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mapschool

I work in maps but am generally frustrated with the way the field is taught: so this is my attempt at making educational materials that dial down the corporate tie-ins and talk about concept. I also write about the process of making it and am planning on illustrating & printing it for free/cheap for students.
posted by tmcw on Jan 9, 2014 - 3 comments

The Water Quality Portal (now with Map!)

The Water Quality Portal is a collaborative project between the US Geological Survey (USGS) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to make it easier to share water quality data. Data are harvested from the USGS NWIS database and the EPA STORET database, mapped to the WQX standard, and served back out again. There is information about over 2 million sites and over 200 million sample results. The most significant feature that we have added this year (and why I am posting this) is a mapping tool that allows users to map up to 250,000 sites based on any of the 15 different criteria to narrow a search. [more inside]
posted by rockindata on Aug 21, 2013 - 3 comments

geojson.io

A simple way to edit, share, and create map data, by drawing, importing, or coding directly. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Jul 27, 2013 - 4 comments

Vector tile river map

I made a tutorial for open source maps with vector tiles. The result is a slippy map of American rivers and some pretty static maps of every US river. But my real goal is the tutorial source code, to help other developers learn to make their own vector maps from geographic data.
posted by Nelson on May 21, 2013 - 7 comments

Building an Open-Source Language Map

I was working on some pretty fun language visualizations, but it turns out there's no worldwide, open dataset of where languages are spoken. So I figured hey, let's make one! [more inside]
posted by soma lkzx on May 20, 2013 - 6 comments

Old Maps of Jerusalem on a Timeline

300 real and fictional maps of Jerusalem, from 13th to 20th century, displayed on a timeline
posted by nir on May 6, 2013 - 4 comments

Metropho.rs

Metropho.rs is a geographic metaphor map that plots "X is the Y of Z" tweets by putting the "Y" label on the "X" location. Some nice coverage by the Atlantic Cities blog here. [more inside]
posted by creade on Jan 5, 2013 - 3 comments

A Map of Saints' Relics in Rome

As a companion piece to my blog, All the Saints You Should Know, I've compiled what I believe to be the Internet's most complete map of Rome's holy relics, including papal hearts, saints' skulls and preserved bodies of the blessed. The annotated map includes information about church access, locations of the relics within the church, and a few additional points of interest.
posted by Thin Lizzy on Dec 24, 2012 - 6 comments

Gnimmel's House of Maps

Recent baby arrival means that my Tumblr artblog is not likely to be updated for some considerable time, so I thought I'd post it here to see if anything was of interest. Originally this was a project to finish 31 unfinished artworks and post them one-a day for a month; some others got tacked on at the beginning and end. Some of the more interesting contents include: a flowchart of Shakespeare's plots, a tube map of the periodic table (and vice versa), photostory The Mirror; various maps, instructions, diagrams, flowcharts etc. (some NSFW).
posted by gnimmel on Nov 16, 2012 - 7 comments

A Handsome Atlas: 19th Century Data Visualizations

Just in time for the 1876 centennial, the US Census Bureau published the very first Statistical Atlas: detailed maps, ornate graphs, and generally insane charts all about America. These atlases persisted for a couple decades before the Census Bureau decided they didn't like fun any more. Now they're online in the most awesome of ways. [more inside]
posted by soma lkzx on Sep 12, 2012 - 8 comments

Tweetchive, a view of your Twitter archive

Tweetchive is a little web hack I made to show your past tweets in various views. The primary view is a map, there are also views of pictures and text and links. It's not really a finished product, but it's useful enough I launched it. [more inside]
posted by Nelson on Jul 23, 2012 - 1 comment

Written World

A communal free-form text world, overlaid on a street map of the user's physical location. It incorporates elements of online chat and graffiti to explore and create a bridge between the physical and virtual. Write on a map. It'll be fun. I swear. [more inside]
posted by zazerr on Jul 11, 2012 - 0 comments

Project It Yourself!

