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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

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

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

Endgame tools for a cyclist trying to bike down every street in a city?

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 - 10 answers

Simple, intuitive map software/service for a business

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 - 2 answers

What is the street in Michigan with the longest name?

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 - 5 answers

Dense topographic data for a lot.

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 - 12 answers

What's the most interesting political map you've come across?

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 - 6 answers

I want to query a map like a database!

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 - 8 answers

Get me back on track with my GIS career

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 - 4 answers

Map-Enabled Survey Data Collection?

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 - 3 answers

Website to sort and display different mountain heights?

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 - 7 answers

What can you see in satellite photos?

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 - 12 answers

A Wonderful Day in the Neighborhood...

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 - 11 answers

Dammit, Mercator!

Help me find a series of maps with various countries superimposed on the continental US. [more inside]
posted by HumuloneRanger on Jun 28, 2009 - 10 answers

I can haz demographic displays, plz?

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 - 8 answers

Any interesting map theory books?

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 - 6 answers

Where in the world is.........

Please pass on your favourite online mapping websites, with an emphasis on interactive applications. [more inside]
posted by micklaw on Apr 24, 2009 - 4 answers

If I only had a widget...

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 - 1 answer

Help me find a pseudo-cartogram of the world's largest cities.

Help me re-find a cartogram-like picture of the 100 largest cities by population. [more inside]
posted by brownbat on Sep 28, 2008 - 6 answers

If I must have a title, make it some pithy comment about the Yukon's Menstruation, I suppose.

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 - 15 answers

Mapgeek looking for a career

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 - 30 answers

Guess the island.

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 - 3 answers

Generating shaded maps of India with state-level data series.

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 - 6 answers

What about London should I map?

What about London should I map? [more inside]
posted by viewofdelft on Feb 21, 2008 - 21 answers

Help me find a direction for my website.

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 - 8 answers

you got map'd

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 - 5 answers

Need geographical maps of earth

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 - 6 answers

What is the geographical center of Polk County, Florida?

What is the geographical center of Polk County, Florida? [more inside]
posted by ?! on Jun 16, 2007 - 7 answers

How do I find the population within a defined radius of a certain point?

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 - 11 answers

"The Map of a Single province covered the space of an entire City."

I'm looking for maps "the same scale as the Empire." [more inside]
posted by viewofdelft on May 15, 2007 - 16 answers

Help me find a gift for a map-obsessed friend

Gift-Filter: Friend who likes maps + Access to a map library = ??? [more inside]
posted by wannabehippie on Mar 8, 2007 - 10 answers

Man, the beltway sure is a pretty octagon!

Is there a geographically accurate map of the DC metro system? Like this London tube map?
posted by phrontist on Dec 28, 2006 - 11 answers

Is there a GIS + Google Maps website?

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 - 6 answers

Ethnic maps?

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 - 4 answers

Why are Europe and Asia considered two distinct land masses when it's obvious they are one?

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 - 37 answers

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