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Mapping web tool + Google Docs = BFF

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]
posted by aaanastasia on Aug 25, 2014 - 5 answers

Finding my ideal climate

I'm trying to find all the areas of the US that have my ideal climate, and I'd like to do so by playing with data. Is there an app, site, or method that can help? (Or can you?) [more inside]
posted by daisyace on Aug 11, 2014 - 17 answers

Creating a music map of London for students

How can I use an ordnance survey map plus some pins/string/labels to make a Music map of London for my secondary school classroom without it taking a lot of time and effort? [more inside]
posted by Lotto on Jul 30, 2014 - 6 answers

Looking for a subway map of NYC with neighborhood boundaries

I have been looking for a while for a particular kind of map of New york City for my office wall. Ideally it would show the neighborhood boundaries like this AND the subway lines like this. For various reasons I am not looking for an interactive or computer-based tool. I need a hard copy map (though I would be happy to print my own if there was a digital version I could license). Plenty of subway maps, and a few neighborhood maps, but I haven't been able to find them both on one map.
posted by brbmaroon on May 28, 2014 - 2 answers

What's a Temecula?

Seeking: highly legible, attractive, informative map of southern California cities and counties, for use as an educational cube decoration. [more inside]
posted by samthemander on Feb 3, 2014 - 4 answers

How can I create digital choropleth maps of Ireland?

Does anyone know if gis data for irish townlands, parishes, and/or electoral districts is available? If not, would it be possible to draw a vector map and then somehow connect each region on the map to data on a spreadsheet? I can always color the hundreds of little pieces by hand, but I thought I'd check if there was an easier way, maybe in cartodb or processing. Note: I am not a programmer. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by pantufla on Dec 6, 2013 - 7 answers

Map Tool to Create an Area based on Commute Times

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]
posted by willnot on Dec 4, 2013 - 6 answers

How to display 300+ GPX cycling routes over a Google Maps base layer

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]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj on Dec 2, 2013 - 14 answers

Buying an impressive world map for my wife for christmas - how & where?

Trying to buy a classy map for my wife's christmas present. Are there any places online that are a bit more than simply a "poster print shop"? [more inside]
posted by Cogentesque on Nov 4, 2013 - 21 answers

Big Ol' Map

Does anybody know about a huge relief map of the US? [more inside]
posted by John of Michigan on Aug 15, 2013 - 7 answers

Image Map Help

I needed an image map. I'm no coder, so I went looking for a map and code that I could run, change and run it again to see what changed and if I had to change it back. I built a map that seems to be working, except for an small black square icon in the upper left corner. Before I removed the "img scr" line, there was a red "X" in the box. Now, it's just the box itself. I thought that whenever you saw a box like that, it meant the image couldn't be found. But, my entire image is there. When I preview the page in IE and Firefox, the map works and all of my links are where they're supposed to be, but the box won't go away. What is it? Should it go away or will something happen when I publish the site that will make the image nonfunctional? Will it be there when the site goes live? Here is the code - http://pastebin.com/jcFJ433u
posted by CollectiveMind on Aug 13, 2013 - 2 answers

Newness is no Virtue. Cache of old Google Maps satellite images?

Google Maps / satellite view used to provide a wonderful shot of our historic family homestead. Sadly, the New and Improved Updated 2013 satellite photo is one big glare-y blur. An easy way to find the old shot? [more inside]
posted by falldownpaul on Aug 6, 2013 - 3 answers

Easy way to create a map app?

Is there free or near-free software that I can use to create apps for iOS and Android that will take location data and display the sites on an interactive map? [more inside]
posted by AMyNameIs on Jul 25, 2013 - 4 answers

Post to Twitter from a map?

For a Twitter account I'm thinking of setting up (tweeting interesting things I pick up on a police scanner, basically), I want the ability to quickly tweet from a map interface, with the tweet being geotagged with a chosen location. Does a service like this exist? [more inside]
posted by Jimbob on Jul 22, 2013 - 3 answers

Calculating diameter and hours travel of a fictional ocean bay..

I am working on a distance measure for a sword/magic story's continent map, and I'm curious as to how wide a circular ocean's bay would be if.. [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on Jun 16, 2013 - 8 answers

How to get a map from Google maps to an Android phone?

The situation: I'm running Android 2.3.5 on my phone, using the Google Maps app version 6.14.4. Via the desktop, I've created a map with custom directions from Point A to Point B.

