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).
posted by NYC-BB
on Feb 27, 2014 -
I need a printed map and a web or mobile app - is there any existing tools/concepts which involve killing two birds with one stone? [more inside]
posted by rutabega
on Feb 10, 2014 -
I'd like to order a custom-made jigsaw puzzle made from a map of my neighborhood, with specific addresses marked. How to do this so that it comes out clear and awesome and not faint and blurry? [more inside]
posted by Ollie
on Feb 5, 2014 -
I'm looking for geography books for my 9 year old son. He's into looking at maps, especially historical maps of countries that no longer exist or ancient civilizations (although that's not a requirement). History and cultural information is good too. [more inside]
posted by ShooBoo
on Jan 14, 2014 -
I am interested in balloon mapping
an area of London. I want to host the resulting map online but I also want to contextualise it by placing it on top of for instance, a Google satellite map like this
. I also want to be able to annotate it with text and photographs taken from the ground. Are there any programmes or online editors that will let me do this?
posted by FuckingAwesome
on Dec 3, 2013 -
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]
posted by alms
on Nov 20, 2013 -
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 -
How would I go about programming a map which would fill-in an area with color when a question was answered correctly? [more inside]
posted by Diablevert
on Oct 19, 2013 -
I have an iPhone 4 running iOs 7 and I decided to sign in to the Google Maps app to see what the benefits were. I changed my mind and signed out, but the app seems to have retained my login info (and will login without entering a password). Is there any way to remove my info completely?
posted by cozenedindigo
on Oct 16, 2013 -
How would you go about getting an accurate count of the number of flat 3,000+ square meter rooftops in a city? [more inside]
posted by 256
on Oct 15, 2013 -
I'm looking for a map for a small city for my Traveller (science fiction) roleplaying game I'm GMing in a few hours. Doesn't have to be particularly detailed, but my Googling has turned up nothing useful. The city is on a planet without breathable air, has about 800,000 people and is a mining colony.
Does anyone have something that might fit the bill?
posted by Sebmojo
on Sep 21, 2013 -
New England dirt is brown. In the south, it's red, and in other places it is almost black, or more like tan. Is there map that shows dirt colors throughout the US? Or even just an article or two about regional dirt colors? Please point me in the right direction, dear Mefites! [more inside]
posted by Grandysaur
on Sep 15, 2013 -
I'm looking to get a one-off print of a digital image printed in London. It's going to be mounted and framed as a birthday gift - a Google search turns up lots of options but I'm looking for somewhere highly recommended and with a great reputation. [more inside]
posted by lumiere
on Sep 10, 2013 -
So I am making a map of the United States after climate and disaster induced apocalypse, what are the critical elements of such a map? What is crucial to illustrate for the post-apocalyptic viewer? [more inside]
posted by occidental
on Aug 30, 2013 -
I need to find online directories that will let me do reverse lookup of businesses by address, and only by address, for various cities in the US, Europe and Asia. Essentially I want international versions of local.ch
, the online Swiss phone book. [more inside]
posted by daisyk
on Jul 19, 2013 -
I'm about to submit my first academic journal article for review. The article contains several images / figures and I need to obtain permission to reproduce these before the article goes to print. [more inside]
posted by rinsemedown
on Jul 11, 2013 -
I need to drive from Prospect Heights to JFK around 5 AM on a weekday. I'm not a very confident highway driver anyway, and Google Maps suggests that the most logical route is to take Atlantic Ave all the way east to South Conduit, then straight down to the airport. I've done a variation on this route before and it makes sense and I feel comfortable with it. Except... [more inside]
posted by telegraph
on Jul 6, 2013 -
You are driving through the PNW. Suddenly, you become [tired/inspired by the scenery]. You wish to find a place to camp in your vicinity.
>LOOK MAGIC CAMPING MAP [more inside]
posted by Acari
on Jun 28, 2013 -
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]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj
on Jun 13, 2013 -
The question came up about our use of the Google Map API. We have Google maps which we populate with XML data. Can Google harvest that data when a user views it? For example: a map is showing employees, their locations and their salaries (fictitious example).
posted by rmmcclay
on May 27, 2013 -
I love the iPad maps app, but it's light on detail. Is there a way to toggle things on like town boundaries and other political/cultural data? Or is there another app that does that?
