Golden Gate Pre and Post Fog

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This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads.

San Francisco is known for its fog (it even has a name, Karl, and a Twitter handle). It’s no surprise, then, that part of the fun in visiting the city is in comparing the landmarks before and after the mists drift in.

Here is the Golden Gate bridge on a sunny day, and then on a foggy day. The fog changes the feel of the city entirely, adding what to me seems like a spooky ambiance to what was previously a normal street. It’s like getting two cities in just one visit!

Sunny Golden Gate Bridge

Not so sunny Golden Gate Bridge.

 

The History of the Whole World in One Chart

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Not a typo. Chart below, but full version — and explanation — is here. Incredible stuff.

 

John B. Sparks, Histomap. 1931. David Rumsey Historical Map Collection.

Mapping San Francisco’s Hills

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This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads.

Sam Maurer created Hill  Mapper (screenshot below) as a way to navigate San Fransciso’s major and minor inclines. Per an interview with The Atlantic Cities he muses that:

“One day while walking it occurred to me that the beauty of digital maps is that they can adapt based on your actual location – so I could make a map that showed not only how steep the streets were, but whether they’d be going uphill or downhill when you got there.”

Using Google Map’s elevation service, he constructed a colour-coded handbook to tackling those hills. While a mobile app is in the works, visitors to — and residents of — San Fransciso can avail themselves of a path to climb on his site, Hill Mapper.

Screenshot of Hill Mapper, by Sam Maurer

Screenshot of Hill Mapper, by Sam Maurer

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