Polymaps

100 month ago

joshua : Polymaps

Simon Willison : Polymaps - Polymaps. Absurdly hot: “a JavaScript library for image- and vector-tiled maps using SVG”. It can pull in image tiles from sources such as OpenStreetMap, then overlay SVG paths specified using GeoJSON. The demos make use of GeoJSON tiles for US stat

nelson : Polymaps - Overlay vector data on tile based maps on web pages.

Andy Baio : Polymaps - Stamen and SimpleGeo's JS library for gorgeous vector visualizations on map tiles  [via]

Yahoo! Internet Location Platform

128 month ago

joshua : Yahoo! Internet Location Platform - nice -- yahoo opens the Where On Earth dataset. what's with the goofy url syntax tho?

Andy Baio : Yahoo! opens its geo location database to the world - I'm stunned and thrilled they finally opened it up; this powers Flickr and Upcoming's geo features

Simon Willison : Yahoo! Internet Location Platform - Yahoo! Internet Location Platform. As an ex-Yahoo! this is really exciting—WhereOnEarth (a London company acquired by Yahoo! in 2005) provide the incredibly detailed geographical data used by Flickr, Upcoming and FireEagle—and now it’s available a

nelson : Free geocoding - Yahoo makes their geodatabase available for free, 50,000 queries / day

bmilleare : Yahoo! Internet Location Platform - YDN

Simon Willison's Wikinear, Wikipedia pages near your current location

130 month ago

Andy Baio : Simon Willison's Wikinear, Wikipedia pages near your current location - demonstrates Fire Eagle and OAuth, mixed with Wikipedia, GeoNames, and the new Google Maps Static API

Linkorama : wikinear.com, OAuth and Fire Eagle - Under the hood the site combines a number of interesting technologies: OAuth, Fire Eagle, GeoNames and the new Google Static Maps API.

factoryjoe : wikinear.com, OAuth and Fire Eagle - Brilliant writeup about how Simon implemented wikinear using OAuth, etc. Saved By: Chris Messina | View Details | Give Thanks Tags: oauth, fire eagle, wikinear

Rod Begbie : wikinear.com, OAuth and Fire Eagle - Simon Willison knocks out a quick prototype showing Wikipedia articles related to your current location, a masterpiece of mashuppery. #

Get Lat Lon: Find the latitude and longitude of a point on a map.

135 month ago

Ethan Marcotte : Get Lat Lon: Find the latitude and longitude of a point on a map. - Someone please clone a few hundred Simon Willisons. I have a feeling we’ll need their giant brains when the robots attack. ∞

Simon Willison : Get Lat Lon - Get Lat Lon. I finally got fed up of hunting around for simple latitude/longitude tools when messing around with mapping APIs, so I built my own with a memorable URL. I plan to add new features as and when I need them.

philgyford : Get Lat Lon - find the latitude and longitude of a point on a map - Wonderfully simple Google Maps tool by Simon Willison for doing what it says. Very handy for me for Pepys' Diary.

Richard Rutter : Get Lat Lon - Find the latitude and longitude (and local time) of a point on a map..

Twittervision

142 month ago

Andy Baio : Twittervision - capturing the Twitter zeitgeist on a map  [via]

jimray : Twittervision is hella cool - Watch the twitters in real time!

Rod Begbie : twittervision - Twitter posts plotted on a world map in real-ish time. [via#

Matthew M. Boedicker : twitter on a world map in real time - (via twittermap) [via]

nelson : Twittervision - A map visualization of twitter traffic

jonhicks : twittervision - Better than Telly!

strange maps

146 month ago

jimray : strange maps - A blog about maps of fictional places

joshua : strange maps - interesting explorations of all sorts of maps

Matthew M. Boedicker : strange maps - (via new del.icio.us popular sites) [via]

Milo Vermeulen : strange maps [via]

Khoi Vinh : Strange Maps - Via Very Short List. [via]

webkuehn.de contains a CSV with the long-lat coordinates for 55,000 Wikipedia articles (along wit...

