I have some data from which I need to create a map where countries (along the country borders) are colored in different shades based on their rank. Having some trouble with doing the most basic part of this, in that every software I try just puts a marker in the middle of the country rather than shading the whole thing. Help?? [more inside]
I'm looking for a concept-mapping tool that offers (1) considerable flexibility in terms of spatial positioning of nodes, nature of links (not just strictly hierarchical trees in a single direction) (2) somewhat customizable colors and fonts (and ideally, shapes as well), and (3) export/save to PDF or JPG capabilities. You'd be surprised how hard it is to find this program. [more inside]
What are some ten-year-old or older computer games that have active communities producing user-created content in 2014? [more inside]
I want to map (or model, or some other word, not really sure what to call this) a whole lot of things that all pertain to a broad topic. My hope is to visually represent a lot of things, such as relationships, goals, tactics, gaps/needs, strengths, etc. Is there any type of software that does this sort of thing? [more inside]
I'm working on some graphics for an upcoming presentation, and need a way to display some scientific data(scatter plots and bar graphs mostly). What is the next step beyond excel? [more inside]
I'm looking for a web tool or software that can take information that I have formatted in a Google doc (or other cloud-based spreadsheet tool) and stick it on a map but also display it within a timeline. Does this exist? [more inside]
Does Twitter or Facebook provide any mapping like this, or is there an app that can, through access to a TW or FB account, create this kind of map? [more inside]
I need a replacement for Google Maps that lets me store custom maps and locations. [more inside]
I want to create an interactive (zoomable map that I can embed in website with roads, etc, but with a list located below (I can create the list in another program) and icons/labels indicating the locations of landmarks. I would have used ESRI but my license expired. This is an example of a map I'd like to create.
I'm trying to create a travel book and website for tourists to NYC. Are there any resources I can use for free or very low cost in regards to the street maps in the printed version, especially those including subway and/or bus stops (nice, but not required).
I'm looking for a tool that will let me have a map interface open (Google Maps, OSM, Bing, I don't mind), click on a location, enter a brief comment, then have that data (lat/long, comment, timestamp) stored for later retrieval - something like a Google Docs spreadsheet would be ideal. [more inside]
Glorious SO and I plan to buy a home in the next 18-30 months. I'd like to line up all the best tools, maps, and data to keep track of homes we've seen, neighborhoods and towns we'd consider, flood maps, commute times, train lines--really anything and everything that could inform this decision. Yes, yes, friends, colleagues and a good agent are great resources--but we want tools at this point! [more inside]
Are there any online mapping tools that given a starting address and a starting time and a maximum time spent commuting will draw a border enclosing the area you could drive to in typical traffic at that time? The idea is if I want to live within 45 minutes of work I would give it my work address, the time I normally leave work to go home at night, and the maximum time I'm willing to spend on my typical commute and it would draw a boarder the encloses the area in which I'd be looking to find a home, knowing any other neighborhood/address would be outside my maximum commute time. [more inside]
GPX Visualization on Google Maps: I have 300+ GPX files of bike rides that I'd like to be able to link to somehow over a Google Maps base layer, visually approximating this. This is related to my previous AskMe about cycling every road in a town; I need to visualize what roads I have/haven't ridden, and link that progress to a blog. Would like it to be as low-weight as possible; the 300 (uncompressed) GPX files amount to 100+mb currently (route+track+waypoints) and is only getting larger -- vanilla GMaps doesn't play nice with that many files. Much more information inside... [more inside]
Is there a mapping service that will give me the estimated drive time for a given route at some specified time in the future, based on historical data? [more inside]
I'm working on a personal project mapping political signage across two small towns in Massachusetts. I'd like to compare my personally gathered data with voter records over at least the last few years. Is there any chance that this data is publicly available? Seeing as the project is quite local, I'd like to get data on the scale of households. [more inside]
So I've just sent a probe to map a new Earth-like planet, and I'd like to establish a latitude-longitude standard for the planet. The poles are pretty easy to spot since the planet is rotating, so I plop down the equator halfway between them and boom, I've got my latitude lines laid out. But now it's time to lay out the longitude lines and I need to find somewhere to put the prime meridian. How do I decide where to put it? [more inside]
Howdy Mefites, I'm currently trying to map my property, for landscape design purposes, and I'm seeking a software solution to creating the map. I'd like something free (or almost free...), something that allows me to input measured distances, something with layers, and something fairly intuitive. Pipe dream? I've tried to use Sketchup, and the ability to input line distance directly is brilliant! However, being a 3D rendering product, Sketchup lacks functionality for 2D landscape mapping and design. I've used Campaign Cartographer for years when creating RPG maps, however, it seems to lack the ability to easily create real world maps, and input measured distances (unless I'm missing something). Is there any software that I can use to accurately and intuitively map (for landscape design purposes) my 5 acre property, with layers, various symbols... and which won't cost hundreds of dollars?
