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Streetmix
Design, remix, and share your neighborhood street – all in your browser! Add trees or bike paths, widen sidewalks or traffic lanes, learn how your decisions can impact your community.
street  Infographic  cars  transportation  transit  neat  maps  bikes  buses  bicycling 
5 weeks ago by rockbandit
These Maps Reveal the Hidden Structures of 'Choose Your Own Adventure' Books - Atlas Obscura
Reading a “Choose Your Own Adventure” book can feel like being lost in a maze and running through twists and turns only to find dead ends, switchbacks, and disappointment. In the books—for those not familiar with them—you read until you come to a decision point, which prompts you to flip to another page, backward or forward. The early books in the series, which began in 1979, have dozens of endings, reached through branching storylines so complex that that trying to keep track of your path can seem hopeless—no matter how many fingers you stick into the book in order to find your way back to the key, fateful choice. You might end up back at an early fork again, surprised at how far you traveled only to reemerge at a simple decision, weighted with consequences that you couldn’t have imagined at the beginning.

The last installment of the original “Choose Your Own Adventure” series came out in 1998, but since 2004, Chooseco, founded by one of the series’ original authors, R.A. Montgomery, has been republishing classic volumes, as well as new riffs on the form of interactive fiction that seemed ubiquitous in the 1980s and ’90s. The new editions also carry an additional feature—maps of the hidden structure of each book.
maps  books  literature  reading 
june 2017 by rockbandit
Quadtree Data Structure
A quadtree is a tree data structure in which each internal node has exactly four children. Quadtrees are the two-dimensional analog of octrees and are most often used to partition a two-dimensional space by recursively subdividing it into four quadrants or regions. The data associated with a leaf cell varies by application, but the leaf cell represents a "unit of interesting spatial information".
tree  quadtree  maps  quads  data-structures 
february 2017 by rockbandit
transistorsoft/react-native-background-geolocation: Sophisticated, battery-conscious background-geolocation with motion-detection
react-native-background-geolocation - Sophisticated, battery-conscious background-geolocation with motion-detection
coding  location  react-native  iOS  reactjs  maps  modules  javascript 
august 2016 by rockbandit
Hexagon.js — Robert Reese's Website
For some time I have been interested in the new HTML5 features primarily Canvas and WebGL. For this reason I looked at implementing a very simple RPG in HTML5. Five years ago the idea of doing so
javascript  hexagon  maps 
august 2016 by rockbandit
Create your own Google Maps style - Snazzy Maps - Free Styles for Google Maps
Snazzy Maps is a repository of different color schemes for Google Maps aimed towards web designers and developers.
googlemaps  maps 
august 2016 by rockbandit
Set pitch and bearing | Mapbox
Map options extend CameraOptions, so you can set more than just center and zoom
mapbox  perspective  maps  coding 
august 2016 by rockbandit
Bing Maps Tile System
Bing Maps provides a world map that users can directly manipulate to pan and zoom. To make this interaction as fast and responsive as possible, we chose to pre-render the map at many different levels of detail, and to cut each map into tiles for quick retrieval and display. This document describes the projection, coordinate systems, and addressing scheme of the map tiles, which collectively are called the Bing Maps Tile System.
mapping  maps  coding  quads 
july 2016 by rockbandit
How To Efficiently Display Large Amounts of Data on iOS Maps
This tutorial will demonstrate how to handle and display thousands of points of data on an iOS map in a way people understand and enjoy.

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We are going to make an iOS app which ships with 87,000 hotels, each with a coordinate, a name and a phone number. This app will never ask the user to “redo search in area”; it will update the map as the user pans and zooms, allowing the user to freely explore the data.

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This will require us to come up with an ultra quick data structure built for the task. We will need to build it in C for it to be performant. Once we have constructed our data structure we will come up with a clustering system, as to not overwhelm the user. Finally, we will give it the professional polish that is required for apps to compete in today’s market.

