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Old Maps Online
" indexes over 400.000 maps. This is only thanks to the archives and libraries that were open to the idea and provided their online content."
maps  history 
may 2018 by kevan
InSAR Ground Deformation Map | Mapping London
"The conspicuous red line meandering East-West is subsidence caused by the tunnelling for Crossrail and the red blob just East of Canary Wharf is caused by dewatering of the deep Chalk aquifer, which was necessary for Crossrail’s construction in East London. The areas of uplift (blue) found South of the Thames are yet to be explained."
london  maps 
may 2018 by kevan
How Arrow-Wielding Men Mapped Britain in the 1940s - Atlas Obscura
"A quintessential revision point might be a scratch on a wall, or the corner of a doorway, or an old nail sticking out of a post—something so ordinary, unchanging and small, most people wouldn’t even notice it."
maps  history  secrets 
april 2018 by kevan
On the Hunt for the Lost Wonders of Medieval Britain - Atlas Obscura
"When, sometime between the 9th and 12th centuries, a native son took up the task of listing the Wonders of Britain, he included a lake with 60 islands in it and a fountain of salt, a levitating altar and a shape-shifting royal burial mound—all told, 26 natural phenomena and small miracles."
maps  history  mysteries 
march 2018 by kevan
Gallery: 'Brain scans' map what happens during inside machine learning | WIRED UK
"The image shown here is the forward (inference) pass of the ResNet 50 layer network used to classify images after being trained using the Graphcore neural network graph library."
software  maps  brains 
february 2017 by kevan
London Tree Map | London City Hall
"The map shows the locations and species information for over 700,000 trees. The recent London iTree report estimated that there are over eight million trees in London, so the map is only a partial illustration of trees in London."
trees  london  maps  via:james 
december 2016 by kevan
"OpenGeofiction (OGF) is based on the OpenStreetMap software platform. [...] This world is set in modern times, so it doesn't have orcs or elves, but rather power plants, motorways and housing projects."
maps  fiction  via:kake 
july 2015 by kevan
Forget the Shortest Route Across a City; New Algorithm Finds the Most Beautiful | MIT Technology Review
"Quercia and co begin by creating a database of images of various parts of the center of London taken from Google Street View and Geograph, [then] crowdsourced opinions about the beauty of each location."
walking  cities  maps 
july 2014 by kevan
"Enter your starting and ending locations, as well as the type of place where you'd like to stop on the way, and Roadli will show you the fastest route options." For both walking and driving.
walking  maps  via:danielle 
march 2014 by kevan
What do London Underground stops taste like? - Telegraph
Synaesthesia. "I've often gone out of my way to travel through places such as Plaistow and Mill Hill East just to see what they taste like in situ and of course to add another to my collection."
tube  maps  smell  synaesthesia 
february 2014 by kevan
Satellite images reveal London’s ‘hot spots’ | Arup | A global firm of consulting engineers, designers, planners and project managers
"The heating up of urban areas, particularly those with a high density of buildings and low levels of trees and green space, is clearly depicted in these initial visualisations of London."
london  maps  weather  via:sarah 
august 2013 by kevan
Atlas of True Names - British Isles
"The Atlas of True Names reveals the etymological roots, or original meanings, of the familiar terms on today's maps of the World, Europe, the British Isles and the United States."
maps  history  language 
june 2013 by kevan
Google Maps personalization will hurt public space and engagement. - Slate Magazine
"In Google’s world, public space is just something that stands between your house and the well-reviewed restaurant that you are dying to get to. Since no one formally reviews public space or mentions it in their emails, it might as well disappear from Google’s highly personalized maps."
maps  cities  delusions 
may 2013 by kevan
Greek Tax Avoidance 101: Cover Your Swimming Pool With A Tarp, Fool A Satellite | Zero Hedge
"[The] Greek finance ministry is using Google Earth software to track down the owners of the pools, which tax inspectors consider an indicator of wealth, and which have often been built illegally." [...] "All you need is a green-coloured cover and then the pool cannot be spotted from above."
maps  secrets  surveillance  water 
may 2013 by kevan
MAPfrappe - Move Outlines
"This page allows you to see an outline of one part of the world overlayed on another part of the world."
maps  via:blech 
may 2013 by kevan
A Cloudless Atlas — How MapBox Aims to Make the World's 'Most Beautiful Map' | Wired Design |
"The goal for the map is to capture roughly what the naked eye can see from space, but for an idealized cloudless planet trapped in eternal summer."
maps  weather  via:blech 
may 2013 by kevan
GeoGuessr - Let's explore the world!
