Tags: map

LHC Map

A lovely hack from Science Hack Day San Francisco: get an idea of the size of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider by seeing it superimposed over your town.

James Bridle — Where You Are

The GPS system is a monumental network that provides a permanent “YouAreHere” sign hanging in the sky, its signal a constant, synchronised timecode.

Google Night Walk

A nice stroll around Marseilles at night without any of the traditional danger.

Earth wind map

A beautiful real-time visualisation of winds on our planet.

Styleguide | MapBox

Hot on the heels of the Mailchimp styleguide, here’s the collection of patterns used by Mapbox. I’m not keen on some of their markup choices, but again, it’s great to see organisations publicly documenting this stuff.

Unmoored

James re-imagines the Barbican as an airship drifting free of central London.

Map Projection Transitions

A lovely way of demonstrating the differences between map projections. Drag for extra fun.

Submarine Cable Map

This year’s TeleGeography map of the undersea network looks beautiful—inspired by old maps. I love the way that latency between countries is shown as inset constellations.

Stratocam

Communal satellite eyes. A Mac screensaver is also available.

Mercator Puzzle!

This is fun. Drag the red country outlines around and slot them into place on the map. Sounds easy, right? But the distorting effect of the Mercator projection makes it a lot tougher than it looks.

2012 Project Google Birdhouse - a set on Flickr

I’ve been thinking about getting a birdhouse.

CABINET // Trap Streets

A fascinating piece by James on trap streets, those fictitious places on maps that have no corresponding territory.

Dronestagram

A new project from James, keeping track of the sites of illegal drone strikes.

dConstruct 2012 discounts on Map Tales

If you’re coming to Brighton for dConstruct, make a note of these eating places where your attendee badge will get you a discount.

On the Road by Jack Kerouac on Map Tales

This in-depth map tale really works as a way of exploring Kerouac’s most famous work.

Welcome to History Mesh

This is rather wonderful: a DevFort project for navigating interweaving strands of history, James Burke style.

Home - fieldpapers.org

Stamen have extended Walking Papers into Field Papers: a virtuous cycle of mapping in the real world and online.

A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion Since 1945 - by Isao Hashimoto - YouTube

A beautiful and disturbing piece of data visualisation. The numbers are quite astonishing.

Localgram

I like this simple idea, nicely executed: see Instagram photos taken near you.

maps.stamen.com

Beautiful new map tiles from Stamen for use with OpenStreetMap data. The “watercolor” tiles are particularly pretty.

LukeW | Vector Images for Mobile

Luke rounds up some of the alternatives to bitmap-based images—an increasingly important topic for “resolutionary” “retina’ displays (bleurgh!).

The world’s undersea internet cables - interactive | Technology | guardian.co.uk

Explore the shape of the underwater world of internet backbones.

BibliOdyssey: Channelling Martian Maps

Beautiful 19th century maps of Mars.

#rorschmap

Another beautiful piece of work from James: a kaleidoscope made from Google maps.

Yes! It is possible to cross Dublin without passing a pub

Testing James Joyce: this is like the Seven Bridges of Königsberg puzzle but with Guinness.

BLDGBLOG: Islands at the Speed of Light

Freaky stuff. If you’ve seen Kevin Slavin or James Bridle talking about the increase in property prices on Wall Street as the buildings get closer to the network hub …that’s nothing—these are the new centres of world power; places where the speed of light interferes least with the speed of transactions.

Safety Maps: A Do Project

A handy papernet tool for emergency situations. “Zombie apocalypse” is not, alas, one of the default options.

a world of tweets

A very pretty visualisation of tweets on a map using canvas.

Immaterials: Light painting WiFi on Vimeo

Timo Arnall has some fun mapping WiFi signal strength with long exposure photos.

41Latitude - Google Maps & Label Readability

An examination into the legibility of labels on online mapping services.

thisisntfuckingdalston.co.uk

A low-tech version of Flickr's shapefiles: stopping people and asking "excuse me, what area is this?"

The Wilderness Downtown

A nifty interactive video for Arcade Fire's "We Used To Wait." It claims to be built in HTML5 but actually uses XHTML 1.0 and HTML 4.01 doctypes throughout. *sigh*

Polymaps

A JavaScript/SVG library for displaying maps in a variety of interesting ways.

