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MapLab: More to Hide Than You Thought

A biweekly tour of the ever-expanding cartographic landscape. Welcome to the sixth edition of MapLab. Sign up to receive this newsletter in your inbox here. Compass points: The perils of data-sharing Fitness apps: all fun and games, until someone’s spy base is outed by a 20-year-old Australian university student. So goes the story of Strava, […]

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How to Get Electricity From Your City’s Drinking Water

The method has little environmental impact and uses existing infrastructure. So why isn’t it more popular? [embedded content] Portland, Oregon—known to some as “Bridge City”—has an intimate relationship with the water that flows beneath it. During hot summer months, residents cool off by floating down the Willamette River. Its iconic bronze drinking fountains (also known […]