The problem: I can't find a way to get the map with the edited directions to my phone. I can save the map with the directions to a Google account, which normally would mean that I could log into that Google account on my phone and download it that way. However, I don't have the necessary software on my phone that will enable me to log into a Google account. "Account and Sync settings" is missing. I can't seem to edit directions from within the Google Maps app on my phone, either. [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Jun 15, 2013 - 14 answers

GPS for iPhone 5

Going to New York and need a special kind of GPS. [more inside]
posted by 3dd on Jun 11, 2013 - 10 answers

How do I make a very large image with clickable areas in an elegant way?

I have a large graphic (say, 20 screens' worth, vertically scrolling) that is full of text that needs the image to be viewed at full size to read. When putting this on a website, I'd like much of this text on the image to be clickable, i.e. linked. I'd prefer not to use the HTML map tag or Flash, and I'm no coder. Is there a web service that could make this easier? [more inside]
posted by scrm on May 24, 2013 - 8 answers

Does a map exist of USG Locality Pay Areas?

Either Google is playing dumb or I don't know what to search for, but I'm coming up with nothing. Where can I find (or easily populate) a map of the locality pay areas as defined by the U.S. Government? Bonus if they're somehow shaded on a scale reflecting the locality payment (% increase from "base salaries").
posted by psoas on May 22, 2013 - 3 answers

How does one make a Escape Velocity type linked node map?

So there was an old Mac space trading game named Escape Velocity. On its map, each star system was connected to 1 to 8 other star systems. Each of those systems could be connected to another 1 to 8 star systems, on and on to the edge of the map. What is that type of thing generically called (node map, node web, I'm just guessing)? More inside. [more inside]
posted by BeeDo on Apr 10, 2013 - 8 answers

Looking for specific World War II maps.

I'm trying to find some specific government-produced maps of Allied progress in Western Europe in World War 2 that I saw online once. [more inside]
posted by Tin Man on Mar 21, 2013 - 5 answers

Google Maps alternative (using standard KML import) that's ad-free?

I need a non-Google Maps alternative, due to limitations in how Google displays My Maps. Mapchannels.com is very flexible, but it has two issues: its display doesn't seem to work for mobile users, and it displays small ads (and has suspended its former policy of letting a map creator pay to remove ads). Other options? [more inside]
posted by kalapierson on Mar 13, 2013 - 6 answers

Vectoring from Cairo to Kinshasa.

I'd like to produce an offset-print-quality map, modeled after airline flight path maps, which graphically reproduces hundreds of point-to-point connections: in this specific case, between radio transmitters and reception locations. What software is capable of producing some variation on this, perhaps by putting in GPS coordinates? (OS X please.)
posted by mykescipark on Feb 22, 2013 - 4 answers

Frameable topo/geo map of France?

I want to purchase a frameable map of France, done in a similar manner to this one of Oregon. My Google powers are letting me down, even in French. All I'm able to find so far are 3D, molded-plastic relief maps, and then regional, folding topo maps. Any clues welcome.
posted by sandettie light vessel automatic on Feb 18, 2013 - 7 answers

Help me find this site with Colorado map prints

I got lost on the internet and found a small business selling great-looking US map prints for under $30. I think they were CO-based, but I've lost the website! [more inside]
posted by deludingmyself on Jan 26, 2013 - 8 answers

How to create a heatmap without external services?

How can I create heatmaps of geographic data, without relying on an external web service or API? [more inside]
posted by fvox13 on Dec 12, 2012 - 5 answers

The Magical Subway Do-Si-Do

Apologies in advance for a very niche question . . . I commute to and from work on the BDFM trains in New York City. I've noticed that between the Rockefeller Center stop (47-50th St) and the Bryant Park stop (42nd St) going southbound, the express trains (BD) switch sides with the local trains (FM). In other words, looking in the direction the trains travel heading south, at 50th st, the BD trains are on your right and the FM trains are on your left, whereas at 42nd st they are reversed. I've also seen both trains leave the station at the same time heading south and somehow switch sides between the two stations. My question is, how? I could see a switch in between the stations, but again, I've seen both trains leave at the same time and arrive at the same time, so that would seem to rule a switch out. Does one go above the other one? It's such a short distance between the stations I find that hard to believe, but that's the only explanation I've come up with. Am I missing something? Is there a switch and I just missed it? Is there a place online to see maps of the actual subway tracks underground?
posted by slide on Oct 26, 2012 - 10 answers

Need a map!

Is there any kind of slick map-generation tool available online (preferably for free-ish) that I can use in my presentations? [more inside]
posted by shiu mai baby on Sep 19, 2012 - 6 answers

How do I create a product roadmap editable by multiple parties?

