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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

Help me find a great world map.

Where can I find an aesthetically pleasing world map for sale online? [more inside]
posted by theexpgen on Feb 27, 2009 - 5 answers

pan. zoom out. repeat.

gmaps filter: what am i looking at? [more inside]
posted by sponge on Feb 20, 2009 - 5 answers

I'm pretty much fucked without Google Transit.

When will Google Transit reflect the recent updates to the Maryland Transit Administration (Baltimore) schedules? [more inside]
posted by Asherah on Feb 9, 2009 - 3 answers

If I only had a widget...

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 - 1 answer

This iPod thing ought to be a useful navigation tool.

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 - 11 answers

How does the Google Streetview driver decide what path he will take to get the most coverage with the least repetition?

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 - 8 answers

Is there a way to create a submission form that will go directly to a google map?

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 - 2 answers

Can anyone identify the source of this map of the Boston Harbor Islands?

Can anyone identify the source of this map of the Boston Harbor Islands? [more inside]
posted by quatsch on Jan 5, 2009 - 5 answers

Map apps for the iPhone

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 or Wayfaring in app format. [more inside]
posted by pearl228 on Dec 28, 2008 - 2 answers

How to maps some trails with a GPS?

How can I create a trail map using a GPS? [more inside]
posted by SNACKeR on Dec 26, 2008 - 14 answers

How can I combine multiple Google Maps into one "master" map?

Is it possible to display data plotted on multiple Google maps on one single map? [more inside]
posted by hypocritical ross on Dec 26, 2008 - 2 answers

Where to go for topographic maps of Texas?

Where can I find good topographic maps of Texas? [more inside]
posted by aka burlap on Dec 23, 2008 - 13 answers

Mapping geoareas

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 - 6 answers

Save my Seoul (Trip)!

Good street maps of Seoul, South Korea? That I can buy in Boston? [more inside]
posted by larsks on Dec 12, 2008 - 10 answers

Help me create my Wall of Maps!

I need ideas for creating my wall of maps. [more inside]
posted by pollex on Nov 8, 2008 - 11 answers

Finding the Wall

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 - 2 answers

Best Mac GPS mapping software and hardware?

What's the best GPS mapping system for making trail maps (software/hardware)? I'm an Apple person. [more inside]
posted by wavejumper on Nov 7, 2008 - 5 answers

Is there a free (cheap) KML editor for the Mac?

Is there a free (cheap) KML editor, like NorthGates' KML Editor or KaMeLwriter, for the Mac? [more inside]
posted by brokekid on Oct 28, 2008 - 1 answer

Identify these maps

What are the countries, provinces or states shown in this image? [more inside]
posted by bru on Oct 18, 2008 - 12 answers

making a printable map

How to make a print quality map of office locations that includes county boundaries. [more inside]
posted by D-ten on Sep 30, 2008 - 5 answers

Help me find a pseudo-cartogram of the world's largest cities.

Help me re-find a cartogram-like picture of the 100 largest cities by population. [more inside]
posted by brownbat on Sep 28, 2008 - 6 answers

Customising the Google Maps design (specifically the popup bubbles)?

I'm trying to find some examples (of code, or finished applications) of highly customised google maps implementations - in terms of design. [more inside]
posted by newformula on Sep 14, 2008 - 7 answers

Google docs spreadsheets to Google maps?

Trying to find the best option to make a Google map using data entered into a Google docs spreadsheet. I'd prefer not to have to learn much about coding to do this, but would like the map to update with changes to the spreadsheet, including assorted details... [more inside]
posted by Unsomnambulist on Sep 13, 2008 - 1 answer

Print A3 Google Maps?

How can I quickly and easily print an A3 sized Google map? [more inside]
posted by mary8nne on Sep 11, 2008 - 3 answers

Where to get non-english maps?

Does anyone know of a website (or heck, even a brick and mortar store in the SF Bay Area) where I (in the US) can purchase wall maps of either the world or other countries with place names and labels in their native language and not English? [more inside]
posted by Stryke11 on Aug 23, 2008 - 8 answers

I have a GIS question.

