Tags: mapping

Beautiful Maps

Cartography porn.

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.

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.

CABINET // Trap Streets

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

Home - fieldpapers.org

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

BibliOdyssey: Channelling Martian Maps

Beautiful 19th century maps of Mars.

#rorschmap

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Code: Flickr Developer Blog » The Shape of Alpha

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

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.

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.

Google Static Maps API - Google Code

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.