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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

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

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

While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping...

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 - 8 answers

Scraping an online locator?

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 - 4 answers

On the wall - a framed Waterman Butterfly projection map. Possibly.

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. Any suggestions? We live in Sweden. For our sins.
posted by jan murray on Mar 2, 2013 - 8 answers

Frameable topo/geo map of France?

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 - 7 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

Send me down the right path!

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 - 15 answers

Iphone Offline Maps

Iphone Application with Offline Maps [more inside]
posted by raphael19 on Nov 22, 2012 - 10 answers

What the hell is The Bucket?

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 - 8 answers

Help Me Keep Our Store Maps Up-to-date!!

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 - 10 answers

Caching iphone maps?

Recommended iPhone map applications that will cache local maps? [more inside]
posted by pombe on Nov 4, 2012 - 7 answers

iPhone, why do you hate public transportation?

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 - 13 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

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

Can't we just play Monopoly?

(Minecraft Filter) So my kid started playing Minecraft, and now he wants to get into the world of mods and skins. Halp! [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on May 3, 2012 - 11 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

Help me make a map of response rate by zipcode

What I want to do seems simple enough. But, it turns out, I may be too simple to do it! Or something. I have a dataset of survey responses. There are approximately 80K observations, which include response zipcode. What I want to do is make a map depicting which areas had the heaviest/lightest response rate. I have the following software at my disposal: GoogleEarth (but not pro) -- this did not seem to be up to the task; MapPoint (the very current 2004 version); and SAS [more inside]
posted by mcostanzo on Jan 4, 2012 - 9 answers

An urbanist travels to London

What urbanist/transit/maps/architecture/local history-related attractions should I hit up in London? [more inside]
posted by andrewesque on Dec 11, 2011 - 20 answers

If it's really "location, location, location," show me some locations.

Since Google Maps ended its real estate search function in February 2011, have any of you found a good replacement? I can't find anything like it. [more inside]
posted by resurrexit on Aug 18, 2011 - 13 answers

An urbanist travels to New York

What are some urbanist/transit/cartography/local history-related attractions, exhibits or experiences I can visit/have when I am in New York City in mid-August? [more inside]
posted by andrewesque on Jul 26, 2011 - 16 answers

How can I print a detailed map from Google Maps?

How can I print a fairly detailed, large map from Google Maps? I'm thinking of using Blockposter to make it 4x4 or 4x6 pages. Is there an easy way to go about this?
posted by tomtheblackbear on May 10, 2011 - 4 answers

It's three fingers to the next campsite

Is there a topo map of the Superior Hiking Trail that gets granular enough to be useful on the trail? or a few maps that cover the whole thing? [more inside]
posted by zombieApoc on Apr 22, 2011 - 6 answers

Looking for maps/GPS of Sarajevo

Looking for digital mapping and/or GPS software that covers Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. [more inside]
posted by wile e on Mar 30, 2011 - 3 answers

Is there an app that can tell me where to go next?

Is there an app that has google maps integration that can do this? [more inside]
posted by fantodstic on Mar 7, 2011 - 3 answers

Where can I find simple maps comparing latitude around the world?

I want to see a map of North America with all major western European cities overlaid at the correct latitude. Vice versa for American cities overlaid a map of Western Europe. Is there anything like this out there already or easily assembled? [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Mar 7, 2011 - 38 answers

Where does google have the 45 degree map view?

In what areas of the world has Google Maps implemented their 45 degree "satellite" view, other than South Africa and San Diego, CA? [more inside]
posted by LionIndex on Mar 2, 2011 - 8 answers

Map decals for a 3 year old?

Help me create fun map pins/stickers for my toddler to learn with. [more inside]
posted by boulder20something on Dec 29, 2010 - 5 answers

I breathe in deep before I spread those maps out on my bedroom floor.

Where can I buy a number of different maps? I want to make a big, random map collage. [more inside]
posted by gursky on Nov 20, 2010 - 14 answers

Map-plotting Software

Map-plotting / excel filter: I have precise latitude and longitude coordinates in excel for approximately 100-200 different locations. These locations are all located in a certain region of the U.S. What software can I use (free or paid) to populate a nice looking summary map with each of these locations? I need this to look presentable for client purposes.
posted by jameslavelle3 on Oct 14, 2010 - 5 answers

Can I use Google My Maps offline?

My standard MO when I go on vacation is to plot out all of the locations I'd like to visit using My Maps on Google, and then I pull up the KML on my iPhone. Unfortunately, my next trip is in the UK where I won't have a data plan! [more inside]
posted by smurdah on Sep 1, 2010 - 8 answers

How to create a simple street map?

How can I print a simple line street map without the level of detail in Google Maps or Mapquest? [more inside]
posted by erloteiel on Aug 28, 2010 - 8 answers

Detail painting on muslin?

I want to do a painting or drawing of a fantasy map on muslin, but I don't know which materials I should use or how I should prime or seal the cloth. What materials can I use to ensure the best durability/prevent possible damage from getting wet while retaining the ability to do detail work? [more inside]
posted by runaway ballista on Aug 2, 2010 - 7 answers

X marks the spot in the digital age.

Help me find reliable, spam and virus-free GPS files! [more inside]
posted by elder18 on Jun 27, 2010 - 8 answers

HOWTO: cylindrical map projection?

I want a flat, rectangular image that is a cylindrical map projection of the edges of a icosidodecahedron. How do I make one? [more inside]
posted by matt_arnold on Jun 26, 2010 - 10 answers

Please help me create a mapping macro?

Is to possible to map several addresses from an excel spreadsheet on Google earth, Google maps, etc. using a macro? [more inside]
posted by jefficator on May 13, 2010 - 4 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

Protest on the National Mall

Why is Jesse Jackson Jr. standing in the middle of the National Mall? (Google Maps) [more inside]
posted by alopez on Feb 17, 2010 - 7 answers

Easier to map an image than write an essay?

I teach a technical writing class. I'm using Edward Tufte's Beautiful Evidence as the textbook. The first chapter deals with mapped images and the utility of such images. I need examples of text that would be more useful if it were a mapped image instead. I can comb the interwebs for individual examples, but I can't seem to find any sets of said text examples. [more inside]
posted by madred on Feb 3, 2010 - 10 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

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

Where did that continent go?

Is there any technical reason why Antarctica often gets left off world maps?
posted by WhackyparseThis on Oct 29, 2009 - 6 answers

No, they toilets don't spin opposite of the northern hemisphere.

I was just recently in Buenos Aires. The Time Out Guide had the maps in the back oriented with north facing down. Why? I would think southern hemisphere maps would still face north up due to magnetic north and wayfinding with a compass. Was this just a case of Time Out being wrong/different/thinking logically that the south pole would be the desired direction of orientation in the southern hemisphere? And yes, we were perpetually lost until we flipped the guide upside down and west/east left/right were as they should be.
posted by Keith Talent on Oct 20, 2009 - 20 answers

This one is for all you map enthusiasts out there.

What kind of mapping was used to create the UN logo? [more inside]
posted by eskers on Sep 1, 2009 - 6 answers

Embedded Map Alternatives ?

Good looking maps for embedding in web pages with a distinctive look/feel that matches the page it's within (so probably not GoogleMaps/YahooMaps/Bing) ? [more inside]
posted by southof40 on Aug 11, 2009 - 5 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

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

X does Not mark my spot !

How do I correct a Google Maps error ? …2nd attempt. [more inside]
posted by lobstah on May 5, 2009 - 13 answers

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