BBC - Dimensions - Index

New from BERG: superimposing historical events onto familiar landscapes.

prettymaps

Beautiful map visualisations by Aaron Straup-Cope.

flickr shapetiles / july 2010

Aaron's lovely visualisation of Flickr's shapetiles.

Historypin | Home

Old photos placed on a map. Quite engrossing.

Google - Москва-Владивосток: виртуальное путешествие на Картах Google

Well: this is an odd one: the entire duration of the trans-siberian railway on video and simultaneous map.

Geonames Maps « optional.is/required

Brian documents his beautiful Geonames SVG maps.

If San Francisco Crime was Elevation | Doug McCune

Beautiful mapping visualisations of crime data.

Argleton: A story of maps, maths and motorways —Kickstarter

Suw's Kickstarter-funded piece of puzzle fiction sounds very intriguing. Let's make it a reality.

8-Bit NYC

Nifty old-school 8-bit tiles superimposed on OpenStreetMap data.

The Landscape of Music

The geography of musicians.

Building Rome in a Day

Unbelievable 3D visualisation created by extracting common points from millions of pictures on Flickr of Rome, Venice and Dubrovnik. As Matt Haughey would say, "Holy shitballs!"

Cartagen

Lovely representation of OpenStreetMap data using canvas.

SlickMap CSS — A Visual Sitemapping Tool for Web Developers

A really nice stylesheet for sitemaps represented as nested unordered lists in HTML.

Walking Papers

This is wonderful: maps that travel from the internet to the papernet and back to the internet again. Print out from OpenStreetMap, annotate in the real world, and scan the annotated map.

Google Web Elements

Standalone embeddable widgets from Google that you can drop into any web page. The maps widget finally frees the maps API from the tyranny of coupling a domain with an API key.

Pulse Laser: Here & There influences

Jack Schulze goes into detail on the genesis of the wonderful Here & There map/visualisation.

http://schulzeandwebb.com/hat/

This is the best location visualisation I have ever seen.

CloudMade - Make Maps Differently

A set of APIs built on top of OpenStreetMap data.

London V2 Rocket Sites...Mapped - Londonist: London News, Food, Arts & Events

Gravity's rainbow on a Google map.

CO2 emissions, birth & death rates by country, simulated real-time

A visual real-time simulation that displays the carbon dioxide (co2) emissions, birth rates, and death rates of every country in the world.

Brighton Wifi Hotspots (and WEP/WPA passwords)

WiFi hotspots in Brighton (including passwords where required) courtesy of Josh.

Code: Flickr Developer Blog » The Shape of Alpha

Flickr has amassed tons of geotagging data and Aaron has been playing with it.

Seero - Steve_McQueen - Bullitt Chase Scene

Watch the best car chase of all time mashed up with a map of San Francisco to create geo-broadcasting. The added context gives an already perfect sequence added zing.

LIVE REAL TIME SATELLITE AND SPACE SHUTTLE TRACKING

A real time satellite tracking web application. Over 8000 satellites are tracked and can be displayed on the familiar Google Maps interface.

Driven By Boredom 3.0 » Archive » Nascent Sexuality Polaroid Study

Nostalgia and sexual awakening plotted on a Google Map is a voyeuristic thing.

bn14aj - Google Maps

There is an undocumented feature in Google Maps: add "&output=html" to the URL to get the accessible, non-Ajax version.

We Tell Stories - 'The 21 Steps', by Charles Cumming

The first of the We Tell Stories series is online. It's a clever piece of storytelling using Google Maps to full effect.

thecourtsofchaos » Blog Archive » BarCampLondon2 - Visualisation Presentation

A recap of an excellent presentation at BarCamp Brighton 2 on data visualisation.

Google Static Maps API - Google Code

Google Maps now provides static (IMG-based) alternatives to the JavaScript API.

Dopplr Raumzeitgeist 2007 by dopplr Fine Art Prints and Posters

You can now order a poster of the beautiful Dopplr visualisation of where we are travelling.

Dopplr Blog » Dopplr Raumzeitgeist 2007: Where we went last year

Gorgeous visualisation from Dopplr of all the places visited in 2007.

Google Maps

The new "you are here" feature on the mobile version of Google Maps looks, as Matt Jones said, "indistinguishable from magic." But it doesn't work on my phone. Grrr...

Photos taken in Brighton on Flickr!

Flickr Places. This is what George announced at dConstruct. It's enthralling: interestingness mashed up with geotagging.

