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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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.
We live in Sweden. For our sins.
posted by jan murray
on Mar 2, 2013 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
What urbanist/transit/maps/architecture/local history-related attractions should I hit up in London? [more inside]
posted by andrewesque
on Dec 11, 2011 -
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 -
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 -
Looking for digital mapping and/or GPS software that covers Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. [more inside]
posted by wile e
on Mar 30, 2011 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Is there any technical reason why Antarctica often gets left off world maps?
posted by WhackyparseThis
on Oct 29, 2009 -
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 -
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 -
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 -