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Creating a map from an image?

Is there a service/some software that will let me (up)load an image of a map and then convert that image into an actual map, with lat/long coordinates? I have an image of a hand drawn map (drawn to scale). I know the latitude/longitude points for some points on the map. I want to find out accurate coordinates for some other points on the map. Ideally, I'd be able to click a point on the output and be given the coordinates.
posted by Solomon on May 3, 2015 - 4 answers

Which software should I use to create an interactive map?

I've been working on an urban renewal history project with some high school students. I've got a bunch of content (Photos, video, documents, etc.) that I'd like to link to a map. [more inside]
posted by PHINC on Apr 23, 2015 - 3 answers

Why is Severnaya Zemlya censored on Google Maps?

Severnaya Zemlya, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia is censored on Google Maps. Anybody know why? Here it is: link
posted by tellUwut on Apr 21, 2015 - 5 answers

Mapping for road trips for groups

Husband, son and I will all be embarking on an adventure soon across the US. Our dogs will be joining us in their own grand quest to mark everything we see. Assume for this we have no deadline, no end date, no....scary pressure hanging over our head. We have some general ideas of what we want to see, but we need a way to start marking up route possibilities, and sharing them with each other (well, the dogs don't care much - if there are national monuments of dog parks, they have no idea about them). The problem is finding the right tool/app to do this. [more inside]
posted by routergirl on Mar 30, 2015 - 15 answers

How are new streets added to the map?

Let's say, for the sake of argument, that I've had a midlife crisis and decided to dedicate my life to creating uninspired exurban developments . . . [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Mar 20, 2015 - 6 answers

Who Made Those Great Little Freebie Maps (Chicago, Brooklyn, etc)

In 2010, coffeeshops and bookstores (etc.) gave away (for free) cool folded local maps on good, thick paper filled with tips for alterno/artisanal lesser-known shops/restaurants/cafes/bars. The drawing, production, and recommendations were all surprisingly good. There were editions for Chicago, Brooklyn, and, likely, elsewhere. I'm trying to figure out who made them, and whether they're still available. Help?
posted by Quisp Lover on Feb 21, 2015 - 4 answers

Travel maps that work with google maps?

I am traveling to Tokyo . Wondering if there is any app or easy way to create maps of fun places to go and see and then create nice walking routes. While google can of course show you a walking route, chances are one street over is a mch more interesting historical road or the like it I make myself clear.
posted by dougiedd on Feb 13, 2015 - 1 answer

Mapping country data

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]
posted by aaanastasia on Feb 5, 2015 - 7 answers

Real-time tracking on a pre-drawn Google Maps route?

I lead public walks in Los Angeles. I use Google Maps to plan my routes and social media to allow folks to join us as we walk. Right now, I automatically tweet our location every fifteen minutes. The tweeted links open to a google maps page, which users then must compare to my planned route page. I would like to be able to have our location show up in real time on the map that's already populated with our planned route... [more inside]
posted by soulbarn on Jan 12, 2015 - 5 answers

What are the best D&D or Pathfinder iPad apps?

Apps for maps, apps for character sheets...any app that would make it easier for me to DM for my sons. [more inside]
posted by digitalprimate on Jan 9, 2015 - 3 answers

Cross-country Road Trip in January

I'm moving from NYC to Seattle this weekend. My brother will join me and we'll be driving a big SUV. Leaving Friday night and hoping to arrive Monday afternoon. I need mapping advice. [more inside]
posted by soonertbone on Jan 6, 2015 - 21 answers

Question about markings on an old map.

Hello! I'm researching an old mill site. The plat map has some markings on it that I don't understand. [more inside]
posted by disclaimer on Dec 30, 2014 - 2 answers

Online mapmaking for delivery logistics

I want to make an online, easily-updated map with placemarks one can click on for more information. The challenge: many of my placemarks overlap (i.e., reference different individuals at one address). [more inside]
posted by teremala on Nov 30, 2014 - 2 answers

Best place to purchase antique maps of Massachusetts?

I'd like to purchase an antique map (or a good reproduction) as a Christmas present, and I'm having trouble figuring out where to shop. [more inside]
posted by rainbowbrite on Nov 21, 2014 - 13 answers

How did I skip across the entire US in an hour?

