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Kindle Specific Map Style
"I have made a custom Mapnik style file that's optimized for Amazon Kindle display." Pretty.
geo  kindle  maps  mapnik  eink 
september 2011 by infovore
last week: NoGIS (tecznotes)
"We’ve seen how Peak MHz capped the speed of verbs, but nouns continued to get cheaper to store and serve." This is all good, but that's a cracking sentence.
mikemigurski  gis  geo  maps  rest  mooreslaw  verbs  nouns 
april 2011 by infovore
[this is aaronland] that's how the light gets in
"This is the part that interests me: What happens to a person's experience of prettymaps when the echoes of their own life start to make up the map itself? What happens when the only streets on a map are those you and your friends have traveled?"
aaronstraupcope  maps  friends  geo  data 
september 2010 by infovore
Code-Point Open locates every postcode unit in the UK with precision
"Code-Point Open is a dataset that contains postcode units, each of which have a precise geographical location."
geo  ordnancesurvey  postcodes  geodata  uk 
april 2010 by infovore
Walking in Holden's Footsteps - Interactive Map -
"Trace Holden Caulfield's perambulations around Manhattan in "The Catcher in the Rye" to places like the Edmont Hotel, where Holden had an awkward encounter with Sunny the hooker; the lake in Central Park, where he wondered about the ducks in winter; and the clock at the Biltmore, where he waited for his date." Lovely.
visualisation  geo  jdsalinger  catcherintherye  newyork  manhattan  map  literature 
january 2010 by infovore
scraplab — “A world and a life in which you are always the centre of the map”
"On my todo list still is an evil twin of iamnear, designed to be difficult and disorientating in use, but rewarding in unexpected ways should you persevere with it. As Kevin Slavin recently said in his talk at the BLDGBLOG book launch: “a world and a life in which you are always the centre of the map… fuck that”."
geo  place  location  selfcentered  dissonace  kevinslavin  maps  tomtaylor  iamnear 
july 2009 by infovore
scraplab : hereish, nowish
"Red dot fever enforces a precision into your design that the rest must meet to feel coherent. There’s no room for the hereish, nowish, thenish and soonish. The ‘good enough’." Dingdingding. +5 points to Taylor, as usual. Place, not location.
tomtaylor  geo  error  location  place  vague  hereish 
february 2009 by infovore
Chris Heathcote: anti-mega: pirates and scalpels
"Yesterday was the inaugural papercamp in London, alongside its big sister bookcamp. I presented a half bookish half paperish presentation about travel guides. What I forgot to mention or make explicit: how there are totally different stages and needs for guide books – especially pre-booking, pre-travel, during travel, during holiday. So here is, from memory, what I talked about, with a few additions:" This was jolly good, an a neat branching point between the Paper and the Books.
space  books  guides  hacking  travel  chrisheathcote  geo  papercamp  cutup 
january 2009 by infovore
Code: Flickr Developer Blog » Boundaries, a tool to explore Flickr’s shapefiles
"A few weeks ago we released our shapefiles via the API, and while most people were excited, some folks were a bit confused about what it all meant. Which is why Tom Taylor’s beautiful Boundaries application is so exciting. It helps you visualize the Flickr community’s twisty changing complex understanding of place." Tom is on! Hurrah!
tomtaylor  boundaries  woe  geo  geolocation  place  flickr  locative 
november 2008 by infovore
smule's ocarina (tecznotes)
"We've seen this all before... [but] these Smule globes seem strangely different and much more interesting, largely I think because you hold the phone in your hand instead of the laptop or monitor on your desk. It's a more personal, touched engagement with the screen that makes visualizing an earth-spanning army of phone lighters and flute blowers more physically personal."
geo  supercontext  application  design  context  shared  activity  engagement  interaction 
november 2008 by infovore
"Turf Bombing is a location-based turf battle game which rewards and encourages traveling and learning about different neighborhoods." Location-based game that forces you to travel out of your normal areas, and potentially explore transport networks. Also: not designed around specific devices, just laptop+wifi.
urban  locational  gaming  play  space  geo  locative 
november 2008 by infovore
"Uses the Flickr shapefiles to show you where the world thinks its neighbours are." Damnit I wish Tom would stop magicking up awesomeness all the time.
