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What3Words prior art
Patents filed by the proprietary geodata company are probably invalid
priorart  patents  mapping  geodata 
june 2016 by nelson
Chinese map distortions
Google Maps in China shows odd artifacts to comply with Chinese security law
china  mapping  cartography  google 
january 2016 by nelson
Value-by-alpha maps
Bivariate mapping technique; vary hue and value for 2 axes of data
mapping  colors  datavis  visualization 
november 2014 by nelson
Toner updates
Stamen / CityTracking map gets some nice updates
maps  mapping  stamen  citytracking 
july 2012 by nelson
Skobbler OSM map
Nice new world street map from the German mapping company
maps  osm  openstreetmap  mapping  cartography  skobbler 
july 2012 by nelson
Stamen Field Papers
Print out a map, scribble, scan and save. Walking Papers made into a product
stamen  mapping  cartography  migurski 
may 2012 by nelson
How Web Maps Work
Excellent overview of web map technology
maps  mapping  tiles  geography  geo 
may 2012 by nelson
CartoDB vs Google Fusion Tables
Nice examples of the importance of unlimited data
google  mapping  maps  cartodb  fusiontables  visualization 
april 2012 by nelson
Citizen aerial imagery
Google Earth features Public Laboratory's do-it-yourself kite and balloon photography
images  aerial  mapping  maps  googleearth  publiclaboratory 
april 2012 by nelson
MapBox rendering the world
Various clever optimizations for map making
mapping  tilemill  mapbox  optimization  gis  osm 
april 2012 by nelson
kothic-js
Renders OSM maps entirely in Javascript, using HTML canvas
osm  openstreetmaps  maps  mapping  canvas  javascript  gis 
february 2012 by nelson
Map overlays for Google Earth
Load Google street maps, Bing terrain maps, etc on Google Earth. Some render bugs in GE.
googleearth  maps  mapping  render  osm  openstreetmap 
february 2012 by nelson
switch2osm
Reference site for moving from Google Maps to open, free alternatives
maps  mapping  google  osm  openstreetmap 
january 2012 by nelson
Stamen in 2011
Roundup of projects from the design firm
mapping  cartography  design  stamen  moma 
january 2012 by nelson
TileMill in 2012
Plans for the map development platform
mapbox  tilemill  mapping  gis  osgeo 
january 2012 by nelson
U.S. Routes schematic map
Lovely schematic map of America's smaller highways
maps  mapping  us  unitedstates  highways  via:mbostock 
december 2011 by nelson
Google Vector Layers
Map library to fetch and render vector data with Google Maps
maps  mapping  google  polymaps  gis 
december 2011 by nelson
AntiMap
GPS track recorder for the data analysis set
gps  tracking  geolocation  iphone  mapping  antimap 
december 2011 by nelson
Isarithmic maps
Nice visualization technique, like a continuous chloropleth
maps  visualization  mapping  chloropleth  infovis 
december 2011 by nelson
Tissot’s indicatrix
A handy visual way to see projection distortions
cartography  gis  projection  maps  mapping  visualization 
december 2011 by nelson
Javascript reprojection demo
Live running example of a raster map being reprojected
maps  mapping  gis  projections  javascript 
december 2011 by nelson
Map projection gallery
overview image of a zillion global projections
projections  maps  mapping  gis  geography  projection  mercator 
december 2011 by nelson
Behaim's Erdapfel
Oldest surviving globe, coincidentally made in 1492
mapping  maps  globe  erdapfel  nurenberg  behaim  columbus  1492 
november 2011 by nelson
ASTER v2 released
New digital elevation model
maps  mapping  srtm  asterm  terrain  topo 
october 2011 by nelson
Piecemeal geodata
Migurski's thoughts on making OpenStreetMap more accessible
data  mapping  osm  openstreetmap  usability  maps 
september 2011 by nelson
Project T-B.A.C
High school kid's balloon photography project
school  photography  aerial  mapping  via:metafilter 
september 2011 by nelson
Migursky on NoGIS
Mike gave a great talk last week on a new software approach to geodata. Here's the talk in blog form.