I rarely check Google Location but it's always fascinating when I do. I just did a bit of travelling around Florida and am perplexed by the readings. Suddenly I appear to leap from the Florida Keys to California and back again in the space of a couple of hours. Obviously I didn't do this. My phone wasn't on the whole time - it died around when I got 'back' to the Everglades. I've put up a screengrab of this time-bending excursion - any insights as to how this happened are most welcome.
posted by srednivashtar on Nov 16, 2014 - 6 answers

Little Bit of This, Little Bit of That (Google Maps Edition)

Can I search for two separate stores (or whatever) on (New) Google Maps to find not only which location of each is closest to me, but also where the two stores are closest to each other? [more inside]
posted by papayaninja on Nov 15, 2014 - 1 answer

ArcGIS for Dummies

I work for a local, city-wide nonprofit and would like to create a map that displays our client density by zip code. I have never made a map and have only enough knowledge of ArcGIS to know that I don't know what the hell I'm doing. Please point me to resources on how to accomplish this, or alternately, tell me that I'm simply out of my element. [more inside]
posted by a.steele on Oct 13, 2014 - 11 answers

Google Maps android app doesn't know my exact position

I have no problems with Google Maps as a navigation aid. It always finds my exact location and turn by turn directions works perfect. But when I first start the app (so I'm in map mode, not navigation mode), I get a large pale blue circle around my location. [more inside]
posted by ga4ry on Sep 28, 2014 - 10 answers

Can I "walk through" a route in Google Street View?

Am I using Google Street View wrong? I have two destinations in Google Maps and the resulting route was calculated. What I would like to do is "walk through" the path in the full screen street view. Is this possible? Because it's not working the way I would expect and ironically my Google-Fu is not really helping me. [more inside]
posted by jeremias on Sep 20, 2014 - 7 answers

How do I make a custom offline map?

I will be going to a convention in about a month and a half. Last year (at the same convention) I had trouble getting my hands on a map and figured it would be handy to have all the information on my phone which I'll be having with me anyway. I need help figuring out if I can do this. [more inside]
posted by bjrn on Aug 31, 2014 - 3 answers

Well I'll go, I'll go - Pushin' in the pin

Super Basic Google Maps Question: I'd like to create a map using google maps, add pins of about 20 locations, and save and share the map. I know this must be possible, but I'm just missing it somehow. How do I create multiple pins on one map? How do I save and share the maps? Thanks!
posted by seesom on Jul 18, 2014 - 6 answers

Political Boundry Colored Map Maker?

I need a program that makes these kinds of maps for the mac. Don't even know what to search for.
posted by dgaicun on Jun 16, 2014 - 14 answers

You can't get there from here. No, really, you can't.

How can I tell Google Maps and GPS navigation systems that there has been a gate across part of my road since the mid-90s? [more inside]
posted by Lou Stuells on Jun 10, 2014 - 7 answers

Is there an easy way to overlay photos in state-shapes on a US map?

I saw a pinterest item recently: the person took a large US map and cut photos from each state into the shape of the state, then overlayed the photo on the map of the state. The result was a US map with a photo standing in for each state. This was done by cutting photos by hand. Is there an easy way of doing it on the computer?
posted by jefficator on Jun 4, 2014 - 5 answers

How to make Maps cache ALL available zoom levels on Android?

I'm running Kitkat and Google Maps 7.7. Using the cache feature, I can save a certain area of a map. However, not all of the zoom levels are saved - if I zoom out far enough to encompass the area I want, the more granular zoomed in levels don't get saved properly. I've found this, but it seems that the functionality is no longer available in current versions (and I'd like to avoid sketchy options if possible). At the moment, I'm manually zooming in and caching lots of sections of the map to ensure that all levels are saved, but it's fiddly to do and there's no easy way to ensure that I've covered every section.
posted by Solomon on May 5, 2014 - 7 answers

Suggestions for replacement for Google Maps "My Maps"?

I need a replacement for Google Maps that lets me store custom maps and locations. [more inside]
posted by inbetweener on May 4, 2014 - 5 answers

Google My Maps on iPhone

Can anyone update the answers to this question about viewing the Google maps I've created (My Maps, My Places, or whatever it's called now) on an iPhone? [more inside]
posted by Joleta on Apr 18, 2014 - 5 answers

Where in the world is my clubhouse?

