now combines Amazon's BlockView images in another ajax map interface (with the maps by Mapquest, interestingly). Amazon has been driving around major cities taking photos of each block and now as you browse the map, street-level images come up alongside. The interface isn't quite intuitive, but it is nice to see the idea
posted by pithy comment
on May 16, 2006 -
is an online/desktop travel guidebook. They are taking Creative Commons licensed photos from Flickr and using them in their city guides. It is kind of like Google Maps + Flickr + Lonely Planet. [Contains some flash, and to try out the guide you have to install the Schmap Player
posted by pithy comment
on Apr 1, 2006 -
If you liked the Craigslist/Google Maps combo, you'll be happy to hear that the boys and girls over at Engadget
have a tutorial on how to make your own annotated multimedia Google map. Pretty sweet!
posted by JPowers
on Apr 10, 2005 -
Mapping couplings at a high school
Sociologists graphed the romantic and sexual relationships of 80% of an entire high school (832 out of ~1000 students). The research indicates that high schoolers lack sexual alpha-persons resulting in partner maps that are mostly long lines rather than the more hub and spoke like maps common in adult maps.
posted by Mitheral
on Jan 31, 2005 -
demonstrates the potential of open web APIs by plotting recently uploaded Flickr
photos onto their locations using an interactive map of the US. Map24
mixes Mapquest and Keyhole
(previously discussed here
) by doing realtime zooming on your driving directions; good for not losing context on those tricky merges. The National Map
lets you see overlaid info from the US government's geologic surveys. What are some of the best designed interactive map sites?
posted by acid freaking on the kitty
on Jan 12, 2005 -
Map of the USA
I found this beautiful map in my parent's house and thought I might share it.It was issued by the Secretary of State and handed out to Germans I believe in the late fifties or early sixties.
posted by ronsens
on Dec 14, 2004 -
Election 2004, county by county:
For those who just can't get enough political mapping goodness. Here's the 2004 presidential election's Red/Blue divide at the county level, where possible. Lesson: most red states aren't quite as red as they seem, and blue states aren't as blue. Author has 2000 election data plotted as well, which I believe was posted earlier.
posted by mojohand
on Nov 4, 2004 -
Piri Reis Map
I am a sucker for those books that hypothesize that Earth was visited by extra-terrestrials in the distant pass. One artifact that is brought up in nearly all of them is The Piri Reis Map
, a document that seems to be a map includes parts of the world (such as Antarctica's ice-covered mountains) that were thought to be very recent discoveries. But, are they a hoax
posted by synecdoche
on Apr 21, 2004 -
something good has come from a newsfilter post! In a trackback to a recent post
on something-or-other (aren't they all the same?) I discovered a gem of a site dedicated to maps.
posted by silusGROK
on Jul 9, 2003 -
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.)
posted by gleuschk
on Apr 5, 2002 -
An ancient 3,200-year-old papyrus map
has led to the discovery of pharoanic gold mines in Egypt's eastern desert that will give Egypt one of the top 10 gold reserves in the world. The original pharaonic map, which is the world’s earliest surviving geological survey, was discovered in Luxor in 1820 and has since been on display in a Turin museum.
posted by stbalbach
on Dec 30, 2001 -
NASA creates the most detailed topographic map
of the Earth ever produced. The new map is a result of data gathered on shuttle mission STS-99
in February 2000.
The catch? DOD doesnt want most of it released. (link via Wired
posted by Irontom
on Dec 12, 2001 -
Cool high-school science experiment: Mapping The Homunculus
. The 15 year old in me wonders why nipples and other naughty bits aren't mentioned, though. Bet they'd be really big!!!
posted by luser
on Nov 27, 2001 -