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 -
We're moving in about a week to the Kansas City area and I'm trying to find all the necessary amenities around our new place. What websites do you use to find things around the Kansas City area? [more inside]
posted by tdreyer
on Oct 19, 2009 -
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 -
Can you help me find the Ordnance Survey desktop wallpaper for May 2009, please? Preferably 1024x768 size but anything
very gratefully accepted. [more inside]
posted by vogel
on Sep 3, 2009 -
Has anyone seen the Geographia 5 Borough Street Atlas
for sale anywhere in Queens or Long Island? I could order it from Barnes&Noble, but I'm in a big hurry (and fwiw all their stores are "out of stock"). To make this of interest to more than just myself, I'll note that Geographia's atlas is vastly better than the much more common Rand MacNally one (though it's also sorely in need of an update).
posted by jimmyjimjim
on Sep 1, 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 -
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 -
what vegetable is pictured on the alice waters google marker pin?
: beet, radish??
posted by kewlio
on Jul 20, 2009 -
My boss wants me to research GPS units for him to use since he'll be traveling a lot more in the near future. Any recommendations? I really don't know what I should be looking for in a good GPS unit. [more inside]
posted by chiababe
on Jul 14, 2009 -
Is there a way to query a Google map and have it look up a database and display a message? [more inside]
posted by friedbeef
on Jul 13, 2009 -
Looking for a publicly available graph (vertices and edges) representation of San Francisco's streets. Also called a road network I believe. [more inside]
posted by christy
on Jun 22, 2009 -
I'm trying to map protests in the United States, but I'm grappling with data sources (and will eventually tangle with data management). Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by McBearclaw
on Jun 11, 2009 -
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 -
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 -
Does a Google Maps (or other mapping service) mash-up exist that will show me the driving time to various places in a heat map type format? So basically what TripTop
does for the NYC subway system, but for driving instead? [more inside]
posted by John Frum
on May 21, 2009 -
How do I understand floodplain maps? Just how high does the river near my house need to get before my house floods? [more inside]
posted by jlowen
on Apr 30, 2009 -
Please pass on your favourite online mapping websites, with an emphasis on interactive applications. [more inside]
posted by micklaw
on Apr 24, 2009 -
GoogleEarthFilter: I have a bunch of addresses with the value of each house and want to average the values based on region. [more inside]
posted by thewestinggame
on Apr 17, 2009 -
Anyone know what happened to Yahoo's MapMixer, which allowed you to overlay images on a Yahoo-generated map? [more inside]
posted by jrchaplin
on Apr 13, 2009 -
What interactive maps have you seen that do a particularly good job illustrating an issue? I'm thinking about trying to put one together to illustrate a project I've been working on, which is loosely about policy changes, and I can't believe no one's done this before. This
, from Newsweek, kinda gets it ... but I'm looking for other ideas.
posted by janet lynn
on Mar 24, 2009 -
Google Maps is great but I wonder if I can input my contacts so that all of them appear on a map that I can look up as I travel about the world. Is there another program that does this or will I have to do it by hand?
posted by tarvuz
on Mar 22, 2009 -
What's the easiest way to create HD-quality (1080x) animated maps for use with video? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj
on Mar 19, 2009 -
TravelWiki: Tips, Suggestions or Advice on Things to do in Istanbul. Off to Istanbul for 5 days (4ppl -2 Couples). What must we do? [more inside]
posted by mary8nne
on Mar 4, 2009 -
When will Google Transit reflect the recent updates to the Maryland Transit Administration (Baltimore) schedules? [more inside]
posted by Asherah
on Feb 9, 2009 -
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 -
Is there a good way to carry around maps on an iPod Touch for offline viewing, without jailbreaking the thing? Taking screenshots from Google and transferring them to the iPod is inelegant and unsatisfactory, but I can't find anything in the iTunes store that looks like it will do this. Does anybody know of either an app that I've overlooked or an acceptable hack?
posted by nowonmai
on Jan 31, 2009 -
I have a task where I have a bunch of streets that I need to drive on, (but not all streets like StreetView) and I would like to know how is the best method to accomplish this while limiting the amount of extra un-needed driving? [more inside]
posted by farmersckn
on Jan 14, 2009 -
Is there a way to create a submission form that will go directly to a google map? [more inside]
posted by jtajta
on Jan 9, 2009 -
I'd like to create a map on the iPhone that displays multiple locations of my choice at once. Ideally, I'd like to also be able to route a path through them in advance. In essence, I am looking for something like Community Walk
in app format. [more inside]
posted by pearl228
on Dec 28, 2008 -
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 -
Where can I find an exact map of where the Berlin Wall stood overlaid on a current street map of the city?
posted by mannequito
on Nov 7, 2008 -