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Interactive map of global shipping routes

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Kiln and the UCL Energy Institute created an interactive map tracking global shipping for a year (2012). Here’s how it works: The merchant fleet is divided into five categories, each of which has a filter and a CO2 and freight counter for the hour shown on the clock. The ship types and units are as follows: Container (e.g. […]

1869 map of iwi boundaries & confiscated land

Sketch map of the North Island of New Zealand shewing native tribal boundaries, topographical features, confiscated lands, military and police stations, etc. 1869.  Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, NZ Map 471.

This 1869 map of New Zealand’s North Island shows Māori iwi (tribal) boundaries, confiscated land, location of armed police and military bases, and where gold was found. It’s fascinating in many ways, not least because it shows the staggering amount of land confiscated in the Waikato – more than 1.2 million acres. The confiscations were made under the […]

Bookmarks for August 25, 2015

NZ’s first ever Manufacturing Accelerator opens for business | Lightning Lab Organic surfboards, wireless outdoor motion capture among NZ’s first hardware startups in Manufacturing Accelerator http://evlvgn.ws/1iiWCha Dear John | Rowan Simpson Dear John: an open letter to John Key from Rowan Simpson asking for Red Peak to be included in the top four. http://evlvgn.ws/1NbjE6t Obama […]

Japanese supply ship delivers 5 tons of goodies to International Space Station (2015)

A Japanese supply craft successfully docked with the International Space Station this week to deliver around 5 tons of supplies. The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA) “Kounotori” H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-5) arrived at the International Space Station Aug. 24 to deliver almost five tons of supplies and scientific experiments to the Expedition 44 crew. The cargo vehicle […]