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A team led by researchers from the University of Maryland has produced the first high-resolution map of global forest extent, loss and gain
How do cartographers and explorers come up with new names for locations and features in relatively recently discovered parts of the world? Adrian Fox and Kate Bazeley explore the history of naming Antarctica
A pair of University of Cincinnati researchers has used computer algorithms to develop a novel method for creating landscape maps
A team of US researchers has developed an online map through which users can view how people organise themselves according to variables such as age, income, race and household size in cities across the USA
A team of scientists has found evidence of an enormous, previously unknown canyon hidden under the Greenland ice
A team of NASA scientists has used satellite data to create the most detailed global maps of plant photosynthesis ever produced

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