posted by Camofrog
on May 21, 2013 -
There are a bunch of trips I'd like to take. I read about these places for years. I want to be able to save the addresses of places I'm interested in, as I read about them. I want to, eventually, be able to create a customized map of my destination; and ideally have this map integrate with an iphone app that will display the map and help me navigate among my destinations. Is this a thing? [more inside]
posted by fingersandtoes
on Apr 30, 2013 -
I am trying to scrape online locators that use google maps. I only know HTML and CSS, so, I am looking for programs or fairly simple workarounds. [more inside]
posted by Halogenhat
on Apr 26, 2013 -
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]
posted by Clandestine Outlawry
on Apr 16, 2013 -
I am interested in building a website that will track public appearances for multiple celebs (think stars of a reality show) and I'm not sure what frameworks I could use. [more inside]
posted by zug
on Mar 28, 2013 -
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 -
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]
posted by enn
on Mar 17, 2013 -
My 16 year old son has just re-done his room. With a lttle help from Mum of course - I said he was 16. Anyway.
Dust of ages - gone.
Childish things - gone.
Cuddly toys, bats, monkeys etc relegated to the cellar.
Even the torn Sex Pistols poster has come down.
The naked walls round his multiscreen rig cry out for decoratian of some kind.
He thinks a Waterman Butterfly projection map of the world would be the coolest thing ever - for some reason. He would frame it himself.
Where on earth would we find such a thing? Googled the map place in Seattle - but they no longer have them.
We live in Sweden. For our sins.
posted by jan murray
on Mar 2, 2013 -
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 -
What is the street in Michigan with the longest name? Or, how would you find this out?
Assume I'm too cheap to spend any money on a commercial map database or the like.
posted by kc8nod
on Feb 15, 2013 -
Ahhh. My wife was trouncing around Google Street View in Brooklyn and noticed this totally weird building that has 'Google' inscribed over the doorway in a very post-production sort of way. What is it?
posted by zackola
on Feb 1, 2013 -
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 -
I need to publish a map for a website that shows the user's location and a pre-defined destination. [more inside]
posted by signal
on Jan 22, 2013 -
I've got Home Designer Architectural 2014 and a desire to buil a house on a steep hillside. I need topographic data for this. [more inside]
posted by cmoj
on Jan 18, 2013 -
Online Maps for Running/Biking routes? Please share with me the best websites for creating running routes using an online map. Also looking for websites that lay out the mileage markers on some of the paths around DC area. [more inside]
posted by BlueMartini7
on Jan 4, 2013 -
Some online mapping services (Apple, Bing, etc.) refer to an area of Northwest Portland as "The Bucket", but as far as I know, The Bucket doesn't exist. Is this an example of a copyright trap
? [more inside]
posted by sportbucket
on Nov 21, 2012 -
THE PROBLEM: Let's say you have a large store spread across several floors of a building, with many many aisles and sections. There are information kiosks located at various rooms in the store, oriented different directions. Each information kiosk has a map of the store on it, with the aisles and sections numbered and labeled, and the map rearranged and the text rotated to the viewpoint of the customer standing at the information desk. What is the most efficient way to create and update that map as sections change? [more inside]
posted by redsparkler
on Nov 9, 2012 -
MTA Bus Maps: Looking for cached images or scans of hard copy NYC MTA bus maps. MTA website is not loading maps on it's temporary website. Would prefer recent 2012 maps. Have found some on mappery.com am unsure of accuracy.
posted by edbles
on Oct 30, 2012 -
I'd like to know more about a type of photographic route guide used in the early 20th century, definitely in the US if not elsewhere. They're a series of photographs of junctions with an arrow drawn over them. Librarians, map lovers, can you help me? [more inside]
posted by carbide
on Oct 30, 2012 -
Help me prepare for "Geo for Good Down Under" at Google HQ Australia. Details on my spatial tech knowledge inside. [more inside]
posted by micklaw
on Oct 23, 2012 -
Is there any software that will dynamically re-project a map as you click-and-drag it? [more inside]
posted by Sleeper
on Sep 26, 2012 -
I did something stupid today and 'updated' my iPhone 4 to iOS 6.0. The new Maps app doesn't include public transportation options (as Google Maps did previously) which I use extensively here in San Francisco. What are my options? Will anything be as seamless as the Google Maps app was?
posted by 2bucksplus
on Sep 19, 2012 -
I have an iPhone 4S with iOS 5. If I download iOS 6 tomorrow, will Google maps be replaced
with Apple maps? Meaning, will the upgrade REMOVE Google maps from my phone? If so, will I be able to download a Google maps app? I already have other 3rd party map apps; I want the one that's actually from Google. [more inside]
posted by desjardins
on Sep 18, 2012 -
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]
posted by kristi
on Aug 21, 2012 -