The Global Incident Map
is an interactive map displaying "terrorism events and other suspicious activities" happening at this very moment (updated every 5 minutes) all around the world. Click on the various icons for "event details" or scroll down for "announcements, alerts and breaking news." Via.
posted by amyms
on Oct 13, 2007 -
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."
posted by Gyan
on Sep 7, 2007 -
Oh, Inverted World. As we’ve all learned in school, 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, only 30% is solid ground. What if everything was reversed? What if every land mass was a body of water, and vice versa?
posted by Ufez Jones
on Aug 14, 2007 -
Learn to navigate
using the stars in 15 minutes! OK, well maybe not navigate, but you'll know exactly where Orion, Betelgeuse, Polaris (the North Star), Cassiopeia, and Jupiter are.
posted by Mave_80
on Jul 26, 2007 -
presents an extraordinary look at "one of the most ambitious search-and-rescue missions in history
," after one of Microsoft's researchers, Jim Gray
, and his boat, the Tenacious
, went missing
in the Pacific Ocean outside San Francisco in January 2007. Cartography meets law meets 2.0
technology. "First the Coast Guard scoured 132,000 square miles of ocean. Then a team of scientists and Silicon Valley power players turned the eyes of the global network onto the Pacific." Eventually, Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, the US Navy, NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium jumped in – "as did astronomers from leading universities." To this day, Jim Gray has never been found
, and his disappearance cannot be explained
. Read Wired
posted by BLDGBLOG
on Jul 22, 2007 -
The Nolli Plan.
In 1748, Giambattista Nolli drew one of the most detailed and accurate maps ever created for the city of Rome. Improving on the Buffalini Plan
of 1551 [interactive link to zoom
], Nolli’s plan was drawn to an incredible precision, going as far as revealing public interior spaces in a stark figure-ground relationship. The Interactive Nolli Map
allows you to overlap transparencies of the modern city to see how little has changed and how precise Nolli’s measurements were. Piranesi’s
maps – however fanciful
- were also inspired by Nolli’s achievements.
posted by yeti
on May 10, 2007 -
a Google Maps view of NYC, centered on Central Park
Google Maps has started displaying subway stops (with the names of the lines that serve each each stop) in New York City. Clearly this is a work in progress (full building outlines are available only in some parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn, and some subway stops currently list only one of the multiple trains that serve the stop). Still, this is excellent news not only for natives but also for tourists (whose only subway-map reference may be the significantly, sometimes radically "not to scale" version put out by the MTA).
posted by allterrainbrain
on Feb 9, 2007 -
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 -