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Ordnance Survey recreate Great Britain in "largest Minecraft world ever built based on real-world data" | PCGamesN
"OS have found equivalent materials for each of the key terrain types in their maps. Motorways are built in diamond, for instance, and B Roads from pumpkin." 2013 is pretty great.
os  mapping  minecraft  cartography 
september 2013 by infovore
Xtreme Mapping
"Xtreme Mapping 1.4 is an advanced editor of MIDI controller mappings for Native Instruments' Traktor DJ software." I'm always amazed how bad Traktor's mapping editor is, given how much you can do; this looks like a powerful way to build more complex mappings.
app  traktor  mapping  music  djing  controller  software 
january 2013 by infovore
"Designers get handed a tool kit that has as many tools as a good swiss army knife, and the maps reflect these tools. Millions of people use them to make appointments across town, find restaurants, and drive home for the holidays.

But what if, instead of a swiss army knife, we used a box of crayons? Or charcoal and newsprint? Or play-doh? What would those maps look like? What could they tell us about the world?"
data  design  maps  mapping  stamen  whynotmakeitpretty 
july 2011 by infovore
Where the F**k Was I? (A Book) |
"This is an atlas, then, made by that other nature, seen through other eyes. But those eyes have been following me, unseen and without permission, and thus I consider provoking breach a necessary act." This is good.
book  location  privacy  mapping  breach  robots 
june 2011 by infovore
"Design, host and share your own custom maps." Interesting - tile hosting, tile creation.
opensource  maps  mapping  gis  hosting 
april 2011 by infovore
BLDGBLOG: Trap Rooms
Trap streets - yes, of course. But trap rooms; trap architectures? That's iiinteresting.
trapstreets  traprooms  architecture  cartography  mapping  maps 
november 2010 by infovore
MCMap Live - Interactive Mapping for Mac OS X [video] - Minecraft Forums
"MCMap Live is a wrapper for mcmap, Zahl's fantastic and fast isometric Minecraft map renderer. What makes MCMap Live special is that it renders maps in pieces and lets you view them right away in an intuitive, minimalist interface. You can scroll and zoom all around your world and as quick as mcmap can render the chunks, you will see them. Instant gratification!" Impressive!
minecraft  mapping  osx 
october 2010 by infovore
Of Exactitude in Science
"...In that Empire, the craft of Cartography attained such Perfection that the Map of a Single province covered the space of an entire City, and the Map of the Empire itself an entire Province. In the course of Time, these Extensive maps were found somehow wanting, and so the College of Cartographers evolved a Map of the Empire that was of the same Scale as the Empire and that coincided with it point for point. Less attentive to the Study of Cartography, succeeding Generations came to judge a map of such Magnitude cumbersome, and, not without Irreverence, they abandoned it to the Rigours of sun and Rain. In the western Deserts, tattered Fragments of the Map are still to be found, Sheltering an occasional Beast or beggar; in the whole Nation, no other relic is left of the Discipline of Geography." Finally, found the Borges quotation about a map the size of the world.
borges  maps  mapping  fiction  cartography 
august 2010 by infovore
JOSM/Plugins/WMS Racer - OpenStreetMap
All I can do is quote Tom Carden: "So let me get this straight... Inside the beloved and venerable Java OpenStreetMap editor, JOSM, you install a plug-in which runs a (port? emulator?) version of Lotus Turbo Challenge II. And you drive around the game on a level composed of the aerial imagery you were tracing in JOSM. And it records GPX tracks. Which you can trace into maps and share on OpenStreetMap. Jesus."
games  play  osm  openstreetmap  holyheck  mapping  gpx 
february 2010 by infovore
Just Landed: Processing, Twitter, MetaCarta & Hidden Data | blprnt.blg
Mapping where people are leaving and arriving based on nothing more than what they said on Twitter. Pretty, and perhaps the beginnings of something quite useful.
data  informatics  twitter  visualisation  processing  mapping  socialmedia 
may 2009 by infovore
Dead pixel in Google Earth
"82 x 82 cm burned square, the size of one pixel from an altitude of 1 km."
