This is a fascinating way to explore time and place—a spyglass view of hundred year old maps overlaid on the digital maps of today.
Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
Wednesday, December 20th, 2017
A fascinating bit of cartographic reverse engineering, looking at how Google has an incredible level of satellite-delivered building detail that then goes into solving the design problem of marking “commercial corridors” (or Areas Of Interest) on their maps.
Saturday, December 2nd, 2017
Thursday, August 24th, 2017
I quite like this proposal for
geo element in HTML, especially that it has a fallback built in (like
video). I’m guessing the next step is to file an issue and create a web component to demonstrate how this could work.
That brings up another question: what do you name a custom element that you’d like to eventually become part of the spec? You can’t simply name it
geo because you have to include a hyphen.
Saturday, October 29th, 2016
When it seems like all our online activity is being tracked by Google, Facebook, and co., it comforts me to think of all the untracked usage out there, from shared (or fake) Facebook accounts to the good ol’ sneakernet:
Packets of information can be distributed via SMS and mobile 3G but also pieces of paper, USB sticks and Bluetooth.
Connectivity isn’t binary. Long live the papernet!
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
In this English language alternative to latitude and longitude coordinates, the Clearleft office is located at:
Thursday, March 24th, 2016
Everything you never wanted to know about conveying elevation information on maps, delivered in Peter’s always-entertaining style and illustrated with interactive examples.
Saturday, March 5th, 2016
Tuesday, December 1st, 2015
Monday, October 12th, 2015
Wednesday, July 8th, 2015
OpenGeofiction is a map of an imaginary world, created by a community of worldbuilders. You can take part in this project too.
Monday, May 18th, 2015
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It’s UX London week. That’s always a crazy busy time at Clearleft. But it’s also an opportunity. We have this sneaky tactic of kidnapping a speaker from UX London and making them give a workshop just for us. We did it a few years ago with Dave Grey and we got a fantastic few days of sketching out of it.
This time we grabbed Jeff Patton. He spent this afternoon locked in the auditorium at 68 Middle Street teaching us all about user story mapping. ‘Twas most enlightening and really helped validate some of the stuff we’ve been doing lately.
Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
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.
Monday, November 10th, 2014
Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
Sunday, October 5th, 2014
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.
Friday, April 18th, 2014
The GPS system is a monumental network that provides a permanent “YouAreHere” sign hanging in the sky, its signal a constant, synchronised timecode.
Sunday, April 6th, 2014
A nice stroll around Marseilles at night without any of the traditional danger.
Wednesday, August 7th, 2013
James re-imagines the Barbican as an airship drifting free of central London.
Monday, March 25th, 2013
A lovely way of demonstrating the differences between map projections. Drag for extra fun.