nogis  gis  mapping  software  hacking  stamen 
april 2011 by nelson
Mapstraction
A sort of metalibrary for Javascript maps
maps  mapping  javascript  code 
january 2011 by nelson
I-gotU GPS logger
Interesting looking GPS logger / tracker. Retails for about $90
gps  tracking  geography  mapping 
january 2011 by nelson
presenting tilestache
A map server / caching system for complex cartography
tilestache  mapping  mapnik  openstreetmap  python 
december 2010 by nelson
Colorbrewer
experiment with palettes for maps
cartography  mapping  color  graphics 
october 2010 by nelson
Simplifying lines
Algorithm for taking a complex line and simplifying it, removing points
algorithm  geometry  mapping  linestring  ramer  dougle  peucker 
september 2010 by nelson
GIS Python
Libraries for working with geographic data in Python
python  code  gis  mapping  geojson  shapely 
september 2010 by nelson
Google Earth in Maps
The Google Earth plugin is now an official part of Google Maps
maps  mapping  google  googleearth 
april 2010 by nelson
Polyline encoding
Complex 5 bit ascii encoding for geographic features
google  geography  mapping  encoding  googlemaps  batshitinsane 
february 2010 by nelson
OpenStreetMap in Haiti
OSM is the only map you can download and manipulate freely
osm  openstreetmap  maps  mapping  google  haiti 
january 2010 by nelson
Google Earth API
Script Google Earth in Javascript, by embedding it in a browser
googleearth  mapping  cartography  google 
january 2010 by nelson
GPS Visualizer
Handy set of geographic tools, all hosted on the site
gps  geocoding  software  mapping  googleearth  geo 
december 2009 by nelson
Making coloured maps
Nice little tutorial: get the SVG for a blank map, edit it for colours
mapping  visualization  svg  data  maps  cartography 
november 2009 by nelson
Spatial indexing
Simple data structures for storing and finding geodata
mapping  indexing  datastructures  quadtrees  geohashes 
november 2009 by nelson
Marine Traffic
interesting live overlay of cargo ships on a Google map
via:metafilter  ships  shipping  maps  mapping  sea  ocean 
june 2009 by nelson
Maps of Tehran
Review of online mapping sites; user contributed data seems to be best
tehran  iran  maps  mapping 
june 2009 by nelson
Map projections
Nice visualization of some unusual projections
mapping  cartography  mapprojections  via:jwz  maps 
february 2009 by nelson
Lunar mapping
Marius Watz discovers some amazing map visualizations
colors  visualization  mapping  moon  space  astronomy  geology  astrogeology  design 
october 2007 by nelson
ZIP code scribbles
Interesting visualization of US zip code allocation (via Peter)
visualization  art  usa  map  interesting  mapping  zipcode  maps  design  cool  geography  nelson:autotagged 
december 2006 by nelson
Where 2.0 CFP
I have a feeling this conference will be interesting
web2.0  conference  google  where20  mapping  georss  tech  opensource  where2.0  geo  oreilly  nelson:autotagged 
november 2006 by nelson
Wikipedia lat/long
Database of spatial coordinates for Wikipedia articles. Cool! (via Waxy)
web2.0  wiki  google  geotagging  googleearth  wikipedia  mapping  maps  location  earth  geo  nelson:autotagged 
october 2006 by nelson
Paris map w/ Metro
Google Maps overlay; Poskanzer comes through again
map  google  metro  paris  mashup  mapping  france  maps  subway  googlemaps  travel  nelson:autotagged 
september 2006 by nelson
Google maps KML
Easy way to make a custom map with lots of waypoints; Google Maps just reads KML directly
geotagging  mormonhacker  googleearth  kml  mapping  hacks  google-maps  tocheckout  googlemaps  tips  geocoding  nelson:autotagged 
september 2006 by nelson
Flickr geo/exif
By default Flickr won't geotag from your EXIF data; have to turn it on
flickr  geotagging  exif  maps  photography  mapping  photos  location  metadata  geo  gps  nelson:autotagged 
september 2006 by nelson
Travel time maps
Fantastic transportation visualization (via Kottke)
visualization  gis  uk  map  travel  mapping  maps  london  visualisation  time  transport  nelson:autotagged 
may 2006 by nelson
Language maps
Detailed data from Ethnologue database (via Kottke)
linguistics  gis  reference  language  visualization  mapping  languages  maps  map  world  geography  nelson:autotagged 
may 2006 by nelson
IP geolocation GPL
Free database of where IP addresses are physically
gpl  geolocation  useful  webanalytics  ip  mapping  api  location  geodata  2.0  geo  nelson:autotagged 
april 2006 by nelson
Magnalogs
Web representation of a journey: GPS track, photos, maps, etc. Nice integration.
google  gis  geotagging  googleearth  mapping  maps  googlemaps  social  earth  gps  software  nelson:autotagged 
november 2005 by nelson
GPS watch hacking
Garmin ForeRunner 201 integration with maps
xml  satellite  tools  photography  howto  mapping  maps  running  gps  geo  software  nelson:autotagged 
november 2005 by nelson
Squared circle posters
Collaborative Flickr project is now in print form
shopping  form  photo  photography  mapping  poster  photos  biz  nifty  flickr  squaredcircle  nelson:autotagged 
june 2005 by nelson

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