With an accompanying intro and arty blog post, Project it Yourself rethinks map projections and lets you make new ones from scratch, with nothing more than household math.
posted by tmcw on Mar 16, 2012 - 1 comment

Cartophile collects beautiful maps

My Tumblr is a curated collection of beautiful maps and cartography related objects. I try to find the original source of images I post, if possible, but corrections and submissions are welcome.
posted by desjardins on Jan 24, 2012 - 5 comments

Mapstalgia - video game maps drawn from memory

Mapstalgia is a new blog collecting people's drawn-from-memory maps of video game worlds and levels. Zeldas and Marios; detailed Final Fantasy cartography and sketched Contra recollections; crayon Kings Quest and graph paper Castlevania. Submissions are open, draw something yourself and send it in! [more inside]
posted by cortex on Jan 10, 2012 - 7 comments

Your Superfund

What environmental catastrophe is your neighbor? A map of all 1.6k Superfund sites and an instant finder for your own by using some interesting math hacks.
posted by tmcw on Sep 29, 2011 - 10 comments

Map of Where the Twelve Apostles Died

As a Saturday night project I made this map of locations where the Twelve Apostles of Jesus died. Blue markers represent commonly accepted death locations while yellow markers represent disputed locations.
posted by Catholicgauze on May 17, 2011 - 0 comments

Map of Community Bike Organizations

I have been adding community bike shops to this public Google Map. [more inside]
posted by aniola on Apr 20, 2011 - 4 comments

the Big Map Blog

Five-hundred enormous historical maps; all downloadable in their highest resolution. With a new map every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj on Apr 4, 2011 - 12 comments

Sea Level Rise Maps now up to +60m

This has been up here before, but (by popular demand) I've now extended it to cover sea level rise scenarios up to +60m. So now you can work out where the best seafront property will be when Antarctica melts...
posted by mr. strange on Feb 28, 2011 - 9 comments

Map of Cleveland Neighborhoods

Looking for a map of Cleveland and its neighborhoods [some neighborhoods are still missing], ready to print for a 3x4 wall ? Here it is ! Similar to this map [Large PDF] from New York City’s Planning Commission.. [more inside]
posted by fizzix on Oct 28, 2010 - 5 comments

Chicago Recycling Drop Off

A map of all Chicago recycling drop off locations for residents who live outside of the city's blue cart service zone. The city's website only shows a list of addresses which I found pretty useless. I also set up a mobile version of the site so you can recycle on the go!
posted by kakarott999 on Oct 22, 2010 - 3 comments

Spatial Tech Blog

I have recently been handed the keys to my business' website and I have decided to turn the front page into a blog all about spatial technologies (like GIS, Google Earth, GPS etc) in education. There are plenty of resources, news and activities there, mainly for educators. [more inside]
posted by micklaw on Oct 9, 2010 - 1 comment

MURAL LOCATOR, find murals easily

Mural Locator is a site developed for viewers to easily find and locate murals around the world. Readers can submit murals that they see worthy of being shared. This will help promote the artists and their work with large visible images. The collection of murals are documented and associated to their locations with online maps. We wanted to share the beauty of murals with the world and those unaware of this public form of art.
posted by metafus on Aug 31, 2010 - 3 comments

FleeMe

I wrote an Internet toy/widget/app to pick out random population centres in the United States. Fun and educational! [more inside]
posted by spamguy on Jun 29, 2010 - 3 comments

Wikidirections

Wikidirections is a wiki to help you get from A to B. We're a human mapping service, but with a twist. Google Maps will give you (sometimes) precise driving directions, but they won't tell you which is the cheapest, or safest, or most scenic, or quickest way between two points. Should you take the train from Vienna to Salzburg, or is the bus cheaper? That's where Wikidirections comes in. Wikidirections is geared towards world travelers, written by world travelers. We won't tell you how to get from your house to the drug store, but we will tell you, for example, how to get from Spain to Morocco quickly, cheaply, and without getting ripped off. While Wikitravel's focus is on the destination, Wikidirections focuses on the journey itself. [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Jun 25, 2010 - 4 comments

The Ankh-Morpork Undertaking Map

I made an Undertaking (subway) map for Ankh-Morpork, set about 50 years in the future (from canon “now”). I took some liberties with names of places, given the time gap. For instance, Dolly Sisters has become Dollisters, the Whore Pits has become Harpits. Locations are based on the canonical Ankh-Morpork map.
posted by dmd on Jun 11, 2010 - 6 comments

Old Map App

An iphone application I've been developing in graduate school for exploring and comparing layers of geo-referenced historical maps alongside a modern map, currently of new york city. If the user is located within the area of the map their location is translated onto the historical maps. The website has a screencast demonstration (no sound).
posted by martini on May 12, 2009 - 5 comments

Apres Garde

A tumble log of stuff I find I like on Google Street View. There are some other things thrown in , but that's basically it. [more inside]
posted by mattbucher on May 7, 2009 - 0 comments

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