"Look at the [random Google street view] and figure out where you are. Click the map to place your guess marker."
maps  games  via:sarah 
may 2013 by kevan
Google Street View Hyperlapse
"A Teehan+Lax Labs experiment for creating interactive Google Street View hyper-lapse animations."
maps  photos 
april 2013 by kevan
Monopoly's Hidden Maps Help World War II POWs Escape - ABC News
"Before leaving for missions, British airmen were told that if they were captured, they should look for escape maps and kits in Monopoly boards and other games delivered by charity groups. They were told that 'special edition' Monopoly sets would be marked with a red dot on the free parking space."
games  board  war  secrets  maps 
march 2013 by kevan
UrbanOpticon - How well do you know London?
Automated streetview GWL: "By testing which places are remarkable and unmistakable and which places represent faceless sprawl, we are able to draw the recognisability map of London."
london  maps  photos  via:blech 
march 2013 by kevan
A Series Of Twin Tubes - Aeracode
"'A Series Of Twin Tubes' is a map of the London Underground, Overground and DLR, in a similar style to the iconic Tube map, but with the individual tracks, platforms and points all marked."
tube  maps  london  via:nick 
january 2013 by kevan
BLDGBLOG: Caves of Nottingham
Laser-scanning the caves under the city. "There very well could be more than 1,000 artificial caves beneath the city, many of them fantastically elaborate, complete with fine carvings of lions and ornate stairwells, and it is actually somewhat disconcerting to think that people remain so globally unaware of Nottingham's underground heritage."
underground  maps  secrets  nottingham  via:brendan 
september 2012 by kevan
Twitter + location = WeKnowYourHouse | Naked Security
"WeKnowYourHouse scours Twitter for people using the word "home" in their tweets and picks up their associated geolocation, then publishes said tweet to its site along with information about where the tweeter is."
twitter  maps  secrets  delusions 
august 2012 by kevan
Kosmograd: Olympics Brand Exclusion Zone
"Within this area, officially called an Advertising and Street Trade Restrictions venue restriction zone, no advertising for brands designated as competing with those of the official Olympic sponsors will be allowed. [...] This will be supported by preventing spectators from wearing clothing prominently displaying competing brands, or from entering the exclusion zone with unofficial snack and beverage choices."
london  advertising  maps 
may 2012 by kevan
Stephen Walter’s Map Of Subterranean London | Londonist
"Walter has painstakingly charted the buried rivers, Tube lines, bunkers, sewers, government tunnels and other hypogeal secrets of London."
london  maps  underground  secrets  history 
may 2012 by kevan
Mapping Wikipedia | Tracemedia
"Mapping Wikipedia is a groundbreaking visualisation of the world mapped according to articles in 7 different languages. The map displays both the global patterns and the vast number of geo-located items."
wikis  maps  world 
april 2012 by kevan
Random Dungeon Generator as a Dungeon Map by Paul Hughes — Kickstarter
"This intricately illustrated 36" by 24" playable dungeon map poster encapsulates the Dungeon Master's Guide's complete rules for generating random dungeons: Appendix A's four pages of charts are rendered into a flowchart WHICH IS ITSELF A DUNGEON."
roleplaying  maps  meta  via:ben 
march 2012 by kevan
London’s Longest Roads And Where They Lead To | Londonist
"A single road connects Lambeth North Tube station to Brighton Pier. The A23, as it’s now known, is another old Roman road, a fact that becomes readily apparent if you follow its largely straight course on a map."
travel  london  brighton  maps  history 
march 2012 by kevan
Benedikt Groß – Metrography – London Tube Map to large scale collective mental map
"The piece illustrates the topology of London reshaped according to the underground map."
london  maps  mutation 
february 2012 by kevan
London sound maps: ambient recordings during daytime | The London Sound Survey
"Recordings of background atmospheres and incidental noises from all over London. Many form part of a sound grid series recorded at evenly-spaced points across the city, each marking the centre of a square on the map below."
maps  sound  london 
december 2011 by kevan
BBC News - Every death on every road in Great Britain 1999-2010
"Using official data recorded by police in Great Britain between 1999 and 2010, we have plotted every road collision in which someone died. In all, 36,371 fatalities are marked on this interactive map."