Get Lat Lon - find the latitude and longitude of a point on a map

A handy tool for grabbing the geocoordinates for a location.

YouTube - Microformats in Google Maps + Operator

Ian Lloyd gets search results for curry houses in Swindon from Google Maps to his phone in less than 60 seconds. All thanks to hCard.

BBC NEWS | Technology | Fossett sought via Google Earth

There's something very Gibsonesque about this real world mashup of Google Maps and Amazon's Mechanical Turk.

MapMSG.com - Statetris

Very very cool and addictive cross between Tetris and geography knowledge. It took me 19:45 to get all of Europe on a medium setting. That's pathetic.

Brighton geek venues

Natalie put together this handy map of geeky hangouts in Brighton.

Official Google Maps API Blog: Microformats in Google Maps

W00t! This is a biggie! Google Maps now returns its listing results in hCard. Now you can do one-click export to your address book (or phone).

[this is aaronland] Trying not to cut down the trees for an inability to see the forest

Aaron weighs in with his thoughts on JavaScript, web apps, the iPhone, dashboard, the papernet and more. Oh, and he's built a machine-tag mashup.

ironfeathers.ca » Home

Watch the adventures of Derek and Kathryn Featherstone in the run up to IronMan Lake Placid 2007. Check out the route maps: very slick.

strange maps

This blog devoted entirely to maps is far more interesting than it sounds. It's a treasure trove of weird and wacky stuff. Fascinating... and a complete time sink.

[this is aaronland] Mining for Pynchonite

This is a brilliant idea by Aaron: printing QOOP books of Flickr pics where each picture is accompanied by a map. It's all about the context, baby!

Multimap :: Open API

Multimap's API is now open and free as in beer (as long as the traffic is within reasonable bounds). This is good stuff. And they're all in with the Open Street Map guys too.

Google Maps

This is so so childish but here you go: rude place names on Google Maps.

sixtwothree.org » Ameriganzapalooza

Track Cindy and Jason on their trip across the country... mashup style.

Google Maps API Official Blog: KML and GeoRSS Support Added to the Google Maps API

Google gets behind GeoRSS. This is good. Somewhere, Mikel Maron is doing a little dance.

twittervision

A mesmerising mashup of Twitter and Google Maps. I could watch this all day.

Morethanseven » UK Meetup Finder

Gareth has mashed up Google Maps with meatspace geek gatherings in the UK.

Where I Had My First Kiss . com - where was your first kiss?

Here's a mashup for ya: Google Maps meets young love.

» Google Earth …

Reality imitating Google Maps in Berlin.

MOON RIVER: gentlemen's pocket globes

I want one of these for Christmas.

If I dig a very deep hole, where I go to stop?

Find the antipodes of your location. Remember, most of the world is ocean.

Google Mars

That partnership between Google and Nasa is beginning to bear some fruit.

dartmaps

Another trains/maps mashup... real time positioning of the Dart in Dublin.

overplot

This is an astoundingly brilliant mashup: Overheard in New York meets Google Maps. It's fan-bloody-tastic and remarkably fast for all the data it contains.

imity

This is really cool: a real-time map of bluetooth devices currently at the Reboot conference.

Google Maps on your mobile phone

I've been playing around with this on my new Sony Ericsson K600i. It's pretty sweet... even if it doesn't cover the UK yet.

Google Maps API Official Blog: Google Maps API Version 2

Version 2 of Google's Maps API is out. Changes, changes, read all about it.

Google Earth for Mac

Google Earth is now available for the Mac. Get downloading.

How to Use Google Maps EZ

A handy guide to using a wrapper for the Google Maps API.

EVMapper

A very cool mashup of two APIs: events from EVDB and maps from Google Maps.

Google Moon - Lunar Landing Sites

A wonderful commemeration of the first Apollo landing, courtesy of Google. Be sure to zoom all the way in.

Fun with Google Maps 2

You'd think someone in the architect's office would have spotted this.

Fun with Google Maps 1

Why look to Mars for anthropomorphised geographical features when we've got them right here on Earth?

HYDESim: High-Yield Detonation Effects Simulator

This is cool and frightening in equal measures. Eric uses the Google API to demonstrate the effect of nuclear detonations on American cities.

Google Maps API Documentation

Documentation for the new Google Maps API. Unlike most web services, this one is run entirely over JavaScript.