Kojo and Tom Sherwood chat with Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker and Alexandria mayoral candidate Kerry Donley.
The 7-year-old Google Maps is getting a bold re-design as online mapping becomes more personalized, interactive and mobile. We examine the different ways mapping data is generated and explore the move toward 3-D, real-time maps that track your location and push out information before you ask for it.
- Jonah Jones Lead designer for Google Maps
- Eric Gundersen CEO, MapBox
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Independent Vs. Chain Bookstores In D.C.
Find a bookstore in the map below. Red signifies a chain bookstore, blue signifies an independent one.
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Walk Scores Of D.C. Metro Stations
Search how walkable every Metro station is in D.C. (red), Maryland (blue) and Virginia (yellow). Walk scores measure the walkability of a neighborhood based on how many errands can be accomplished on foot. Factors include proximity to restaurants, coffee shops, bars, grocery stores, outdoor places, schools and entertainment such as museums and memorials.
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A Brief History Of Famous & Infamous U.S. Extraditions
This map shows where some headline makers have sought asylum. Scroll down to see the information in list form. Green indicates the person was not or has not been extradited; Red is a successful extradition (as of June 17, 2013).
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Best Outdoor Activities In The D.C. Region
Baltimore Sun reporter Candy Thomson and Robb Hampton, director of the Public Lands Programs, share their favorite places to enjoy the autumn weather in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.
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