death  maps 
december 2011 by kevan
540 - "Sham Paris": An Entire City’s Stunt Double | Strange Maps | Big Think
"The capital’s topography was to be transplanted onto the existing villages of Maisons-Laffitte, Sartrouville, Montigny-les-Cormeilles, Herblay, Conflans-Ste-Honorine, Beauchamp and Pierrelaye."
maps  illusions  paris 
november 2011 by kevan
Ballard Geocoded
"A map of the locations in JG Ballard's fiction."
maps  ballard 
october 2011 by kevan
Nerdy Day Trips
"I am a very big fan of nerdy day trips, from Sea Forts to abandoned nuclear bunkers, dead victorian racecourses, roads that are falling into the ground, narrow gauge railways that take you to a power station, wherever."
tourism  maps  science 
september 2011 by kevan
London Underground Tube Diary - Going Underground's Blog
"A press button route indicator was installed at Heathrow Central London Underground station 34 years ago. 'This nifty journey planner' incorporated TV screen displays and a diagrammatic route map. Only one was ever built."
tube  london  history  future  maps  transport 
august 2011 by kevan
Mind the map! The impact of transit maps on path choice in public transit - The Transportationist
"Moreover, the map effect is almost two times more influential than the actual travel time. In other words, underground passengers trust the tube map (two times) more than their own travel experience with the system."
transport  maps  london  psychology  via:blech 
may 2011 by kevan
513 - Then We Take Berlin: When East Ate West | Strange Maps | Big Think
"This resulted in numerous so-called Geisterbahnhöfe (ghost stations), abandoned as the Wall went up (and projected downward) on 13th August, 1961, particularly on two U-Bahn lines and one S-Bahn line connecting different areas of West Berlin."
transport  history  maps  illusions 
may 2011 by kevan
Fearsquare - How dangerous are your check-ins?
"The FearSquare application takes a list of your ten most recent FourSquare check-ins and cross-references these with the UK Police Crime Statistics database."
crime  maps  hacking  police 
april 2011 by kevan
A history of the world in 100 seconds
"Many Wikipedia articles are tagged with geographic coordinates. Many have references to historic events. Cross referencing these two subsets and plotting them year on year adds up to a dynamic visualization of Wikipedia's view of world history."
history  wikis  maps  via:bengoldacre 
march 2011 by kevan
502 - Hung Out to Dry: A Taxonomy of City Blocks | Strange Maps | Big Think
"The transformational process involved is threefold: the city on map A is deconstructed, its blocks are classified for size and shape, then reassembled in rows, arranged by type, on map B."
maps  cities  mutation 
february 2011 by kevan
Flowprint | URBAGRAM
"Each dot is a bus adhering to one of the 744 routes that make up [London's] transport network. [Victoria] glows the brightest, showing that the historical core remains the highest load-bearing area in the network, an intersection of 19 routes."
london  transport  simulation  maps 
january 2011 by kevan
What's going on? - Google Maps
Live, timestamped Google map of police units around today's protests in central London. "Parliament Square party! Flares and fireworks. The party is so good, no one wants to leave! Not that they could..."
police  maps  london  via:bengoldacre 
december 2010 by kevan
A Discourse on Map Pins and Pinnage « Making Maps: DIY Cartography
"Harvard University, that hotbed of map pin innovation, confronted head-on the 'too many pins in one place' problem that plagued the Harriman pin map. Why not, they suggested, create stacks of beads?"
maps  technology  history  via:blech 
october 2010 by kevan
Simon Parker's London Cycle Map
"The coloured lines depict a network of cycle routes connecting every significant location in the capital, providing a traceable route between any two points: a London Underground-style network and map for cycling."
transport  london  maps 
september 2010 by kevan
Zeppelin Airship Attacks On London: Mapped - Londonist
"The map above takes the rough routes of the attacking craft and plots only a selection of the impact sites."
london  maps  war 
july 2010 by kevan
Maps - the new rock’n’roll - Telegraph
"[There] is manipulation, selection and omission in the making of [Google] maps, which are composites of satellite images supplied by different countries and agencies. The Dutch blur out their royal palace, while the Swiss colour in Switzerland much greener that it already is to make it look nicer."
maps  illusions  via:blech 
may 2010 by kevan
462 – Gridding London « Strange Maps
"This map, produced by Matthew Lancashire, shows central London as a relatively simple grid of main thoroughfares, connecting a few dozen central points, and demarcating some of London's better-known areas."