art  google  internet  mapping  aerialphotography  visual  joke  pixelation  via:brandonnn 
april 2009 by infovore
Fallout 3 Capital Wasteland - Planet Fallout
"See what's been discovered by the Wasteland inhabitants!" Collaborative slippymap of what people are finding in the DC Wasteland in Fallout 3.
fallout  games  fallout3  maps  mapping  ugc 
november 2008 by infovore
Nodalities » Blog Archive » A data-centric view
"The point here, is that the flickr team did not wake up one morning and think: “You know, if we captured THIS kind of data, we could create this mashup; so let’s create an application.” Instead, they re-used data they were already capturing, and brought out something very interesting indeed. By creating tools which match their data (and could be used with other data of the same kinds), flickr is able to expose layers of value from the rich-pickings of their own data-cloud. The good stuff is where the data are." Yes, it is.
data  flickr  reuse  information  tools  geodata  mapping 
november 2008 by infovore
cityofsound: Wi-fi structures and people shapes
"I mapped the strength of the wi-fi signal across levels 1 and 2 of the Library, the primary areas that the Library’s wi-fi is used. By taking readings across the floor of both levels, using standard wi-fi-enabled consumer equipment in order to mimic the conditions for the average user [...], I was able to construct a snapshot of the wi-fi signal strength across the Library." Some lovely work by Dan Hill.
visualization  technology  wifi  space  architecture  behaviour  buildings  activity  mapping  danhill 
november 2008 by infovore
Joyce Walks because somewhere sometimes it's always bloomsday
"Joyce Walks is a psychogeographical art project which generates walking maps for any city in the world based on remapping routes from Ulysses allowing users to create a mashup of their own walk to be shared with other users both on the Joyce Walks site and as embeddable maps on any site."
maps  psychogeography  joyce  ulysses  walking  mapping  surreal 
october 2008 by infovore
New maps of places in the diary (Pepys' Diary)
"I've just added a new feature to the site: maps showing many places at once. They allow you to, for example, see all the churches in London Pepys has mentioned in one glance. Or London streets, or places outside Britain, and more." Some fantastic maps-and-pins from Phil and Sam.
history  mapping  geography  geodata  pepysdiary 
august 2008 by infovore
uxweek 2008 (tecznotes)
"Greebles are the parts that "look cool, but don't actually do anything". There's an entire discipline here composed of special effects artists and asset designers working to hide the plywood spaceships and simple game world polygons beneath an encrusted surface texture." And this is the trick to make the little bits look like part of a whole. Lovely talk from Mike at UXWeek.
uxweek  mikemigurski  information  data  effects  greebling  bumpmapping  mapping  visualisation  surface  webofdata  credibility 
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
Trulia Snapshot: Images and Maps of Homes for Sale
"Snapshot provides an alternative view of listings from Trulia and was developed in collaboration with Stamen Design." Beautiful - great connection between filmstrip and main panel, and the motion blur hits the delight sensor on the head.
stamen  trulia  maps  mapping  realestate  visualisation  property  flash  infographics  dataviz 
may 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
254 - Ludacris’ Rap Map of US Area Codes « Strange Maps
"I’m a female and a feminist. I dislike the usage of the word ‘ho’. However, as a geography major, I find this song hilarious, and had to map it." A more accurate-than-normal piece of hip-hop infographics.
ludacris  hoes  misogyny  map  mapping  infographics  data  hiphop  sociology 
march 2008 by infovore
taking pictures of taking pictures - (un)filtered
"...with all of its data, Flickr knows what, exactly, is -- quite literally -- the most photographed barn in America. Where everyone is taking pictures of taking pictures." Sippey, on how Flickr is (inevitably) building a map of the world the size of the
photography  flickr  dondelillo  mapping  culture 
november 2007 by infovore
The Continuous World of Dungeon Siege
Technically hardcore, dense paper explaining how the Dungeon Siege environment was constructed without a loading screen. Word of the day: "frustrum". Interesting stuff in here. Now, how to apply it?
game  development  programming  mapping  algorithms  technology  streaming  play 
september 2007 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

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