Category Archives: maps

This type of Internet mapping used to be illegal. See how Maine’s infrastructure stacks up

  University of Wisconsin science professor Paul Barford and a team of researchers spent four years mapping what MIT Technology Review called “the paths taken by the long-distance fiber-optic cables that carry Internet data across the continental U.S.” “The exact routes of those cables, which belong to major telecommunications companies such as AT&T and Level […]

See exactly how much of Maine is completely uninhabited

If you didn’t know already, the Maine Office of GIS is a gold mine of digital information about the state. One of its latest projects was mapping every single address in the state, in order to help first responders have accurate information for responding to emergency calls. But aside from that higher calling, the data can also show us the most highly […]