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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

SatNav map updates on the cheap?

SatNav map updates on the cheap? [more inside]
posted by devnull on Feb 14, 2010 - 1 answer

I've got the PDF, but I can't get to the Geo...

Can anyone recommend a GeoPDF toolbar that can be used on a mac? [more inside]
posted by motherly corn on Feb 9, 2010 - 1 answer

Help me make my own travel maps

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]
posted by vacapinta on Feb 8, 2010 - 12 answers

Back-seat driver needs to parler francais

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?
posted by PaperDragon on Feb 6, 2010 - 3 answers

How many streets does it take to get to the center of a question

What is the largest street number? Streets, Avenues, Drives, whatever. [more inside]
posted by The Biggest Dreamer on Feb 5, 2010 - 22 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

Map-Enabled Survey Data Collection?

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]
posted by mmahaffie on Jan 24, 2010 - 3 answers

How do maps work?

How do maps work? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 10, 2010 - 16 answers

Automated mapping software

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]
posted by nushustu on Dec 14, 2009 - 2 answers

What online map software will choose the best multi-point route for me?

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]
posted by mccxxiii on Nov 21, 2009 - 8 answers

Mapping accident statistics

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]
posted by lrivers on Nov 21, 2009 - 8 answers

Aerial Maps of the United States

Is there a list of good US aerial maps, on government websites, by state? [more inside]
posted by cashman on Nov 17, 2009 - 1 answer

Seeking poster-size historic maps!

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)
posted by aheckler on Nov 10, 2009 - 3 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

Finding my way around a new town

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 - 8 answers

Looking for a nystagmus/artcar tracker

Help me find online map based tracking tools [more inside]
posted by tacit_urn on Oct 12, 2009 - 2 answers

What can you see in satellite photos?

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 - 12 answers

Where can I find the Ordnance Survey desktop wallpaper for May 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 - 3 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

Where to Buy Geographia 5 Borough Street Atlas?

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 - 0 answers

How to refined geocoding of searches

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]
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth on Aug 12, 2009 - 4 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

A Wonderful Day in the Neighborhood...

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 - 11 answers

alice waters marker pin

what vegetable is pictured on the alice waters google marker pin? see photo: beet, radish??
posted by kewlio on Jul 20, 2009 - 10 answers

Help me help my boss not get lost.

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 - 18 answers

Is there a way to query a Google map and have it look up a database and display a message?

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 - 6 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

Where to find a road network for San Francisco?

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 - 6 answers

Twitter twit

Can you tweet location-specific events onto a map? Help! I'm a twitter newbie. [more inside]
posted by bluelight on Jun 14, 2009 - 2 answers

How can one visit the David Rumsey Map Collection to see the maps in person?

How can one visit the David Rumsey Map Collection to see the maps in person? [more inside]
posted by pantufla_milagrosa on Jun 11, 2009 - 2 answers

I don't work for the government, promise.

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 - 5 answers

I can haz demographic displays, plz?

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 - 8 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

Driving Time Google Map Mash Up?

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 - 9 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

Where is my "Oh shit" dashboard?

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 - 14 answers

Where in the world is.........

Please pass on your favourite online mapping websites, with an emphasis on interactive applications. [more inside]
posted by micklaw on Apr 24, 2009 - 4 answers

Averaging Home Values in Google Earth

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 - 5 answers

Mapmixer mashup MIA?

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 - 1 answer

Or En Aye Ay? What does this song mean?

You may very well recognize this song. It is from this movie. What does it mean? Does the first stanza and/or chorus spell something? Please help! [more inside]
posted by crazyray on Apr 11, 2009 - 9 answers

Help me find good interactive maps

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 - 7 answers

I'm thinking about getting a blackberry pearl. will I need a data plan to view maps?

I'm thinking about getting a blackberry pearl. will I need a data plan to view maps? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Mar 23, 2009 - 10 answers

Map my contacts

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 - 4 answers

HD animated maps for video?

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 - 3 answers

Istanbul Travel Tips

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 - 10 answers

The Traveling Salesperson Who Needs to Restock Problem

I'm having trouble conceptualizing a Traveling Salesperson Problem that I'm interested in solving. [more inside]
posted by ChrisHartley on Feb 27, 2009 - 10 answers

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