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By the end of this tutorial you will have all the components needed to make this app:
maps  quadtree  data-structures 
june 2016 by rockbandit
Fullstack React 🐬: How to Write a Google Maps React Component
Integrating React with external libraries like Google or Facebook APIs can be confusing and challenging. In this discussion, we
maps  reactjs  javascript 
may 2016 by rockbandit
Explore Styles - Snazzy Maps - Free Styles for Google Maps
Snazzy Maps is a repository of different color schemes for Google Maps aimed towards web designers and developers.
styles  googlemaps  maps  css 
may 2016 by rockbandit
Real cities drawn as fantasy maps
Shared article from Feedly via FlowingData http://flowingdata.com Remember that time you were sitting by the fire reading The Lord of the Rings and thought to yourself, "Gee … Tags: hand-drawn, Lord of the Rings
maps  IFTTT  Feedly 
october 2014 by rockbandit
Called Up: A journey through baseball's minor leagues
Each Major League Baseball team is affiliated with a series of minor league teams at different levels—from Rookie to Triple-A. If a hypothetical player were to work his way up through each level of an orgnaization, how far would he have to travel? The following maps show the route of that player, ordered by distance traveled.
baseball  sports  dodgers  giants  maps 
october 2014 by rockbandit
19 Maps That Will Blow Your Mind and Change the Way You See the World. Top All-time. You Won’t Believe Your Eyes. Watch.
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Many lists of maps promise to change the way you see the world, but this one actually does.
maps  ifttt  Feedly 
july 2014 by rockbandit
Maps of the USA | USA maps | Imus Geographics
"The greatest map of the United States you will ever see." Hand drawn and incredible map.
maps  geography  cartography  wishlist 
may 2014 by rockbandit
This is your house, from a cat's eye view - The Next Web
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While it may or may not be true that cats rule the planet, plenty of empirical evidence suggests that cats are nonetheless behind major sparks of artistic inspiration from so-called dominant humans, either because or in spite of our pathetic attempts to get on their good side. When you share your home with a cat or two, the whole proprietary ownership concept starts to break down. So ad agency AMV BBDO’s creative team just gave in to the inevitable with a new ad campaign for Whiskas, the commercial food cats like to turn their little noses up at. Here’s a map of your property from Fluffy’s...This story continues at The Next Web
IFTTT  Feedly  cats  pets  animals  maps 
may 2014 by rockbandit
Backpacker Gets Giant World Map Tattoo on His Back, Colors In the Countries He Visits on His Travels
Shared article from Feedly via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com In 2010, backpacking enthusiast and travel blogger Bill Passman decided to get a tattoo of a world map on his back after seeing a similar tattoo on a fellow backpacker. Instead of making little marks on his back, as the woman with the tattoo that inspired him suggested she would do, Passman decided to have [...]
travel  maps  tattoos  fun 
february 2014 by rockbandit
Why Boondocking ROCKS In The West (And Why This Land Is Still YOURS)!
On BLM land in Quartzsite, AZ in 2011 And again, in a different spot in 2013 While we’re travelling to Phoenix and back into the folds of civili
america  government  nationalparks  federal  maps 
december 2013 by rockbandit
Maps Show Which States Curse the Most & Which Are the Most Polite
These maps compiled by advertising firm Marchex show which states are the most and least likely to curse and to be courteous. The company analyzed phone calls from the past year, and found that Ohio is the most foul-mouthed state, while residents of Washington are the least likely to curse. According to their findings, South Carolina is the most polite, while Wisconsonites are the rudest. You can find a larger version of the charts here.
maps  Language  cursing  politeness 
december 2013 by rockbandit
These Interactive Maps Compare 19th Century American Cities to Today
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As mind-blowing as science is these days, it's probably safe to say that we're not going to invent a time machine within the next century. Through the magic of code, though, there is an entertaining alternative in the world of interactive maps. Obviously, The Smithsonian is on it.

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IFTTT  Feedly  maps  history  america  cities 
september 2013 by rockbandit
170 Years of Hurricanes Mapped In One Stunning Image
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With the Atlantic hurricane season about to kick into gear, plenty are wondering how this year's crop of storms with disarmingly mundane names will compare to last year's nightmarish season. This map goes even further, showing the past 170 hurricane seasons. It's beautiful and humbling, all at once.

