maps showing forest change from 2000-2012. Read about them at http://googleresearch.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-first-detailed-maps-of-global.html or go directly to the maps at http://earthenginepartners.appspot.com/science-2013-global-forest and the Science article at http://www.sciencemag.org/content/342/6160/850
Elephant Poaching Crisis Story map developed through a partnership between Esri, Wildlife Conservation Society and Save the Elephants. http://elephantstory.wcs.org/ The story map gives a broad overview of historic and current African elephant ranges, the collapse of forest and savannah elephant populations, and the ivory trade within Africa that extends to Asia with the Chinese ivory … Read more
A map illustrating how choice of map projection, specifically the Mercator projection, has minimized the size of Africa in the world’s sense of space.
During a crisis the large amounts of crowd-sourced data produced can be overwhelming to analyze. Read more.
To map accurate land use data for modern Chinatown maps in Boston, New York, and Philadelphia, volunteers in the three cities went door to door mapping businesses and land use.
A team of drones captured points 20 centimeters apart in order to create a high density 3D point cloud of the Matterhorn.
Using the Where’s George site that tracks dollar bills, a theoretical physicist maps more realistic, “effective” state boundaries. Read more at the original post and at the NPR Krulwich Wonders blog.
The Language Mapper Tool is an interactive map allowing users to explore the geography of language and immigrant communities in the United States. Visit the Maps in the Media page for more examples of GIS applications.