geo  location  geolocative  flickr  bounadries  woe  places  geography  psychogeography  maps 
november 2008 by infovore
dunbar's dungeon (tecznotes)
"As the population of the system grows, everyone's personal horizons begin to shrink. With enough people, eventually you're talking to the people right in your neighborhood. To get a message to someone across the country, you might lie about your location, or ask that it be passed on, Milgram-style." Filtering by proximity in a restrictive - but potentially more useful - manner. Interesting.
michalmigurski  geo  location  geolocative  messaging  communication  filtering 
october 2008 by infovore
Chris Heathcote: anti-mega: you're doing it wrong
"The big dilemma is that needs are different. I’m normally on Mobile Google Maps when I’m frantically trying to find a place, often the hotel I’ve booked. I’m lost, I want to sleep – I’m not exploring the possibility space, and I don’t want to wade through marketing garbage. Note that this doesn’t make sense for these kinds of advertisers either: I’ve booked already, and I don’t want alternatives." Once again, the problems of the mobile context (rather than the mobile technology) rear their heads.
mobile  advertising  geo  geolocational  maps  google 
october 2008 by infovore
Geo Spidering » Blog »
"The technology will probably improve, but in lieu of the promised emergent web AI, we need to build more small tools, more games to bootstrap datasets, and more simple ways of encouraging people to play their part in the semantic web without ever having to explain what it is." tt++.
geo  location  scraping  semantics  tools  small  little  data  parsing  tomtaylor 
october 2008 by infovore
"The Geoblogomatic is little machine that turns blogs into maps. It's in beta" "If you have a blog about places, or things in places, the Geoblogomatic can make a map of your blog posts." Awesome. Another fun thing from Tom.
geo  location  blogs  locative  maps 
october 2008 by infovore - The Premier Toilet Search Engine
"Diaroogle helps you find quality public toilets from your mobile phone. It's for the discerning, on-the-go defecator who is brave enough to use a public bathroom, but still demands a hygienic and private bathroom experience. It is also a community authored database of New York toilets."
web  reference  pun  toilets  bathrooms  nyc  locative  mobile  maps  geo 
august 2008 by infovore
Adobe - Developer Center : The invisible city: Design in the age of intelligent maps
"...the act of mapping is itself a process of analysis, discovery, and design. It is a process of finding and giving meaning to information, of contextualizing information, and of developing new understandings of the places represented."
design  mapping  geo  location  cartography  adobe 
july 2008 by infovore
TrailRunner - Mac OS X route planning and training software for Garmin GPS or Nike+ SportBand
"TrailRunner is a route planning software for all kinds of long distance sports like running, biking, hiking, inline-skating, skiing and more." Imports data from Nike+, apparently.
apple  macosx  running  application  fitness  health  mapping  geo  sport  training 
july 2008 by infovore
KOKOGIAK - Google Maps - Long Drives
"I set out to find the longest distance for which Google Maps would give Driving Directions. Now that they've shut down the fun "swim the Atlantic" feature, things have changed a bit."
geo  location  mapping  directions  roads  world  geography  googlemaps 
may 2008 by infovore
Free Your Spot - skate map - skate spot
Collaborative mapping and annotation of skateboarding spots. Nifty - and I quite like the Ferro-esque type everywhere.
socialsoftware  skateboarding  skating  geo  locative  place  commons  public  publics 
april 2008 by infovore
"Graticule is a geocoding API for looking up address coordinates and performing distance calculations. It supports many popular APIs."
ruby  gem  plugin  geo  geocoding  location  development  programming 
february 2008 by infovore
Obtaining latitude/longitude for UK postcodes
"this is probably a bit naughty" - maybe, but a nice hack nontheless.
mapping  screencraping  ruby  hpricot  curl  geo  geodata 
july 2007 by infovore
Web 2.0 Technologies: GeoKit: a plugin for location-based Rails apps
Geokit is a Rails plugin for building location-based apps. It provides geocoding, location finders, and distance calculation in one cohesive package.
ruby  rails  rubyonrails  maps  geo  geocoding  data  plugin 
february 2007 by infovore

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