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IFTTT  Feedly  maps  weather  hurricanes 
august 2013 by rockbandit
620 - Paleo by Comparison: the Million-Year-Old Map | Strange Maps | Big Think
Shared article from Feedly via Strange Maps | Big Think http://bigthink.com/blogs/strange-maps Cartography is an ancient urge. Humans made maps long before they invented writing.  But whereas the origin of the written word can be pinpointed with some certainty to the Middle East at the end of the fourth millennium BC [1], no such archaeological consensus exists over the age and location ...Read More
IFTTT  Feedly  maps  geology 
august 2013 by rockbandit
Here's a Map of the World Adjusted for the Population Size of Countries
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If you were to re-draw the map of the world according to each countries population, you would get a warped world that looked like this. Some giant countries like Canada and Australia become tiny strips and dots while other giant countries like China and India predictably inflate and take over the map. You can also see how crowded some countries are, Japan is bigger than Mexico! But at least all these countries made it on the map, Iceland and Belize didn't even have enough people to show up.

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august 2013 by rockbandit
618 - Milk, the Drink of Conquerors | Strange Maps | Big Think
Shared article from Feedly via Strange Maps | Big Think http://bigthink.com/blogs/strange-maps The drink of conquerors? Not wine, or rum, or even the blood of your enemies - but milk. Plain old milk.   Recent scientific discoveries suggest that the spread of farming across prehistoric Europe may have gone hand in hand with the increase in lactose tolerance. This would have given the ...Read More
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august 2013 by rockbandit
Mapping Vice in San Francisco (1885) | Mapping the Nation | Susan Schulten | Making Maps: DIY Cartography
Shared article from Feedly via Making Maps: DIY Cartography http://makingmaps.net Detail from a rare 1885 map showing vice in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Vice includes gambling (dark orange), Chinese prostitution (green), opium houses (yellow), Joss Houses (red) and White prostitution (blue). The map, from the Rumsey Map Collection, is an early example of detailed urban social mapping, in this case motivated by strong anti-Chinese sentiment. Click […]
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august 2013 by rockbandit
SunCalc - a solar azimuth calculator | MetaFilter
Shared article from Feedly via MetaFilter http://www.metafilter.com/ Suncalc is a nifty online app that lets you input a geolocation and a date, and then uses google maps to graphically display the azimuth for the sunrise, sunset, and current time, for that particular date. Example: the sunset for the May 28 Manhattanhenge.
IFTTT  Feedly  Saved  Later  Recently  Read  Saved-Links  maps  photography 
august 2013 by rockbandit
See NYC From a New Angle With These Awesomely Nerdy Maps
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On July 25, data fans rejoiced when New York City government opened up a gigantic amount geospatial data to the public. The dataset, PLUTO, is “a real-world version of SIm City” based on tax lot data (it sounds less interesting than it is). Now, maps based on PLUTP are hitting the web—and these are some of the coolest.

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august 2013 by rockbandit
Locals and Tourists | MetaFilter
Shared article from Feedly via MetaFilter http://www.metafilter.com/ Some people interpreted the Geotaggers' World Atlas maps to be maps of tourism. This set is an attempt to figure out if that is really true. Some cities (for example Las Vegas and Venice) do seem to be photographed almost entirely by tourists. Others seem to have many pictures taken in places that tourists don't visit. Blue points on the map are pictures taken by locals (people who have taken pictures in this city dated over a range of a month or more). Map of photosets (scroll through photo thumbnails to discover new cities in the photosetRed points are pictures taken by tourists (people who seem to be a local of a different city and who took pictures in this city for less than a month).
Yellow points are pictures where it can't be determined whether or not the photographer was a tourist (because they haven't taken pictures anywhere for over a month). They are probably tourists but might just not post many pictures at all.
The maps are ordered by the number of pictures taken by locals.
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july 2013 by rockbandit
Explore an Interactive Map of Every Meteorite Seen in the Past Century
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As long as you're not in the immediate landing path, meteorites are really fascinating. Over the past century, The Meteoritical Society has confirmed 606 eyewitnessed meteorite landings around the world. Designer Sebastian Sadowski maps them all out in a great interactive infographic that's tons of fun, until you realize you're a meteorite's sitting duck no matter where you live.