147 month ago

plasticbag : webkuehn.de contains a CSV with the long-lat coordinates for 55,000 Wikipedia articles (along with information about the categories they belong to) - Where to start!? The value of this lot is absolutely extraordinary. You can cut the data by any of the categories allowing you to easily plot the locations of all of Wikipedia's geocoded impact craters or intercontinental ballistic missile sites...

Andy Baio : Geocoordinates from Wikipedia for Google Earth - beyond Google Earth, this CSV of lat-long coordinates for 55,00 Wikipedia articles has tons of potential; thanks, Tom

Nelson Minar : Wikipedia lat/long - Database of spatial coordinates for Wikipedia articles. Cool! (via Waxy)

philgyford : Webkuehn.de - Geocoordinates from Wikipedia for Google Earth - That's a lot of locations. Not sure what I'd do it with it but just in case... (via Plasticbag)

Flickr adds extensive geotagging and maps support

149 month ago

Andy Baio : Flickr adds extensive geotagging and maps support - and, surprise! two-way integration with Upcoming

kellan : FlickrBlog: "Great shot - where'd you take that?" - Our new maps feature is out! #

jkottke : Flickr just launched an interface to geotag your photos - Flickr just launched an interface to geotag your photos. Geotag = situate your photos on a map.

jimray : Flickr adds geotagging

Simon Willison : Flickr launches geocoding - Really great job - congrats Dan Catt and the rest of the team.

Nelson Minar : Flickr Geotagging - Mainstream feature now!

Linkorama : Geo Flickr - Bout time, nah, space

bmilleare : Geotagging on Flickr

time travel maps

152 month ago

joshua : time travel maps - gorgeous visualization of travel time

philgyford : MySociety - Travel-time Maps and their Uses - Lovely maps of travel times around the UK by Lightfoot & Steinberg, data wranglers to the Ministry. (via Haddock)

Simon Willison : Travel-time Maps and their Uses - Fascinating concept, beautiful maps.

Nelson Minar : Travel time maps - Fantastic transportation visualization (via Kottke)

Paul Hammond : mySociety - Travel-time Maps and their Uses - Using colours and contour lines they show how long it takes to travel between one particular place and every other place in the area, using public transport

Yahoo Pirate Maps and Radar

159 month ago

Andy Baio : Yahoo Pirate Maps and Radar - using Flash filters and transforms to make a new look and feel  [via]

jimray : Justin’s Rich Media Blog » Maps that are Consistent with YOUR design - Use Flash 8 and Yahoo to build a map that looks like the rest of your site - this one's for you, Joe

Simon Willison : Maps that are Consistent with YOUR design - This is why Flash Mapping apsis are cool. Especially the pirate one.

Jeremy Zawodny : Maps that are Consistent with YOUR design - Maps that are Consistent with YOUR design: flashy custom maps, Justin style

Philippe Janvier : Maps that are Consistent with YOUR design - Nice pirate map with Flash. [via#

Google Moon

162 month ago

Andy Baio : Google Moon - try zooming all the way in

jkottke : Google Moon: explore the Apollo landing sites in the Google Maps interface

joshua : Google Moon - mmm, cheese

kayodeok : Google Moon - Lunar Landing Sites - "In honor of the first manned Moon landing, which took place on July 20, 1969, we?ve added some NASA imagery to the Google Maps interface to help you pay your own visit to our celestial neighbor"

gleuschk : Google Moon - zoom all the way in

Rod Begbie : Google Moon - Lunar Landing Sites - Lovely little Googletreat to celebrate the anniversary of the moon landings. Make sure and try zooming in to the maximum resolution to see what the moon is made of. #

jimray : Google Moon - Lunar Landing Sites - Just a small slice of the moon, commemorating the original moon landing 36 years ago. Still cool, though.

erikbenson : Google Moon - Zoom in all the way to see the moon at a level of detail never experienced before.

Simon Willison : Google Moon - Lunar Landing Sites - Be sure to zoom all the way in for a Wallace and Gromit like revelation. (via) [via]

Philippe Janvier : Google Moon - Un petit pas pour l'homme... [via#

Linkorama : Google Moon - Honestly, if you are going to visit a fairly large moon, why would you keep going to the same place? What is this, Lunar Vegas?

