Is to possible to map several addresses from an excel spreadsheet on Google earth, Google maps, etc. using a macro? [more inside]
There have been a few questions about mindmapping apps before but I'm looking for something to create mind clouds...I want to create large circles with content orbiting around it, with links to Flickr, YouTube, blog entries etc. The closest thing I have found is Mindcloud.jp but it's a bit wonky and mostly in Japanese. Also I can't see how I would embed it into another site, so ideally I'm looking for some kind of widget that I can embed into a Wordpress blog...or even a Wordpress theme that could create these mind clouds. Any ideas?
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]
Google Maps' trip planner doesn't want me to walk anywhere. Are there any sites that will let me adjust the amount of walking allowed? [more inside]
Is there a name for this little island in Ricmond, VA? What is it?!
How can I easily combine small digital maps (and potentially other isomorphic 2D images) into one large composite? [more inside]
I am pursuing a career in GIS and I need to refresh my skills and learn new ones. Which tutorials, classes, websites, industry magazines, conferences, etc. would you recommend? [more inside]
What are the mile counts for the state lines on the TransAmerica trail? [more inside]
SatNav map updates on the cheap? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a GeoPDF toolbar that can be used on a mac? [more inside]
I'd like to make a map that includes my favorite restaurants (for example) on a city map and be able to print and carry it with me. What tools can I use for this? Is there software that makes this easy? Google maps doesn't seem to do what I want - or I don't know how to use it. Help? [more inside]
GPS fans: I have a Garmin nuvi 1300T bought 12/2009 with USA maps. It's been worth the cost already, but now I need maps of France. Should I add European maps to the US Garmin, or buy a new one in Europe?
What is the largest street number? Streets, Avenues, Drives, whatever. [more inside]
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]
Can I use Google Maps in conjunction with a Google Spreadsheet form to collect point data (X/Y) and answers about those points? [more inside]
How do maps work? [more inside]
I need an app that would allow many users to input a few bits of data - name and zip code, for instance - and then would map the results of all the individual inputs onto a map. [more inside]
Is there some online software/Web site that will take a list of addresses and generate the most efficient route to drive to all of them? [more inside]
Cartography/Google Maps: I want to represent severity of accident data on a map to show the most dangerous parts of town to walk/bicycle. I have the raw data, but I can’t seen to show the info in a compelling way. [more inside]
Is there a list of good US aerial maps, on government websites, by state? [more inside]
As a follow-up to this post on the Blue, where might I purchase poster-size (and preferably laminated) maps in that historic, hand-drawn style? (example)
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]
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]
Is there any technical reason why Antarctica often gets left off world maps?
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.
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]
Help me find online map based tracking tools [more inside]
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]
Can you help me find the Ordnance Survey desktop wallpaper for May 2009, please? Preferably 1024x768 size but anything very gratefully accepted. [more inside]
What kind of mapping was used to create the UN logo? [more inside]
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).
What is the best way of getting data from a search engine in a form that it can be parsed into addresses? The end goal is to geocode it. [more inside]
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]
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...
what vegetable is pictured on the alice waters google marker pin? see photo: beet, radish??
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]
Is there a way to query a Google map and have it look up a database and display a message? [more inside]
Help me find a series of maps with various countries superimposed on the continental US. [more inside]
Looking for a publicly available graph (vertices and edges) representation of San Francisco's streets. Also called a road network I believe. [more inside]
Can you tweet location-specific events onto a map? Help! I'm a twitter newbie. [more inside]
How can one visit the David Rumsey Map Collection to see the maps in person? [more inside]
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]
I am in need of a program that will allow me to display demographic information by county on a state map. Recommendations? [more inside]
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?
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]
How do I correct a Google Maps error ? …2nd attempt. [more inside]
How do I understand floodplain maps? Just how high does the river near my house need to get before my house floods? [more inside]
Please pass on your favourite online mapping websites, with an emphasis on interactive applications. [more inside]
GoogleEarthFilter: I have a bunch of addresses with the value of each house and want to average the values based on region. [more inside]