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july 2013 by rockbandit
Get Lost In These Abstract Maps of the World's Great Cities
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A city's street plan isn't just the canvas that we paint our lives on—it's a work of art on its own. This is true regardless whether the avenues and thoroughfares were meticulously arranged into an anal-retentive grid, or whether they just, ahem, happened over time as residents sprawled away from the center of town.

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july 2013 by rockbandit
Mapping the Midwest | MetaFilter
Shared article from Feedly via MetaFilter http://www.metafilter.com/ How do you define the Midwest? As part of their exhibit Reinvention in the Urban Midwest (in most-certainly-not-in-the-Midwest Boston) Sasaki has created an online tool for people to contribute what the boundaries of the Midwest are for them. Results can be sorted by respondents' percentage of time spent in the Midwest and state of birth. An Atlantic Cities article shows one writer's opinion, and also links to Bill Rankin's similar Midwest mapping project on his always-excellent Radical Cartography site. An excerpt from The Midwest: God's Gift to Planet Earth has a more irreverent take on mapping the region.
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july 2013 by rockbandit
Where Exactly Is the Middle of Nowhere?
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We've all said it or thought it or joked about it or believed it at one point in our lives. That damn, we were in the middle of nowhere. But that corn field or dark stretch of the highway hardly qualifies as nowhere. True nowhere is actually in Idaho.

Visual Statistix created this wonderful map that actually pinpoints where the middle of nowhere is by both land and air. For the land map (which is above), Visual Statistix analyzed where all the major roads were (interstate routes, highways, large roads, etc.). The air map was made with all the airports in the US. Visual Statistix explains the process:

The GIS measures the Euclidean distance within the map projection from every cell, as defined by the raster resolution (~500 meters), to the closest feature in the shapefile (database). The resulting maps have been scaled to show when you are close to a feature (somewhere) in blue, and when you are far away (nowhere) in red.

It's definitely a clever method to use to figure things out. So where's the real middle of nowhere? With these guidelines, it's usually something that involves a giant mass of mother nature. Idaho's National Forest, Arizona's Grand Canyon, lakes in Maine all appear as nowhere. Apparently so does the intersection of Oregon, Idaho and Nevada. As for the middle of nowhere by air, that would be patches of Nevada and Wyoming. So I guess Nevada is the winner?

Read more about the fascinating report at Visual Statistix. [Visual Statistix via Maps on the Web]
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july 2013 by rockbandit
What3words: Share Very Precise Locations With Just 3 Words
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If you’re reading this, chances are you’re well acquainted with Google Maps. For many, Google Maps – with its wealth of way-finding features – will rank highly among their most... Keep reading →
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july 2013 by rockbandit
Mapping all the rivers in the United States
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Inspired by Ben Fry's All Streets map, which showed every road in the United States, Nelson Minar mapped every river …
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july 2013 by rockbandit
This Beautiful Map Is Made Up of Microscopic Cells
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This map may look like a fairly reasonable representation of the world—but that's all the more impressive when you realise it's actually made up of microscopic cells from parts of the body that cause problems for people who live in each country.

Accordingly, North America is built from fat cells because of obesity, while Europe is represented by brain cells to represent neurodegenerative disease. Poor old Greenland? Its sperm cells signify the country's infertility problem.

Put together by Odra Noel, an artist and trained as a doctor, the map i on show from 2 July at the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition in London. [New Scientist]

Image by Odra Noel/Scientific Art/odranoel.eu
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june 2013 by rockbandit
Atlas of True Names, Maps That Replace Location Names With Their Original Meanings
Shared article from Feedly via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com Kalimedia has created the Atlas of True Names, a collection of maps that use etymology to translate the names of places into their original meanings. For example, the city of Chicago becomes “Stink Onions” and Mexico translates to “Navel of the Moon.” Different versions of the Atlas of True Names are available to purchase for [...]
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june 2013 by rockbandit
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