In 1909, American architect
and cartographer Bernerd J.S. Cahill
published An Account Of A New Land Map Of The World
(and at The Internet Archive
), in which he described a novel way of projecting a map. [more inside]
In December, the Philadelphia police department released a csv database of major crimes
(murder, rape, burglary, etc) since 2006. Since then, community software developers have been mapping the data.
The community involvement is hoped to spur the future release of large city data sets. [more inside]
Google Maps App
by Google for Apple's iOS is now available. It features turn-by-turn voice navigation and streetview. It's a welcome end to "Map-gate"
. [more inside]
"The U.S. Geological Survey
has just released
more than 161,000 digitally scanned historical maps spanning in excess of 130 years and covering the lower 48 states. This Historical Topographic Map Collection
provides a comprehensive repository of the landscape of our Nation..."
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has launched a new interactive mapping tool
for Community Planning and Development agencies, interested agency partners, and the public. [more inside]
The New York City Open Accessible Space Information System Cooperative
(OASIS) is an online, interactive mapping and data analysis application that gives an incredibly detailed view of New York City's open spaces and how they are used. The map enables overlays of information like: transit; parks, playgrounds and open space; zoning and landmarks; current and historical land use; social services; demographics; and environmental characteristics.(via The Ministry of Type, who like OASIS mainly for its pretty map possibilities.) [more inside]
Landsat Image Mosaic Of Antarctica
UK and US researchers peice together the most detailed map of Antarctica yet
, searching through years of data to find cloud free images.
Maps new and old. Music maps
- Find out who is listening to what and where l Cool Google Maps
- Who knew maps could be fun?
l Subway maps
on five continents l Free
printable world map and blank maps l Free Clustr Maps - Locate all site visitors
. l Index of some users of WorldKit
- Easy web mapping (including the excellent and previously mentioned
, RSOE HAVARIA Emergency and Disaster Information
Service) l Number of Inhabitants Per Doctor
around the world l And some beautiful antique, old and vintage
maps, such as this one
of the names of the Mediterranean winds in five languages. [more inside]
Wiki City Rome
with an Internet connection will be able to see a unique map of the Italian capital that shows the movements of crowds, event locations, the whereabouts of well-known Roman personalities, and the real-time position of city buses and trains."
The ThreeRing Web Mapping project
adds a dot to a blank canvas showing your geographic location (or that of your ISP, as best it can guess based on your IP address). They've also got a code snippet to put on your own site that automagically adds your visitors to the map. The US is already clearly defined, Europe is getting there, and Oceania is coming into view. (They've also got one of them Tag-Board thingies
, which is painful to read for any length of time.)