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 yet another Google maps mashup, but one of the minority (at least that I have found) that let you add markers of your own that are persistent and visible to others. Is it at all useful? Who cares, I was a cute kid
and I don't have to risk PMITA prison like a common street tagger - I can be leet and from da streetz while remaining a pasty-faced geek.
posted by phearlez
on Apr 19, 2006 -
lets you find restaurants that are centrally located to two or three locations. Just enter at least two addresses and click "Submit." Street address, city and state are required. ZIP Code is optional.
posted by jonson
on Apr 18, 2006 -
traces San Francisco's taxi cabs as they travel throughout the Bay Area. The patterns traced by each cab create a living and always-changing map of city life. This map hints at economic, social, and cultural trends that are otherwise invisible."
posted by vacapinta
on Apr 6, 2006 -
Windows Live Local
Orgasmically merges street level imagery with satellite to create virtual streetwalks (For Seattle or San Francisco anyway)
posted by marvin
on Feb 28, 2006 -
. An interactive online map for locating and posting free stuff that's lying around your neighborhood.
posted by stbalbach
on Feb 4, 2006 -
Graphs, Maps, Trees. The Valve
is hosting a literary event for professor Franco Moretti's new book, Graphs, Maps, Trees
. Moretti aims to reinvigorate literary studies by constructing abstract models based upon quantitative history, geography, and evolutionary theory. PDFs of the original articles: Graphs
. A review at n+1 is here
posted by painquale
on Jan 13, 2006 -
Play RISK using Google Maps
. From the FAQ: For some reason I decided a bit after the API for Google Maps came out that it would be awesome to be able to play Risk on it... I've always been a gamer and thought this was the perfect step.
posted by KevinSkomsvold
on Nov 8, 2005 -
For the last six months or so, it's been a war between Yahoo and Google to see who can outdo each other. They're often releasing competing products at nearly the same time, but Google Maps
has held the lead on coolest map for a while now. Yahoo finally countered today, releasing their beta maps
to show that off as well.
posted by mathowie
on Nov 3, 2005 -
The CommonCensus Map Project
is redrawing the map of the United States based on your voting, to show how the country is organized culturally, as opposed to traditional political boundaries. It shows how the country is divided into 'spheres of influence' between different cities at the national, regional, and local levels.
posted by BuddhaInABucket
on Oct 17, 2005 -
The GMap Pedometer
is the coolest Google maps application I've seen. I found my 3-mile round trip daily commute is really only 2.5 miles, damnit.
posted by MrMoonPie
on Aug 8, 2005 -
Places and spaces
is an exhibit which aims to compare and contrast the first maps of our entire planet with the first maps of all of science as we know it.
posted by dhruva
on Jul 27, 2005 -
Bird's Eye Views
: Hand drawn panoramic maps of 44 Texas cities circa 19th century in high resolution. Aerial mapping minus airplanes and cameras.
posted by Orb
on Jul 24, 2005 -
Virtual Earth from MSN
While I'm familiar with Google Maps
it was fun again to play around with Microsoft's response that was just released. In summary, allows you to pan/zoom around the US, and with a click of a button, see aerial/satellite imagery. This stuff is just soooo cool! ;-)
posted by RonZ
on Jul 23, 2005 -
Iraq Casualties Map.
US military casualties from the Iraq war. Each click of the (+) displays 30 more casualties, starting from the beginning of the war. Each soldier is shown in at their home town.
posted by signal
on Jul 6, 2005 -
Google Earth: Zero Hour +1
If Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith was responsible for a productivity loss of $600 million (for people playing hooky), then the release of Google Earth has
to be responsible for at least $100m. So the next question is...what's next? When you think about all the Google Maps hacks, from craigslist
, to GasBuddy (offline), Chicago Crimestats
and Transit Maps
, London Traffic Cams
, various sight seeing sites
, NYC Subway Stops
, plus integration with BlogWise
(broken?), Yahoo Traffic
, and the US Census
, you might wonder what else could be integrated into gEarth?
Things I'm hoping for? How about integrating historical markers, daytrip resources, factory tours
, social demographics
(like Nationmaster), politics (fundraising
, election results
, registration, polling place location
, election irregularities
), mapped to do lists, real-time weather and traffic, things that aren't there anymore, custom atlas creation
, IMDB movie location shoots, tighter integration with topographical maps
, WiFi access Points
, a News Attention Index
, Job Searches
, and tighter integration with the USGS
As shown in the gEarth interface (left hand side, first one in "Layers"), their online community
is already working on using, improving, and customizing gEarth's new features, including some updates (Caution, requires the integration of *.kml file, *.eta, or *.kmz files.)
posted by rzklkng
on Jun 29, 2005 -
Matthew White's Historical Atlas of the 20th Century.
One of those amazing internet reference sites created by some guy (okay, Matthew White). Lots of fascinating, incredibly researched stuff: complete lists
of all manmade megadeaths in the 20th century, the 100 most important works of art
of the 20th century, maps
showing changes in the types of government by decade, comments on Wikipedia
, and much more. Also, some fun stuff, like what the US would look like
if every secessionist movement succeeded. Previously posted in 2001, but much updated and worth a second look
posted by blahblahblah
on Jun 2, 2005 -