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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 - 4 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

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

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 best way to track and share walking routes on an iPhone?

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 - 8 answers

Opening the World of Open Mapping?

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 - 12 answers

Early examples of GPS-type things in movies/TV?

A researcher at my workplace has asked for help finding examples of his topic, early examples of "GIS (Geographic Information Systems) or GPS (Global Positioning Systems) technologies in film and TV", "examples of early precursors to map related technologies". I found someone else's Ask from earlier this year that hits on some likely ones, but he's on the lookout for older and more diverse instances if you can think of any. More details and examples below the fold! [more inside]
posted by theatro on Jul 23, 2012 - 9 answers

Looking for iOS app to broadcast my location

I'm looking for an iOS app that will broadcast my current location to a page with an embedded map, so that I can share the URL with family and friends as I travel across the country. [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Jun 30, 2012 - 11 answers

Help Me Make An Interactive Data Visualization

I want to make a map-based interactive data visualization (to be accessed on the Internet) and I have no idea where to start. [more inside]
posted by Defenestrator on Jun 14, 2012 - 12 answers

Mapping Trouble

MapFilter: How can I narrow down a list of ~1000 essentially random cities to only those that are within a given radius of another list of ~50 cities? [more inside]
posted by aheckler 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

My Pretty Places

GoogleMaps/AndroidFilter: What's the most efficient way to use the Current Location in Google Maps to help build a customized, editable My Map? For the life of me, I can't figure out an easy way to do this; I assume there's an easy way to do this that I'm overlooking. [more inside]
posted by NolanRyanHatesMatches on Aug 1, 2011 - 3 answers

Gimme Maps for our Urban Fantasy RPG

I need maps for a modern urban fantasy (pen and paper) RPG... [more inside]
posted by Irontom on Mar 15, 2011 - 8 answers

How do I get started making a custom map for a website?

I want to make a website with a map on it. I have no idea what I'm doing. Where should I start? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Jan 24, 2011 - 5 answers

Finding closest address pairs from a list

I have a list of several hundred complete U.S. street addresses. For each record, I need to identify another record with the nearest address (in road distance), and its distance from the subject record’s address. Is there a free, easy way to accomplish this? [more inside]
posted by Snerd on Apr 17, 2010 - 15 answers

When I said "bird's eye view", that's not quite what I meant....

How can I easily combine small digital maps (and potentially other isomorphic 2D images) into one large composite? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Mar 15, 2010 - 8 answers

Creating a Map Based on Distances Between Cities

Mapping question: I have a list of (imaginary) cities. I also know each city's as-the-crow-flies distance from every other city on the list. Based on this data alone, I would like to create a (hypothetical) map that shows all of these cities in their proper locations. I recognize that that the map's "rotation" would be arbitrary based on where & how you start plotting, but it seems that you should be able to plot out the relationships between cities properly. Is there software that can help me do this? [more inside]
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Oct 29, 2009 - 24 answers

Mapping geoareas

What's the best (quickest, most functional, most maintainable) way to put a collection of geoareas into an interactive map without the assistance of a programmer? [more inside]
posted by grrarrgh00 on Dec 22, 2008 - 6 answers

Best Mac GPS mapping software and hardware?

What's the best GPS mapping system for making trail maps (software/hardware)? I'm an Apple person. [more inside]
posted by wavejumper on Nov 7, 2008 - 5 answers

Is there a free (cheap) KML editor for the Mac?

Is there a free (cheap) KML editor, like NorthGates' KML Editor or KaMeLwriter, for the Mac? [more inside]
posted by brokekid on Oct 28, 2008 - 1 answer

I have a GIS question.

Basically, I want to build mapping system, similar to google maps, using something like Map server & open layers. Take in my own image, such as a building map, define roads or “hallways”, and import points via a XML or RSS feed. I want an interface that I can take the xml feed and run it under the map in a box, displaying it under the map, allowing users to click on the event, and being able to see where they need to go, and using a current fixed position, being able to see how to get there.
posted by BoldStepDesign on Aug 22, 2008 - 7 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

How to Sync GPS data

What is a simple straight forward way to gather gps data, and sync it with my digital camera/ Digital recorder? And possibly create a GIS database out of it? [more inside]
posted by mrgreyisyelling on Feb 9, 2008 - 7 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

Google Map Craigslists garage sales?

Looking for a little help building a Google Maps/Craigslist display applet. [more inside]
posted by Marky on Jul 17, 2007 - 3 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

On-line map site that can indicate magnetic north on any given map?

Is there an easy-to-use, on-line mapping site that can optionally indicate magnetic north on large-scale map images? [more inside]
posted by Dave 9 on Jul 5, 2006 - 3 answers

Multi-Stop Driving Directions & Optimized Routing

Mapping & multi-stop driving directions: is there a free online mapping tool that will allow me to enter several locations in a US city and then display the quickest driving route to pass through all those locations? I've seen one called NavPro but it's not free.
posted by masymas on Nov 30, 2005 - 5 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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