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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
I need a little inspiration for a project: I'm looking for unorthodox, interesting and engaging global political maps. All types of projections welcome, just looking for interesting ways of representing country boundaries in the context of a global map.
posted by undercoverhuwaaah
on Jul 24, 2012 -
I'd like to query geographical and population-based data. "$city <> 200,000" and so on and so forth.
What is this called and where can I find data like this? Willing to spend some money if necessary.> [more inside]
posted by unixrat
on Jan 19, 2011 -
I am pursuing a career in GIS and I need to refresh my skills and learn new ones. Which tutorials, classes, websites, industry magazines, conferences, etc. would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by desjardins
on Mar 4, 2010 -
Can I use Google Maps in conjunction with a Google Spreadsheet form to collect point data (X/Y) and answers about those points? [more inside]
posted by mmahaffie
on Jan 24, 2010 -
Is there a website that would show the world sorted by elevation?
I recently enjoyed reading Plague Year
, a post-apocalyptic thriller. The main conceit of this science-fiction novel is that a nanotechnology plague that kills any warm blooded animal (including humans), but the disease self-destructs at altitudes above 10,000 feet. How much territory would this be across the whole planet? [more inside]
posted by seasparrow
on Oct 30, 2009 -
Satellite photos: what interesting features can be seen or measured in them (or other aerial photos), and where can I get a supply of images? [more inside]
posted by k.
on Sep 30, 2009 -
Anybody know of a way to get a map that shows neighborhoods instead of just street names? If it helps, I'm looking for the 30062 area code...
posted by richmondparker
on Aug 10, 2009 -
I am in need of a program that will allow me to display demographic information by county on a state map. Recommendations? [more inside]
posted by WidgetAlley
on Jun 7, 2009 -
I'm looking for suggested book(s) for backgrounding myself in map theory. Think somewhere between a history of maps and a technical textbook.
I've been looking at maps for 30+ years as a non-geographer, and will be taking some GIS and mapping courses this autumn. So, plenty of text-and-classroom exposure there. What kind of semi-technical background reading would be useful over the summer?
posted by slab_lizard
on Jun 6, 2009 -
Please pass on your favourite online mapping websites, with an emphasis on interactive applications. [more inside]
posted by micklaw
on Apr 24, 2009 -
I'm looking for a Dashboard widget for Mac OS X that will help me get better at geography. [more inside]
posted by nosila
on Feb 4, 2009 -
Help me re-find a cartogram-like picture of the 100 largest cities by population. [more inside]
posted by brownbat
on Sep 28, 2008 -
What is this? 60°24'37.66"N 130°48'59.78"W. View it in satellite on Google Maps or Earth. [more inside]
posted by converge
on Aug 18, 2008 -
What kind of career can I pursue that involves maps, apart from the obvious (cartography, GIS, geography teacher)? [more inside]
posted by desjardins
on Aug 7, 2008 -
One of those "Suicide Girls" has decorated her wall with the antique map of an island. Ignore the tattoos for a moment: which island is shown here? NSFW Link
. [more inside]
posted by The Toad
on Apr 29, 2008 -
What's the easiest way of generating a map similar to this
? I have several state-level data series I want to display on maps of India. [more inside]
posted by matthewr
on Mar 23, 2008 -
I want to build a website centered around maps, mapping, geography, GIS, etc., but I need help narrowing down my focus. [more inside]
posted by desjardins
on Dec 13, 2007 -
What are the best essays, books, or scholarly articles regarding the social role of maps? Both pre- and post- web 2.0, google earth mash ups, and the like. I'm familiar with the Situationalist critique, but wonder where else to begin reading. [more inside]
posted by pinto
on Nov 25, 2007 -
I'm looking for some fairly high-quality geographical maps of the whole planet (preferably contained in a single map, instead of being spread over several), but without any details on it whatsoever to do with places or names, not even names of mountains or rivers
- no country/state borders drawn in either - the only detail should be things like the geography (high/low land, desert, mountains, forest, etc)
Thanks in advance!
posted by heylight
on Oct 27, 2007 -
What is the geographical center of Polk County, Florida? [more inside]
posted by ?!
on Jun 16, 2007 -
I'm looking for a tool (preferably free) that will provide population data for the area within a defined radius of a point on a map. [more inside]
posted by brain_drain
on May 21, 2007 -
Is there a geographically accurate map of the DC metro system? Like this
London tube map?
posted by phrontist
on Dec 28, 2006 -
Is there a website that lets you show GIS data (i.e. standard geographical data from various sources) on Google Maps? [more inside]
posted by blacklite
on Dec 9, 2006 -
1. Are there maps anywhere that show the geographical distribution of ethnicities and religions accross different regions?
2. Or, does a program exist where I could plug in preference for different feilds (example: religion, climate, geography) and it would spit out the closest region to such specifications? [more inside]
posted by scazza
on Mar 15, 2005 -
Why is it still taught that the Earth has seven continents, when it's obvious it has only six, or to be more precise, why are Europe and Asia considered two distinct land masses when it's obvious they are one
posted by Scoo
on Jan 19, 2005 -