Google Maps API

163 month ago

Andy Baio : Google Maps API - this is a huge relief for every Google map hacker [via]  [via]

Jason Shellen : Google Maps API - Realty will never be the same. #

jkottke : Google introduces an API for Google Maps - And there was much rejoicing by the cartography hacking community.

kayodeok : Google Maps API - The Google Maps API lets developers embed Google Maps in their own web pages with JavaScript. You can add overlays to the map (including markers and polylines) and display shadowed "info windows" just like Google Maps

erikbenson : Google Maps API - Oh my Lord Jesus Christ!

jimray : Google Maps API - No more scraping!

Paul Hammond : Google Maps API - The Google Maps API lets developers embed Google Maps in their own web pages with JavaScript.

Google Earth - A 3D interface to the planet

163 month ago

kayodeok : Google Earth - A 3D interface to the planet - "Google Earth combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google Search to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips"

Andy Baio : Google Earth launches - the massive Keyhole upgrade with businesses, driving directions, and 3D buildings [via]  [via]

Philippe Janvier : Google Earth - "Google Earth combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google Search to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips". Let's try this ! [via#

Rod Begbie : Google Earth - This has elicited a few "Holy Crap"s from me and my cow-orkers. Google have released Keynote for free, now with driving directions and sightseeing. Fantastic. #

jimray : Google Earth - Some guys were playing with this at work - looks bitching

Google Maps Wallpaper

164 month ago

kayodeok : Google Maps Wallpaper - "gMerge is a python script that merges Google Maps satellite "tiles" in order to produce a wallpaper (or even a poster!)"

Matthew M. Boedicker : Google Maps wallpapers

Andy Baio : Google Maps wallpaper maker - generate images up to 2048x1536 [via]  [via]

Simon Willison : Google Maps takedown notice - Why can't all takedown notices be this polite? (via) [via]

find cheap gas with google maps

164 month ago

cobra libre : find cheap gas with google maps - i hate cars! [via#

Matthew M. Boedicker : find the cheapest gas in your area on Google Maps

Andy Baio : Cheap Gas, mashup of Google Maps and Gasbuddy - find cheapest gas prices in Los Angeles, for example [via]  [via]

gleuschk : Cheap Gas - hack that google maps! hack it!

Geotagging Flickr with Greasemonkey and Google Maps

165 month ago

Andy Baio : Geotagging Flickr with Greasemonkey and Google Maps - amazing hack! sets the bar for how manual geotagging should be done online [via]  [via]

cameron : Geotagging Flickr with Google Maps and Greasemonkey Part 2 - Clever way to get geotags for Flickr photos

philgyford : EXCELLATRONIC COMMUNICATIONS: Geotagging Flickr with Google Maps and Greasemonkey Part 2 - Must get round to trying this some time.

Philippe Janvier : Geotagging Flickr with Google Maps and Greasemonkey Part 2 - "...a method, that makes adding GeoTags to your Flickr images, and then submitting the images to the geobloggers.com site a slightly more automated process". [via#

Richard Rutter : Geotagging Flickr with Google Maps and Greasemonkey - Automated(ish) GeoTagging Flickr Images Process.

Google Maps launches in the UK with London Tube stations right on the map

165 month ago

jkottke : Google Maps launches in the UK with London Tube stations right on the map - Google, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please do the same for the NYC subway. Please?

plasticbag : Google Maps for the UK - This has to be the most blatantly obvious link of the day really. It's almost ridiculous that I'm referencing it at all...

kayodeok : Google Maps for the UK

Philippe Janvier : Google Maps UK - Google Maps for the UK. A quand Paris ! [via#

Simon Willison : Google Maps UK! - That didn't take long. I can't wait for them to add satellite photos from Keyhole. (via) [via]

Google Maps adds satellite photos!

166 month ago

Andy Baio : Google Maps adds satellite photos! - insanely cool to switch back and forth [via]  [via]

kayodeok : Google Adds Satellite Imagery to Maps - Have you ever wished you could see what someplace looked like before you got there? A house? A hotel? A freeway exit?

