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Download 67,000 Historic Maps (in High Resolution) from the Wonderful David Rumsey Map Collection | Open Culture
You do not need to be a Stanford student or faculty or staff member to access the vast treasures of the Rumsey Map collection, nor do you need to visit the university or its new Center. Since 1996, the Rumsey collection’s online database has been open to all, currently offering anyone with an internet connection access to 67,000 maps from all over the globe, spanning five centuries of cartography.


(via Oisin)
via:oisin  maps  art  graphics  open-access  mapping  history  david-rumsey  collections 
10 weeks ago by jm
Engineering Intelligence Through Data Visualization at Uber
bloody hell, Uber have a 15-person dataviz team. More money than sense! The resulting output is pretty though
data  dataviz  visualization  webgl  uber  mapping 
august 2016 by jm
Internet mapping turned a remote farm into a digital hell
I think this a bit of a legal issue for MaxMind:
The trouble for the Taylor farm started in 2002, when a Massachusetts-based digital mapping company called MaxMind decided it wanted to provide “IP intelligence” to companies who wanted to know the geographic location of a computer to, for example, show the person using it relevant ads or to send the person a warning letter if they were pirating music or movies.
maxmind  fail  location  ip  geodata  gps  mapping  kansas 
april 2016 by jm
TeleGeography Submarine Cable Map 2015
Gorgeously-illustrated retro map of modern-day submarine cables. Prints available for $150 (via Conor Delaney)
via:conor-delaney  data  internet  maps  cables  world  telegeography  mapping  retro 
march 2016 by jm
Lasers reveal 'lost' Roman roads
UK open data success story, via Tony Finch:
This LIDAR data bonanza has proved particularly helpful to archaeologists seeking to map Roman roads that have been ‘lost’, some for thousands of years. Their discoveries are giving clues to a neglected chapter in the history of Roman Britain: the roads built to help Rome’s legions conquer and control northern England.
uk  government  lidar  open-data  data  roman  history  mapping  geodata 
february 2016 by jm
Roads to Rome
'At least for Europe it is obvious: All roads lead to Rome! You can reach the eternal city on almost 500.000 routes from all across the continent. Which road would you take?
To approach one of the biggest unsolved quests of mobility, the first question we asked ourselves was: Where do you start, when you want to know every road to Rome? We aligned starting points in a 26.503.452 km² grid covering all of Europe. Every cell of this grid contains the starting point to one of our journeys to Rome.
Now that we have our 486.713 starting points we need to find out how we could reach Rome as our destination. For this we created a algorithm that calculates one route for every trip. The more often a single street segment is used, the stronger it is drawn on the map. The maps as outcome of this project is somewhere between information visualization and data art, unveiling mobility and a very large scale.'

Beautiful! Decent-sized prints available for 26 euros too.
to-get  tobuy  rome  mapping  data  maps  europe  art 
december 2015 by jm
TerraForm
nice 3D printed maps from this Irish company
3d  printing  maps  mapping  ireland 
december 2015 by jm
Tesla Autopilot mode is learning
This is really impressive, but also a little scary. Drivers driving the Tesla Model S are "phoning home" training data as they drive:
A Model S owner by the username Khatsalano kept a count of how many times he had to “rescue” (meaning taking control after an alert) his Model S while using the Autopilot on his daily commute. He counted 6 “rescues” on his first day, by the fourth day of using the system on his 23.5 miles commute, he only had to take control over once. Musk said that Model S owners could add ~1 million miles of new data every day, which is helping the company create “high precision maps”.


Wonder if the data protection/privacy implications have been considered for EU use.
autopilot  tesla  maps  mapping  training  machine-learning  eu  privacy  data-protection 
november 2015 by jm
England opens up 11TB of LiDAR data covering the entire country as open data
All 11 terabytes of our LIDAR data (that’s roughly equivalent to 2,750,000 MP3 songs) will eventually be available through our new Open LIDAR portal under an Open Government Licence, allowing it to be used for any purpose. We hope that by giving free access to our data businesses and local communities will develop innovative solutions to benefit the environment, grow our thriving rural economy, and boost our world-leading food and farming industry. The possibilities are endless and we hope that making LIDAR data open will be a catalyst for new ideas and innovation.


Are you reading, Ordnance Survey Ireland?
data  maps  uk  lidar  mapping  geodata  open-data  ogl 
october 2015 by jm
excellent offline mapping app MAPS.ME goes open source
"MAPS.ME is an open source cross-platform offline maps application, built on top of crowd-sourced OpenStreetMap data. It was publicly released for iOS and Android."
maps.me  mapping  maps  open-source  apache  ios  android  mobile 
september 2015 by jm
Eircode cost the Irish government EUR38m
The C&AG has said it is not clear that the €38m scheme will achieve the data-matching benefits the Government had hoped. 


