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Monday 5 June 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Maps

All time
# Let's Get Quizzical
Quiz: How well do you know the map of Europe?
Could you pick Poland out in a line-up?
# Maps
Quiz: Which stretch of Irish coastline is this?
Can the eagle-eyed of you spot these coastal counties?
# Maps
This is Ireland's entry for Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam
Last year’s contest was cancelled for the first time in its 65-year history.
# papal taxation
Maps show distribution of wealth in 14th-century Ireland
They suggest a more complex Gaelic economy than often believed.
# off the rails
Prices of homes near new Luas Cross City increased by 15% over the last year
Overall, commuters living on the Dublin coastline pay on average the most for a property.
# Old London Town
This interactive map shows you what London looked like 100 years ago
Photos of tourist spots like Covent Garden, Piccadilly Circus, and Oxford Street feature.
# parliament street
260-year-old map shows plans for avenue to Dublin Castle
Dublin City Council published archived photos and pictures of old documents – this map is the oldest of them.
# Abhaile
Free financial and legal aid now available for people at risk of losing their homes
The mortgage-holder must be in arrears and insolvent to qualify.
# sponsored by flyefit
QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Your Way Around Dublin?
WIN a year’s roaming gym membership with FLYEfit.
# TechKnowHow
Your iPhone keeps track of where you've been. Here's how to stop it
Very little will be affected if you do decide to turn it off.
# horsing around
This Google street view gem involving a horse has just been discovered
# Borders and Boundaries
Could a massive part of Roscommon become a part of Westmeath?
Campaigners say so and they’re against it.
# TechGuide
Here's how you can save Google Maps locations offline
If you don’t have the latest version yet, don’t despair. There is still a way to save them.
# Maps
Divorce, preschool, and hospital beds: A snapshot of how Ireland compares to the rest of Europe
We’ve taken a look at some Eurostat data.
# Globe Trotter
Want to visit Paris? All you'll need is a phone and some cardboard*
*Google Cardboard, its cheap VR headset, that is.
# honestly
If Dublin place names actually told the truth...
Life would be so much easier.
# go the distance
This cool graph illustrates Ireland's 'closest' neighbours
Give us all the #MapPorn.
# geography lessons
Americans tried to label Ireland on a map, and failed miserably
“Wouldn’t Ireland and Northern Ireland be connected to each other?”
# stubbed out
Man tells wife he gave up smoking, gets caught on Google street view
Caught. Rapid.
# fishies
19 of the most stunning images from Google Street View... underwater
Under the sea, you and me.
# Paranoid Android
The rivalry between Apple and Android just got very, very real
# Mapping it out
Why do map makers create fake towns?
Very sneaky cartographers. Very sneaky.
# TechKnowHow
Want to find an alternative to Google? Here are your options
Google’s services are some of the most used applications around the world, but what if you wanted to use something different?
# Picture of Health
Which county is Ireland's most fertile? What illness kills most people? Ireland's health in 15 maps and graphs
The Health in Ireland Key Trends report takes a look into the demographics, population health and expenditure on health services.
# order of the phoenix
What are all those buildings in the Phoenix Park?
It’s massive, but what are all those buildings?
# google graff
Someone drew a willy on the Google Street View car's camera
In Australia, obviously.
# What the fliuch
Here's how that storm looked above Ireland last night - in tweets and maps
How are the heads this morning?
# Dubliners
This map perfectly encapsulates how Dubliners perceive the rest of Ireland
It’s all farmers and stabbings, as far as they’re concerned.
# the road not taken
Researchers develop algorithm that looks for the most scenic routes
Researchers from Yahoo developed the algorithm and found that on average, the recommended scenic paths were 12% longer than the shortest ones.
# travel bug
National Geographic opens its first Irish store somewhere very fitting
It’s bound to provide much travel inspiration.
# Soccerball
Hate football? 16 pubs in Cork and Dublin NOT showing the World Cup
N-olé, n-olé, n-olé, n-olé…
# imagery
Google buys satellite company Skybox Imaging for $500 million
The acquisition will see Skybox’s satellites being used to keep Google Maps up to date as well as help it improve internet access and disaster relief.
# Big Brother
Your iPhone knows where you've been and for how long
Big Apple is watching us.
# Cartography
5 maps of Dublin that will give you a new perspective
You might never look at the capital the same way.
# that's rich tea
Time magazine thinks Ireland is in the UK and famous for biscuits
# as time goes by
10 life skills technology has stolen from you
The question is, do we care?
# swing-o-meter
Watch: How Ireland voted between 1918 and 2011
Ever wondered how political party support has changed (or stayed the same) in your area since the formation of the state? Wonder no more.
# geopolitics
Complex politics or simple geography: Is Ireland part of the British Isles?
A topic where geography and politics are completely intertwined, we looked at it from the two viewpoints to see how the term is used.
# placed
Advertisers can now use mobile phone signals to track shoppers
By tracking the movement of individual shoppers, advertisements can take advantage of location-based ad campaigns.
# whole wide world
7 maps that will make you see the world in a new way
Skewed maps provide for some interesting insight.