Rod Begbie : Google Blog: A bird's-eye view - Google integrate satellite photos into Google Maps in a gorgeous fashion, and in doing so, continue to piss on Mapquest's chips. #

Simon Willison : Google Maps + Keyhole = Satellite photos - Even more like map.search.ch ;)

Reverse engineering Google Maps

168 month ago

kellan : Reverse engineering Google Maps - Wow, I use to do this stuff with QuickDraw for games. Hadn't thought about tiles in a while #

jkottke : A quick overview of how Google Maps works

jimray : Mapping Google - Under the hood with Google Maps [via /.]

philgyford : As simple as possible, but no simpler: Mapping Google - Roughly how the client-side of Google Maps works.

Paul Hammond : as simple as possible, but no simpler: Mapping Google - XHTML Strict/CSS/etc be damned. At the end of the day, what really matters to users is compelling apps that let them get their work done quickly

Anne van Kesteren : Mapping Google - How does Google Maps actually work? #

Jeremy Zawodny : Mapping Google - Mapping Google: ther's some really smart shit going on in the google maps implementation

bmilleare : Mapping Google

Google Maps

168 month ago

Jeremy Zawodny : Google Maps - Google Maps: just what you think it is

Jason Shellen : Google Maps - Cool maps, from Google. Click and drag is my favorite feature. #

Andy Baio : Google Maps - insanely great UI; it's only missing personalization and better URIs [via]  [via]

doug : Google Maps - Check out Google?s way-cool mapping service in any non-Safari browser. Drag the map around, quick zooming, directions from A to B, beautiful detail, and more? Look out MapQuest.

jkottke : Google Maps is in beta - Safari not supported yet.

Rod Begbie : Google Maps - Another boring "it's been done" problem re-solved in a funky DHTML way by the brains at Google. [via#

Dan Cederholm : Google Maps - Linked from everywhere, but worth it. Hope to see support for Safari, eventually.

Anne van Kesteren : Google Maps - Yay, they use XHTML as text/html! (Too bad they violate section C and such, but whatever.) #

Simon Willison : Google Maps - Very slick, but sadly non functional for Safari uses. (via) [via]

gleuschk : new button on Google Maps: Hybrid - superextramegacool

Red America, Blue America revisited

171 month ago

Steve Cook : Red America, Blue America revisited - "'Divided America,' where people split roughly evenly between Republican and Democrat, and 'decided America,' where everyone is a Democrat." The nation is about 10% pure urban blue.

Rod Begbie : Maps and cartograms of the 2004 US presidential election results - Nicely done cartograms, showing population-to-vote mappings from last week. [via#

cameron : Election result maps

Jason Shellen : 2004 Election result maps - Turns out we are purple - not red or blue. #

deusx : Election result maps - "We can represent the effects of the electoral college by scaling the sizes of states to be proportional to their number of electoral votes, which gives a map that looks like this"

Canada 2.0

171 month ago

Jason Shellen : Canada 2.0 - Mena suggests that moving to Canada 2.0 won't require a van or cardboard boxes. I'm in. #

Andy Baio : Canada 2.0 - this made me laugh

kellan : Canada 2.0? - Personally I'm pushing for a Cascadia break away. #

plasticbag : Mena relaxes in her Canada 2.0 citizenship - Now this is a country that I'd bloody love to live in - a North American state that merges Old Canada with Chicago and environs, the Eastern Seaboard and some of the nicer bits of Washington and California

Rod Begbie : Canada 2.0 - A nation divided quite nicely. [via#

cameron : Canada 2.0 - So easy, why can't it be true?

Meet the animals of the London Underground

180 month ago

jkottke : Meet the animals of the London Underground - Meet the animals of the London Underground (Fun Tube map constellations)

Rod Begbie : Animals on the Underground

Graham Leuschke : animals on the underground - no, not helper monkeys

cameron : Animals on the Underground - A collection of animals made up using tube lines, stations & junctions on the London Underground map

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