Friday, April 18, 2014
Mapping Brazil's Monkey Robot Army
Guardian's recent series of Classic Album Covers in Street View proved very popular. The Guardian was inspired to create these images by, Halley Docherty's series of 18th and 19th-century paintings paintings superimposed on Street View screenshots.
Meanwhile Javier Arce has been having some fun imagining how a comic book hero might use CartoDB to map the lairs of the world's supervillains. The 1-bit cartoon map of Supervillain's Lairs helpfully reveals the location of Yu Heixian's monkey robot army.
After centuries of European border disputes and wars The Economist has revealed a cunning plan to physically redraw the map of Europe in order to make the continent a happier and more stable place.
The plan is likely to prove controversial but the prospect of warmer weather for the UK after it is moved southwards means The Economist has my full support.