Everything you never wanted to know about conveying elevation information on maps, delivered in Peter’s always-entertaining style and illustrated with interactive examples.
OpenGeofiction is a map of an imaginary world, created by a community of worldbuilders. You can take part in this project too.
This is such a simple little adjustment, but I think it’s kinda brilliant: tweaking the display of your site’s maps to match the season.
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.
The GPS system is a monumental network that provides a permanent “YouAreHere” sign hanging in the sky, its signal a constant, synchronised timecode.
A nice stroll around Marseilles at night without any of the traditional danger.
James re-imagines the Barbican as an airship drifting free of central London.
A lovely way of demonstrating the differences between map projections. Drag for extra fun.
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.
Communal satellite eyes. A Mac screensaver is also available.
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.
A fascinating piece by James on trap streets, those fictitious places on maps that have no corresponding territory.
Stamen have extended Walking Papers into Field Papers: a virtuous cycle of mapping in the real world and online.
Beautiful 19th century maps of Mars.
Another beautiful piece of work from James: a kaleidoscope made from Google maps.
Timo Arnall has some fun mapping WiFi signal strength with long exposure photos.
An examination into the legibility of labels on online mapping services.
A low-tech version of Flickr's shapefiles: stopping people and asking "excuse me, what area is this?"
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*
New from BERG: superimposing historical events onto familiar landscapes.
Beautiful map visualisations by Aaron Straup-Cope.
Aaron's lovely visualisation of Flickr's shapetiles.
Old photos placed on a map. Quite engrossing.
Well: this is an odd one: the entire duration of the trans-siberian railway on video and simultaneous map.
Brian documents his beautiful Geonames SVG maps.
Beautiful mapping visualisations of crime data.
Nifty old-school 8-bit tiles superimposed on OpenStreetMap data.
The geography of musicians.
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!"
Lovely representation of OpenStreetMap data using canvas.
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.
Jack Schulze goes into detail on the genesis of the wonderful Here & There map/visualisation.
This is the best location visualisation I have ever seen.
A set of APIs built on top of OpenStreetMap data.
Flickr has amassed tons of geotagging data and Aaron has been playing with it.
A real time satellite tracking web application. Over 8000 satellites are tracked and can be displayed on the familiar Google Maps interface.
The first of the We Tell Stories series is online. It's a clever piece of storytelling using Google Maps to full effect.
Gorgeous visualisation from Dopplr of all the places visited in 2007.
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...
Flickr Places. This is what George announced at dConstruct. It's enthralling: interestingness mashed up with geotagging.
A handy tool for grabbing the geocoordinates for a location.
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.
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).
Watch the adventures of Derek and Kathryn Featherstone in the run up to IronMan Lake Placid 2007. Check out the route maps: very slick.
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 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'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 gets behind GeoRSS. This is good. Somewhere, Mikel Maron is doing a little dance.
That partnership between Google and Nasa is beginning to bear some fruit.
Another trains/maps mashup... real time positioning of the Dart in Dublin.
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 is now available for the Mac. Get downloading.
A handy guide to using a wrapper for the Google Maps API.
This is cool and frightening in equal measures. Eric uses the Google API to demonstrate the effect of nuclear detonations on American cities.