For the past year I've been trying to bike down every street in St Louis. In the beginning this was easy and wide-open and fun. The middle has been less so. Now, sitting at ≈65% completion [map: zoomable | 1.5mb png | GPX] my current approach has become overwhelming and tedious, and is no longer working; I need to get way smarter about this. How would a programmer, a mathematician, or a GIS/transit specialist approach this endgame, and what tools/software would he/she use? [more inside]
I need to make relatively precise measurements, to the nearest half meter, of locations on my field site, which is on the floor of a Mediterranean cove (not more than 10m deep). One possibility is to swim on the surface above my locations and use a GPS to record the points - but so far my older-model GPS's have not been accurate enough for this. I'm leaving in about a week, and just recently I was reminded that technology may have advanced to meet my needs, even since last year! Can anyone update me on the latest and greatest (waterproof) mapping instruments out there?
There's this for literature and this for word meanings. Is there such a site that connects related visual artists? For example, if I were to type in "Egon Schiele" I could expect "Gustav Klimt" and "Oskar Kokoshka" to float around.
My (small) company provides services in people's homes. We'd like to use electronic maps to plan technician routes and better understand where our clients are geographically. What (Mac-compatible) software or web service might help with this? [more inside]
For a personal project, I'd like to be able to track my route as I'm walking using my iPhone and then share that route in some form that can be embedded in a blog post. [more inside]
What is the best online GIS mapping tool that you've found or used for Censuis data visualization? [more inside]
I'd like to link different locations in an online map to PDF's hosted on our website. Is Google Maps the best way? What do I need to learn to be able to do this? [more inside]
I read a quote the other day, and now I can't find it. It was about mapping how different forms of disease spread. It wasn't here, where would I have seen it? [more inside]
Looking for software or a website for this specific function: I have an image, a map from several hundred years ago. I'd like to put pins on it, marking addresses of people. Ideally, I'd be able to label these pins with names, and then be able to search through those later on. [more inside]
Is there any kind of slick map-generation tool available online (preferably for free-ish) that I can use in my presentations? [more inside]
Please give me a thorough, basic summary of open mapping (open source mapping) so I can add pretty, complex maps to websites without making it a full-time job. [more inside]
How can I use some sort of GIS or market analysis software in the project I've been assigned? [more inside]
A researcher at my workplace has asked for help finding examples of his topic, early examples of "GIS (Geographic Information Systems) or GPS (Global Positioning Systems) technologies in film and TV", "examples of early precursors to map related technologies". I found someone else's Ask from earlier this year that hits on some likely ones, but he's on the lookout for older and more diverse instances if you can think of any. More details and examples below the fold! [more inside]
I'm looking for an iOS app that will broadcast my current location to a page with an embedded map, so that I can share the URL with family and friends as I travel across the country. [more inside]
I want to make a map-based interactive data visualization (to be accessed on the Internet) and I have no idea where to start. [more inside]
What films feature scenes with shots of war and situation rooms with characters examining maps? [more inside]
MapFilter: How can I narrow down a list of ~1000 essentially random cities to only those that are within a given radius of another list of ~50 cities? [more inside]
I'm helping someone with their local political campaign and I've been given a voter list with about 2500 records - I'm estimating that it probably has around 1500 unique addresses. I've been asked to map them and produce street by street maps, identifying the address and which side of the street it's on to make it easier to go door to door. Some questions: [more inside]
We have five area managers who look after a number of sites each (about 10) spread throughout the UK. How can I visually represent this on a map that shows the illogical (or logical) spread of their site distribution (from a distance perspective) Sub comment: I'd also like to be able to esimate the distances travelled if they visit each site x days per year and show the most efficient site per manager. Suggestions for this would be great too.
I have a fitbit. I have a dog. I would like to make a map of Canada displaying the distance I have walked with said dog. I am completely incapable of anything technical. Help me out? [more inside]
A windows drive mapping error has ruined my day. Please please please tell me there's some way to recover my data. [more inside]
Need suggestions for online way to play D&D with a mapping tool - [more inside]
I just gave my dad a Garmin etrex legend hcx for his birthday. I have a mac, he uses Ubuntu. Could anyone help me help him get the maps that he needs to make his new tool as useful as possible for him? [more inside]
Alternatives to MapMyRun? [more inside]
GoogleMaps/AndroidFilter: What's the most efficient way to use the Current Location in Google Maps to help build a customized, editable My Map? For the life of me, I can't figure out an easy way to do this; I assume there's an easy way to do this that I'm overlooking. [more inside]
My laptop spontaneously decides to treat every keypress as a character different from what I actually press. How can I fix this? [more inside]
Is there some kind of easy, intuitive, free trip-planner out there that goes beyond just "start here, end there?" [more inside]
How can I make a 'map' or 'tree' of all the pages on a particular website and how they link together? [more inside]
You're a resident of (U.S.) state X; which of your neighboring states would the average resident consider "beneath" your own? (No really, I'm going somewhere with this.) [more inside]
Needs organizational tools to find organizational tools... [more inside]
What tools do I need to utilize to complete the following animated data visualization? [more inside]
What is the name of that website that visually mapped or linked names of people and/or executives from various companies? Seems like I remember it gave the person's name, their current company, and a little "map" of how they were linked to the other companies and people.