I need to know the name of the street that this building (the big one in the center of the map, with the pool) is on. The number on the door is 1659, but there is no street sign, and neither google nor mapquest show the street name. (Actually, Mapquest doesn't even show the street). "What's here" in google maps gives 201-203 Mohegan Dr, which is close but not correct. Any ideas?
posted by ubiquity on Apr 1, 2014 - 7 answers

Where do I buy topo maps in SLC or Moab on a weekend?

Is there a store in Salt Lake City that sells Utahn USGS 7.5 minute topo maps that's open on Saturday? Or, alternatively, a place in Moab that's open on Sunday? For instance, does REI sell topo maps? We're visiting Utah from Vancouver Canada and we don't have enough time to have maps shipped from the USGS, but unfortunately the way things are timed we're going to be passing through SLC and Moab on the weekend. We'll need the maps by Monday morning, otherwise we'd hang around. Any help would be appreciated.
posted by Dr. Send on Mar 30, 2014 - 11 answers

Best Online Printable Big Maps of Central Paris

Where can i find the best free printable maps of Central Paris? Something big I can print out multi-page. (I can find plenty of tiny print maps which aren't for me). I'm thinking it would fit on 25 sheets of 8 x 11. I'd fold it and carry it with me. A good map that shows the relative widths of streets. Labels the main sights, shows tube stations. Google Maps doesn't fill the bill. If you have a really really good memory, I asked this question about London last year :) and I found Hotelmaps.com. Perfect! I had a blast using the large map. Planning my trip, I spread it out on my kitchen table and plotted my motley movements. When I got there, i folded it to the right page to bail myself out when i bumbled my bearings. And afterwards I had a keepsake with angsty autographs of the people I met. So is there a website that has these kind of maps for Paris?
posted by storybored on Mar 29, 2014 - 4 answers

History of penalties for distributing maps?

I've heard stories from time to time about stiff penalties for distributing maps of cities, because in times of war, the enemy could use them as intelligence. Obviously, not contemporary stories, now that most everything is mapped a million different ways. I've heard it was true for Japan in WW2, but don't know. [more inside]
posted by cloudscratcher on Mar 26, 2014 - 5 answers

How to display geographic data in an easy way?

Hi all, I have a side project in which I want to see the places I frequent on a yearly basis. I have gotten my hands on a beautiful data sheet that logs all my movements in the past year travel wise, and now I want to display that data on a map. [more inside]
posted by pando11 on Mar 12, 2014 - 9 answers

Where can I find free NYC street maps for a for-profit travel book?

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 - 2 answers

I need a printed map and a web or mobile app - two birds, one stone?

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 - 4 answers

Custom-made jigsaw puzzles NOT from a photo?

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 - 7 answers

Geography Books for a 9 Year Old

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 - 12 answers

Need a map editor that will let me overlay aerial photographs and more?

Hi there, 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? Thanks.
posted by FuckingAwesome on Dec 3, 2013 - 3 answers

Seeking estimated drive times... at some point in the future

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 - 7 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

Best programming language to make a fill-in map?

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 - 7 answers

Removing login info from Google Maps on iPhone?

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 - 3 answers

One large flat rooftop, ah ah ah...

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 - 8 answers

Sealed small city map for Traveller pnp rpg

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 - 10 answers

Is there a map of dirt?

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 - 9 answers

High quality printer/print shop in London

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 - 3 answers

I am making a post-apocalypse map for my friend. Critical elements?

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 - 26 answers

The whole world...on my wall.

I would like a large, wall-sized print of the 1931 John B. Sparks histomap, originally printed by Rand McNally. It appears to be out of print - any ideas? [more inside]
posted by Dr. Fetish on Aug 14, 2013 - 6 answers

Seeking reverse-lookup by address for US and international businesses

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 - 3 answers

Permission for reproducing examples of GoogleMaps use in journal article

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 - 9 answers

Google Latitude location history alternatives?

With Google retiring Latitude in a month's time, what alternatives are there? [more inside]
posted by Talkie Toaster on Jul 10, 2013 - 10 answers

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