Relief map techniques

9 days ago

nelson : Relief map techniques - Historical view of cartography

Trees in the US

9 days ago

nelson : Trees in the US - Detailed map of tree density

Gay marriage map

13 days ago

nelson : Gay marriage map - Demographic inference from tax records

1888 anti-slavery map

16 days ago

nelson : 1888 anti-slavery map - Phenomenal bit of American propaganda

Mini Metro Maps

21 days ago

nelson : Mini Metro Maps - City transit systems reduced to icons

Congressional district cartogram

1 month ago

nelson : Congressional district cartogram - Nice approach to visualizing the US vote

South Pacific countries

1 month ago

nelson : South Pacific countries - Nice map with territory boundaries, flags


2 month ago

nelson : MapsWithMe - Offline vector map for mobile devices; nice OSM viewer

Mapbox / OSM licensing

2 month ago

nelson : Mapbox / OSM licensing - Interesting questions of derived work and viral licenses

Scotch Whisky Map

2 month ago

nelson : Scotch Whisky Map - Best map I've found of distilleries

Stones of Wonder

2 month ago

nelson : Stones of Wonder - Guide to standing stones in Scotland

WSJ on Null Island

2 month ago

nelson : WSJ on Null Island - Fun article with lots of friends

OpenGL and Macs

2 month ago

nelson : OpenGL and Macs - Interesting detail from Blizzard about how they support OpenGL on Macs and Windows


3 month ago

nelson : What🖕3🖕Fucks - Hilarious, but offensive variant of the dumb What3Words addressing system

Quilted maps

3 month ago

nelson : Quilted maps - Fabric art, rich embroidery

What3Words examined

3 month ago

nelson : What3Words examined - Thoughtful piece about the risks of the proprietary addressing system

What3Words detail

3 month ago

nelson : What3Words detail - An analysis last year of how the proprietary location naming system works

Google and Apple Maps comparison

4 month ago

nelson : Google and Apple Maps comparison - Very detailed review

Geocoding in 5 minutes

4 month ago

nelson : Geocoding in 5 minutes - Simple installation of OpenAddresses data and Pelias geocoder


4 month ago

nelson : Terrapattern - Search aerial imagery for images of things

Andy Baio : Terrapattern - visual search engine for satellite imagery; example: baseball in Detroit, planes in NYC

Soviet topo maps

4 month ago

nelson : Soviet topo maps - Cache of many maps from the Soviet Union

US nuke plan 1956

4 month ago

nelson : US nuke plan 1956 - Chilling visualization of American nuclear targets in Russia

What Happened to Google Maps?

5 month ago

nelson : What Happened to Google Maps? - Detailed breakdown of levels of detail

Google sheep view

5 month ago

nelson : Google sheep view - 🐑

US tornado probabilities

5 month ago

nelson : US tornado probabilities - Nice animation of tornado risk during the year