Looking for something to put things into perspective? Check out this real-time map to remind you how transient life is, but also, how quickly the world is becoming populated.
Google has a new service, but it won’t help you find pictures of Justin Bieber or stay in touch with friends. It’s a map that shows how many times governments around the world have contacted the company with requests -- either to remove content or retrieve data about Google users. Who knew Brazil was so nosy? (continued)
A new map produced by the BBC succinctly demonstrates the weakness of the Pakistan state in combating Taliban militants in the country's North West Frontier Province (NWFP). The map shows only 38% of Pakistan's NWFP to be under government control, while the balance of the region experiences either Taliban presence or control.
Fewer than 40% could find the country on an unlabeled map of the Middle East. Only a quarter could find Iran or Israel.