Well, that's putting it mildly.
eircode  fail  ireland  costs  money  geo  mapping  geocoding 
september 2015 by jm
Geographically-accurate version of the London underground map
as Boing Boing says: 'London's subway system switched early to an abstract map (PDF), and it became a legendary work of design. It just published an internally-used geographic version of map (PDF), however, for the first time in a century—and it's awesome.'
london  maps  mapping  geography  accuracy  pdf  subway  underground 
september 2015 by jm
what3emojis?
Is it too late to replace Eircode?
Addresses are hard. Who can remember street addresses or latitude/longitude pairs? You could do much better with three totally random English words, but then there’s that pesky language barrier. No system is perfect, except for emoji.
eircode  maps  parody  via:nelson  location  geocoding  mapping  pile-of-poo 
september 2015 by jm
Eircode - The Alternatives
lest we forget -- this is a 2014-era writeup of OpenPostcode (open), Loc8 and GoCode (proprietary) as alternative options to the Eircode system
eircode  openpostcode  loc8  gocode  ireland  geocoding  mapping  location  history  open-data 
july 2015 by jm
Code-Point Open
The UK Ordnance Survey's "open data' free product, free for all uses:
Code-Point Open is FREE to view, download and use for commercial, educational and personal purposes.


(via Antoin)
via:antoin  postcodes  mapping  open-data  ordnance-survey  uk  gb  royal-mail  maps 
july 2015 by jm
Stairs to nowhere, trap streets, and other Toronto oddities
'There’s a set of stairs on Greenwood Avenue that lead nowhere. At the top, a wooden fence at the end of someone’s back yard blocks any further movement, forcing the climber to turn around and descend back to the street. What’s remarkable about the pointless Greenwood stairs, which were built in 1959 as a shortcut to a now-demolished brickyard, is that someone still routinely maintains them: in winter, some kindly soul deposits a scattering of salt lest one of the stairs’ phantom users slip; in summer someone comes with a broom to sweep away leaves.
These urban leftovers are lovingly called “Thomassons” after Gary Thomasson, a former slugger for the San Francisco Giants, Oakland As, Yankees, Dodgers, and, most fatefully, the Yomiuri Giants in Tokyo.'
trap-streets  maps  ip  google  via:bldgblog  mapping  copyright  thomassons  orphaned-roads 
march 2015 by jm
Aerial Wallpapers
Hello! I love satellite imagery and topographic maps so I made several wallpapers with those gorgeous pictures. All wallpapers are iPhone 6 Plus optimized with 1242×2208 pixels, but you can resize for any device you have. The original sources are listed below.


(Via This Is Colossal)
mapping  aerial  wallpapers  phone  desktop  satellite  maps 
december 2014 by jm
Two Maps One Scale
Great map-comparison tool from Jef Poskanzer
jef-poskanzer  mapping  maps  comparison  visualization  geo  world  cities 
july 2014 by jm
Layered Glass Table Concept Creates a Cross-Section of the Ocean
beautiful stuff -- and a snip at only UKP 5,800 ex VAT. it'd make a good DIY project though ;)
art  tables  glass  layering  3d  cross-sections  water  ocean  sea  mapping  cartography  layers  this-is-colossal  design  furniture 
july 2014 by jm
Tron: Legacy Encom Boardroom Visualization
this is great. lovely, silly, HTML5 dataviz, with lots of spinning globes and wobbling sines on a black background
demo  github  wikipedia  dataviz  visualisation  mapping  globes  rob-scanlan  graphics  html5  animation  tron-legacy  tron  movies 
may 2014 by jm
Google Maps Has Forsaken Us
+1. What has happened at Google? Did they fire ever employee in the UX department?
ux  ui  google  gmaps  mapping  web  techcrunch 
may 2014 by jm
OpenPostCode demolishes the planned "Eircode" postcode system
Comprehensively ripped to shreds. Bottom line: 'Postcodes will be largely meaningless to anyone without access to the pay-walled database. It is another tax on business.'
postcodes  ireland  eircode  addressing  geocoding  mapping  maps  open-data 
april 2014 by jm
Eircode
'Location Codes for Irish Addresses'. Looks like, as expected, this will not have no-cost licensing terms; companies and non-profit orgs will all have to pay Capita Business Support Services Ireland for access. boo.
eircode  mapping  addressing  geocoding  ireland  open-source  licensing  postcodes 
april 2014 by jm
Dublin Cycle Planner needs a health warning - Irish Cycle
An extensive catalogue of shitty routing. Poor...
It’s expected that any new mapping and routing systems will have errors which will need to be ironed out but the level of issues with the NTA Cycle Planner is far beyond what you’d expect in a light and quiet beta launch. It’s beyond acceptable for a public PR launch directing people to a route planner with no clear warnings. It looks like a rush job which allows junior minister Alan Kelly to get his name in another press release before the end of the year.
cycling  dublin  commute  mapping  nta  ireland  maps 
december 2013 by jm
Soviets map America
An amazing Soviet map of the US economy from 1979. Wonderful piece of cold war memorabilia
cold-war  ussr  usa  mapping  maps  soviet  economy  memorabilia 
august 2013 by jm
Forecast.io
Excellent weather site, displaying beautifully interpolated rainfall visualization, from the team behind the Dark Sky app
weather  ireland  dark-sky  apps  iphone  ipad  forecast  rain  dataviz  mapping  via:marcomorain 
july 2013 by jm
EU unlocks a great new source of online innovation
Today the European Parliament voted to formally agree new rules on open data – effectively making a reality of the proposal which I first put forward just over 18 months ago, and making it easier to open up huge amounts of public sector data.