maps  london 
may 2010 by kevan
Aboriginal folklore leads to meteorite crater | COSMOS magazine
"Duane Hamacher, an astrophysicist studying Aboriginal astronomy at Sydney's Macquarie University, used Google Maps to search for the signs of impact craters in areas related to Aboriginal stories of stars or stones hitting the ground."
maps  history  australia  space  via:duncan 
january 2010 by kevan
Year of the Dungeon
Small and barely explained RPG dungeon sketches. "Within a few days I picked [a notecard] up and started sketching a dungeon map on it. Pretty soon I'd done a half dozen."
roleplaying  maps  art  via:brendan 
january 2010 by kevan
MIT Red Balloon Challenge Team
Nice tiered approach from the winning DARPA Network Challenge team - $2000 of the prize money for a submitted sighting, $1000 to anyone who referred that person, $500 to the person who referred them, and so on.
emergence  money  secrets  maps 
december 2009 by kevan
Kosmograd: Branding the boroughs 2
"John Leighton suggested that the old borough boundaries should be altered to conform to a honeycomb pattern. Within a five-mile radius of the General Post Office all the sprawling, differently sized boroughs were to become hexagonal-shaped areas, 2-miles across"
cities  maps  london  bees  board  via:jones 
october 2009 by kevan
Official Google Blog: Introducing Google Building Maker
"[Pick] a building and construct a model of it using aerial photos and simple 3D shapes – both of which we provide. When you're done, we take a look at your model. If it looks right, and if a better model doesn't already exist, we add it to the 3D Buildings layer in Google Earth."
architecture  maps  crowds 
october 2009 by kevan
Abstruse Goose » Electromagnetic Leak
"If extraterrestrial civilizations are monitoring our TV broadcasts, then this is what they are currently watching."
space  television  maps  time 
september 2009 by kevan
Destination: Argleton! Visiting an imaginary place « Walking Home to 50
Visiting a possible trap street town on Google Maps. "Various software packages use Google's geographical information, and Argleton seems to have primary claim on the surrounding postcodes - one can rent property there, or read inspection reports for its nurseries, at least according to the internet."
maps  illusions  lies  via:qwghlm 
september 2009 by kevan
Infodemiology and Infoveillance | Eysenbach | Journal of Medical Internet Research
"Analyzing how people search and navigate the Internet for health-related information, as well as how they communicate and share this information, can provide valuable insights to health-related behavior of populations, including for example the level of understanding of health issues, knowledge about health-related conditions, and so on."
medicine  pestilence  surveillance  maps  twitter 
september 2009 by kevan
LVMF - 2009 - London Sight Line Map
"Map of primary areas where height is constrained through the definition of the Viewing Corridors, Lateral or Background assessment areas of protected vistas."
london  maps  architecture 
august 2009 by kevan
One nation, seven sins - Las Vegas Sun
"By culling statistics from nationwide databanks of things like sexually transmitted disease infection rates (lust) or killings per capita (wrath), the researchers came up with a [mapped] sin index."
maps  society  america  via:clare 
august 2009 by kevan
Integrated Bus Route Maps from
"Bus route maps can quickly turn into spider diagrams and become hard to navigate, especially in large cities. We hope that our format is intuitive, helpful for identifying [London?] buses to catch if you find yourself in an unfamiliar location."
transport  london  maps  travel  via:secretlondon 
july 2009 by kevan
Dan Zambonini - London Tube Map, Points of Interest
"I thought it would be interesting to create a version of the London Tube Map [which] replaces the station names with the main point(s) of interest at each location." [...] "Deer. Tennis. MI6. Struggling Indie Bands."
maps  tube  london  via:quin 
july 2009 by kevan
Mobile phones: Sensors and sensitivity | The Economist
"Sense plans to collect positional information from a control group of infected patients. [They] will then be able to determine which neighbourhoods these patients frequent, and their commuting patterns between them. They hope this will then enable them to work out the characteristics of typical TB patients, so that they can then spot potentially infected people in the wider population."
phones  maps  pestilence  surveillance  via:badscience 
june 2009 by kevan
iCream - Google Maps
"Using the music played by ice cream vans to learn stuff. Maybe. What do ice cream van territories look like? How big are they? Do they overlap?"
food  maps  ice  music  transport  sound 
june 2009 by kevan
Google Maps - Half Man Half Biscuit
"Locations namechecked in the collected works of Half Man Half Biscuit."
