At my business I received an email from a customer who is trying to navigate using their iPhone. Some strange text is in the default starting location in Google Maps, and they are 70 and don't know how to change it to their actual home address. [more inside]
Apple Maps and the Google Maps app will give me directions. Apple Maps and the Google Maps app will give me restaurant reviews. With either of these apps, is there any way to combine these functions-- as in, "Google, get me to Piccadilly Circus and tell me the highest-rated restaurant along the way?" Or "Get me to Piccadilly Circus and route me past a good French restaurant?" If not, is there any app that will do this? [more inside]
A couple years ago I ran across an unusual map. The map was of the United States and it didn't have states. Instead the map had shapes surrounding influential cities. The map was created by surveying Americans and asking them "What city represents your area at a national level?"
Severnaya Zemlya, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia is censored on Google Maps. Anybody know why? Here it is: link
Husband, son and I will all be embarking on an adventure soon across the US. Our dogs will be joining us in their own grand quest to mark everything we see. Assume for this we have no deadline, no end date, no....scary pressure hanging over our head. We have some general ideas of what we want to see, but we need a way to start marking up route possibilities, and sharing them with each other (well, the dogs don't care much - if there are national monuments of dog parks, they have no idea about them). The problem is finding the right tool/app to do this. [more inside]
Hello! I'm researching an old mill site. The plat map has some markings on it that I don't understand. [more inside]
I'd like to purchase an antique map (or a good reproduction) as a Christmas present, and I'm having trouble figuring out where to shop. [more inside]
Am I using Google Street View wrong? I have two destinations in Google Maps and the resulting route was calculated. What I would like to do is "walk through" the path in the full screen street view. Is this possible? Because it's not working the way I would expect and ironically my Google-Fu is not really helping me. [more inside]
I need a replacement for Google Maps that lets me store custom maps and locations. [more inside]
Can anyone update the answers to this question about viewing the Google maps I've created (My Maps, My Places, or whatever it's called now) on an iPhone? [more inside]
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?
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]
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).
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?
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]
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]
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]
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.
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.
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.
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]
Iphone Application with Offline Maps [more inside]
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]
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]
Recommended iPhone map applications that will cache local maps? [more inside]
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?
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]
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]
(Minecraft Filter) So my kid started playing Minecraft, and now he wants to get into the world of mods and skins. Halp! [more inside]
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]
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]
What urbanist/transit/maps/architecture/local history-related attractions should I hit up in London? [more inside]
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]
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]
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?
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]
Looking for digital mapping and/or GPS software that covers Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. [more inside]
Is there an app that has google maps integration that can do this? [more inside]
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]
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]
Help me create fun map pins/stickers for my toddler to learn with. [more inside]
Where can I buy a number of different maps? I want to make a big, random map collage. [more inside]
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.
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]
How can I print a simple line street map without the level of detail in Google Maps or Mapquest? [more inside]
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]
Help me find reliable, spam and virus-free GPS files! [more inside]
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]
Is to possible to map several addresses from an excel spreadsheet on Google earth, Google maps, etc. using a macro? [more inside]
How can I easily combine small digital maps (and potentially other isomorphic 2D images) into one large composite? [more inside]
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