Great news -- wonder how it'll affect the Ordnance Survey of Ireland?
osi  mapping  open-data  open  data  europe  eu  neelie-kroes 
june 2013 by jm
There's a map for that
'Not long ago, we began rendering 3D models on GitHub. Today we're excited to announce the latest addition to the visualization family - geographic data. Any .geojson file in a GitHub repository will now be automatically rendered as an interactive, browsable map, annotated with your geodata.'

As this HN comment notes, https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5875693 -- 'I'd much rather Github cleaned up the UI for existing features than added these little flourishes that I can't imagine even 1% of users use.' Something is seriously wrong in how GitHub decides product direction if this kind of wankology (and that Judy-array crap) is what gets prioritised. :(

(via Marc O'Morain)
via:marc  github  mapping  maps  geojson  hacking  product-management  ui  pull-requests 
june 2013 by jm
ESB Networks | Power Check | Service Interruptions Map
real-time service outage information on a map, from Ireland's power network
esb  ireland  mapping  data  outages  service  power 
april 2013 by jm
The colour of London's commute
Nice visualisation. 'What the map shows is the mix of transport to work of residents living in each part of London*, using ONS data at Middle Super Output Area (MSOA) level. Each MSOA is given an RGB colour determined by the modal share, with red colours representing travel by car, taxi or motorbike, blue travel by public transport and green cycling or walking. The result is a fairly simple pattern, with motor vehicles predominating on London's fringes, public transport in the inner suburbs and cycling and walking in the very centre. Those tendrils of blue reaching out presumably represent major public transport links.'
data  visualisation  dataviz  london  mapping  via:ldoody 
january 2013 by jm
The Eire Markings
An attempt to catalogue some Emergency-era (ie. WWII) ground markings, used to notify US pilots that they were overflying the neutral Republic of Ireland
ireland  eire  history  wwii  the-emergency  war  geography  mapping 
december 2012 by jm
The Cake Cafe map of Ireland
'Now that Dublin is in our bag, on our Tea Towel and across our Aprons, The Cake Café is going to create a new map of Ireland. We want to fill this map with all of your favorite places in land. Please send us locations that turn you on, fire your imaginations, or just fulfill your dreams; what ever you think should be included. Please pass the request on to friends in far flung parts of the land so they too can send their suggestions; natural or unnatural, animal or man made, a view, a corner of a field, an island or even a journey or hidden places to enjoy a picnic. -- thecakecafe /at/ gmail.com'.

Their map of Dublin is a work of genius -- I love that they include a decent chunk of the Northside, which was a notable failure of the Alljoy Design version. I can't wait to see what they come up with for Ireland.
cake-cafe  ireland  maps  mapping  crowdsourcing  dublin  design  tea-towels 
april 2012 by jm
Apple Map Tiles
I actually really quite like these, particularly how they render parks. Good for leisure use, maybe not so hot for navigation. cute
apple  gis  mapping  maps 
march 2012 by jm
Rectangular subdivisions of the world
'Eric Fischer, who continues his string of mapping fun and doesn't even do it for his day job, maps the world in binary subdivisions. Each bounding box contains an equal number of geotagged tweets.' via Nelson
maps  mapping  bounding-boxes  world  earth  geodata  geotagging  twitter 
september 2011 by jm
nifty Cydia iPhone signal-strength app
very nifty. pity my phone's not jailbroken, or I'd be trying this out
jailbreaking  cydia  iphone  signal-strength  3g  wireless  mapping 
august 2011 by jm
_Tim Robinson: Connemara_
a new documentary, based on the work of Tim Robinson, the great Connemara map-maker. showing this Sunday at 1pm at the IFI in Dublin
ifi  films  ireland  connemara  tim-robinson  mapping  nature 
june 2011 by jm
Nelson Minar on map tiles
quite a lot of detail into the prevailing state of the art in how online zoomable maps store their tiles
mapping  maps  google-maps  nelson  reference  tiling  storage 
april 2011 by jm
Designing an Integrated Map for a Visionary Public Transport System for Dublin
excellent work at creating a usable public transport map, and proposing a small, consolidated set of Bus Rapid Transit routes (via Antoin)
via:antoin  bus  travel  dublin  ireland  rapid-transit  public-transport  design  usability  maps  mapping  from delicious
june 2010 by jm
Irish Weather Network
live weather-station data from across Ireland, overlaid on a Google Map, using amateur and professional stations. fascinating
weather  data  mapping  ireland  live  from delicious
january 2010 by jm
How Google/Firefox Geolocation API works
I didn't realise Firefox's geolocation used wifi triangulation, too
wifi  google  linux  firefox  mapping  geolocation  triangulation  from delicious
december 2009 by jm
Damn Cool Algorithms: Spatial indexing
quadtrees, Hilbert curves, and geohashing, as seen in Google's new Closure library. useful for multidimensional addressing in general
algorithms  mapping  gis  indexing  quadtree  datastructures  spatial  geometry  from delicious
november 2009 by jm

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