music  maps  hmhb 
february 2009 by kevan
ZEROPERZERO - 2008 City Railway System
Curved tube maps for Seoul, Tokyo, Osaka. "Han River is the symbol of Seoul. Representation of Han River in this map mimics the curvature in the middle of the Tae-Geuk mark of the national flag of Korea. The overall circular shape of the map was also inspired by the Tae-Geuk mark."
maps  china  korea  tube  design  via:zarba 
november 2008 by kevan
Google Flu Trends
"We've found that certain search terms are good indicators of flu activity. Google Flu Trends uses aggregated Google search data to estimate flu activity in your state up to two weeks faster than traditional systems."
pestilence  maps  web  via:waxy 
november 2008 by kevan
Joyce Walks because somewhere sometimes it's always bloomsday
"Joyce Walks is a psychogeographical tool which generates walking maps based on routes from James Joyce's Ulysses in any city in the world using Google Maps."
maps  walking  books 
october 2008 by kevan
314 - Watch the Road: World’s Earliest SatNav << Strange Maps
"The [Routefinder] consisted of a little map scroll inside a watch, to be ’scrolled’ (hence the word) as the driver moved along on the map. A multitude of scrolls could be fitted in the watch to suit the particular trip the driver fancied taking."
maps  travel  history  technology  paper  via:waxy 
october 2008 by kevan
Walk Score
"Walk Score calculates the walkability of an address by locating nearby stores, restaurants, schools, parks, etc. Walk Score measures how easy it is to live a car-lite lifestyle - not how pretty the area is for walking." Includes the UK.
maps  cities  walking 
july 2008 by kevan - walking directions and maps
Generates walking routes within a few UK cities, optimising for low noise and air pollution.
cities  walking  maps  london  travel  pollution  via:diamond 
april 2008 by kevan
"The topography simulated in the game is used to generate sound, as is the player's path through the game. A Frotzophone 'performance' looks just like playing a text adventure; but in addition to playing a game, you're also playing music."
if  music  maps  sound  via:leonard 
december 2007 by kevan
Legible London
"The Legible London project proposes to change the existing fragmented approach to walking information into a single reliable, consistent and authoritative system." [...] "Encourage 'mental mapping' by connecting areas, regions and transport systems."
london  walking  maps  design 
november 2007 by kevan
Home - Randomness Guide to London
"It's a kind of database, kind of review site, used for documenting interesting places in London. Want to find a sushi restaurant near a cinema? Just use our category search."
london  maps  via:tim 
august 2007 by kevan
The Island and Lake Combination
"Largest island in a lake on an island in a lake on an island: Vulcan point in Crater Lake on Vulcano Island in Lake Taal on Luzon (PHI)."
maps  water  via:qwghlm 
june 2007 by kevan
show me the way (to go home)
If you've got a moment: "As part of an art project about spoken directions, we're trying to collect as many recordings as possible of people giving directions."
creations  art  maps 
june 2007 by kevan
Welcome to The Shady Old Lady's Guide to London
An icon-scattered Google Map of minor-historical addresses and obscure features in London.
london  history  tourism  maps 
june 2007 by kevan
W. Bradford Paley: Map of science image in the journal Nature
"Links were made between the paradigms that shared common members, then treated as rubber bands, holding similar paradigms nearer one another when a physical simulation had every paradigm repel every other: thus the layout derives directly from the data."
science  maps  design  art 
march 2007 by kevan
London: A Life in Maps - Downloads and Podcasts
A selection of historical maps of London, to download and plug into Google Earth as a semi-transparent overlay.
history  maps 
february 2007 by kevan
Space Syntax - London Pedestrian Routemap
"The first aim of the London Pedestrian Routemap is to encourage walking in London. It does this by providing a simple, memorable picture of key walking routes in the Capital. At present there is no such map."
london  walking  maps  design  via:diamond 
february 2007 by kevan
History of Religion
"Our [timeline] map gives us a brief history of the world&#39;s most well-known religions: Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Judaism. Selected periods of inter-religious bloodshed are also highlighted."
history  religion  maps  via:infosthetics 
january 2007 by kevan
Explorers of the New Century - Magnus Mills
Perfectly-pitched simmering mundanity - slightly less of an edge of malevolence than his previous books, at least so far, but there's a lot of good, bleak pointlessness in a formal, undated expedition to an Agreed Furthest Point from civilisation.
booklog  travel  mysteries  maps 
october 2006 by kevan
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