How to create a new product development roadmap style document that allows people to corporate? [more inside]
posted by djfreex on Sep 4, 2012 - 2 answers

A road of absurdity between x and y

Do you know of a (US) website that will allow me to enter start/stop locations or google driving directions and will then give me a list of things to see along the way (the kitchier the better?) [more inside]
posted by atomicstone on Jul 24, 2012 - 3 answers

IT'S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE! TAKE THIS.

Help me mount and hang my Zelda overworld map. [more inside]
posted by kumazemi on Jul 21, 2012 - 4 answers

is there a map app like google maps that will work on an offline iphone? a mac os x app will do, too.

is there a map app like google maps that will work on an offline iphone? a mac os x app will do, too. [more inside]
posted by krautland on Jun 10, 2012 - 10 answers

Personalised travel map

I need a personalised travel app, or maybe it's just a personalised map app? [more inside]
posted by Iteki on Apr 16, 2012 - 3 answers

Locations needed for accurate map of colonial breweries

I want to make this map of American "colonial" breweries more historically accurate, so I need a list of American locations that brewed beer prior to 1776. [more inside]
posted by cmchap on Apr 9, 2012 - 6 answers

It... it all fits together

Is there a name for those conspiracy maps that are so often shown in movies and TV shows? You know, the ones on cork board, with photos and index cards connected with strings.
posted by Uppity Pigeon #2 on Apr 6, 2012 - 6 answers

Maps for a political race?

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]
posted by exhilaration on Jan 27, 2012 - 7 answers

Area manager territories and regions

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.
posted by trashcan on Jan 23, 2012 - 3 answers

What are the iconic maps/cartography to come from the RPG/fantasy/MMO genre?

RPG/Fantasy/MMO maps and cartography: There's quite a bit out there, but who is making/has made the best, most beautiful, or most significant fantasy maps? And which maps are iconic within the genre? [more qualifications inside] [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj on Jan 19, 2012 - 17 answers

Tracking my dog walks across the country.

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]
posted by kanata on Jan 14, 2012 - 5 answers

Map-making software that allows picking individual geographical features?

Is there any software (online or Mac) that will help me to make clean, simple custom maps for a classroom? Ideally, I'd start with a simple, blank outline map, then be able to add features one at a time. (For example, perhaps I'd select "Ohio River" from a dropdown menu, and then it would appear on the map.) [more inside]
posted by SpiralT on Nov 20, 2011 - 10 answers

Giant Dymaxion Map

I can't find a high resolution dymaxion projection map. Assuming none exists, I'd like to make my own. How? [more inside]
posted by phrontist on Nov 14, 2011 - 15 answers

Wall poster maps with unusual projections

Where can I buy poster-style world maps with unusual projections? Or, is there somewhere I can get very high resolution printable images suitable for creating posters from? [more inside]
posted by dickasso on Nov 14, 2011 - 3 answers

Please help me print a large copy of my race route!

Hi all, I am helping to organize a charity walk/run in Quebec and we are looking for a solution to print a large quality version of the route to have around at the race site. Do you know of any way to do this? Screenshots of a googlemap printed on legal paper are still less readable than I would like. Thanks for your help! [more inside]
posted by anewnormal on Oct 17, 2011 - 7 answers

Map of Los Angeles area

Is there a map available online of the boundaries of the cities around Los Angeles? For example, the map would show the streets where places like Culver City, Bell, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, etc. begin and end. Bonus points if the map shows neighborhoods within LA proper. Double bonus points if it includes light rail and commuter rail. [more inside]
posted by Pruitt-Igoe on Oct 10, 2011 - 9 answers

other geographies

What do these specially marked regions drawn over a US map signify?
posted by Jason and Laszlo on Oct 8, 2011 - 16 answers

Looking for a scale subway map

Can you direct me toward a scale map of the New York City transit system? [more inside]
posted by RajahKing on Oct 4, 2011 - 10 answers

What is this weird circle in Burkina Faso?

What is this feature on the Google Map of Burkina Faso? There's more than one. [more inside]
posted by quadrilaterals on Sep 27, 2011 - 7 answers

Speed limit: 1 minute per hour

Where can I find a map that shows driving distance instead of just physical distance? [more inside]
posted by brenton on Sep 7, 2011 - 19 answers

Map of big Silicon Valley companies?

How can I find a map of large high-tech Silicon Valley companies? [more inside]
posted by harwons on Aug 27, 2011 - 6 answers

If it's really "location, location, location," show me some locations.

Since Google Maps ended its real estate search function in February 2011, have any of you found a good replacement? I can't find anything like it. [more inside]
posted by resurrexit on Aug 18, 2011 - 13 answers

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