Basically, I want to build mapping system, similar to google maps, using something like Map server & open layers. Take in my own image, such as a building map, define roads or “hallways”, and import points via a XML or RSS feed. I want an interface that I can take the xml feed and run it under the map in a box, displaying it under the map, allowing users to click on the event, and being able to see where they need to go, and using a current fixed position, being able to see how to get there.
posted by BoldStepDesign on Aug 22, 2008 - 7 answers

If I must have a title, make it some pithy comment about the Yukon's Menstruation, I suppose.

What is this? 60°24'37.66"N 130°48'59.78"W. View it in satellite on Google Maps or Earth. [more inside]
posted by converge on Aug 18, 2008 - 15 answers

Looking for songs describing mappable journeys

I am looking for songs that describe a mappable journey (ideally together with the map). For example here is a map of the destinations mentioned in "Route 66" and here is the wild journey described at the end of Tom Waits' "Don't Go into that Barn!".
posted by rongorongo on Aug 8, 2008 - 20 answers

Mapgeek looking for a career

What kind of career can I pursue that involves maps, apart from the obvious (cartography, GIS, geography teacher)? [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Aug 7, 2008 - 30 answers

lost tutorial - grabbing google maps elevation values with php/python

Can you help me re-find a tutorial on extracting elevation values from google maps using python (or php, i forget which)? [more inside]
posted by figTree on Aug 6, 2008 - 5 answers

I'm tired of backtracking the hinterlands

How can I automatically arrange my walk-lists for political canvassing? [more inside]
posted by abkadefgee on Jul 13, 2008 - 11 answers

Not an atlas, mind you...

Help me find the best map for an itinerary-free cross country drive. [more inside]
posted by jon1270 on Jul 4, 2008 - 9 answers

Is there a google map type service for calculating gas usage?

By using Google maps, I can figure out not just how to get from point A to point B, but also the number of miles and approximate time it would take to get from A to B. Is there a map that will also let me approximate gallons of gas? [more inside]
posted by jujube on Jul 2, 2008 - 9 answers

we need our google maps

We are having Issues with IE6 and google maps not playing nice. it sits on loading. [more inside]
posted by Amby72 on Jun 27, 2008 - 12 answers

Looking for European map downloads for iPod

Looking for European map downloads for iPod [more inside]
posted by hipersons on Jun 6, 2008 - 2 answers

Can I map my phone?

Can I download Google Maps for, say, London, to my mobile phone - which I can then access around town? Without going on WAP? [more inside]
posted by Cantdosleepy on May 28, 2008 - 5 answers

Help me find maps of the world's larger cities!

Help me find maps of the world's larger cities! [more inside]
posted by Lockeownzj00 on May 17, 2008 - 7 answers

Calling all mapmakers

Resources on amateur cartography? Help me make some maps. [more inside]
posted by furnace.heart on May 12, 2008 - 6 answers

How to use google maps API to create new functions?

How would one go about creating new functionality with google maps API?(eg. create a button that controls the zoom interface in order to with the click of one button zooms out then zooms in a new location at some preset speed, or perhaps flies you to several locations with one button click) [more inside]
posted by figTree on May 6, 2008 - 2 answers

I Don't Want The World, Just Your Half

Looking for guidance on using Google Maps, or a workalike, for a non-map (blueprints) application. [more inside]
posted by rokusan on May 2, 2008 - 4 answers

Guess the island.

One of those "Suicide Girls" has decorated her wall with the antique map of an island. Ignore the tattoos for a moment: which island is shown here? NSFW Link. [more inside]
posted by The Toad on Apr 29, 2008 - 3 answers

I want to project the Ordinance Survey Grid (UK) on Google Maps.

I want to project the Ordinance Survey Grid (UK) on Google Maps. This site which to have a KML file that might do that (it's 9 on the list), but I have no idea how to get it to work. I downloaded the file, but it doesn't seem to do anything. I say I down oaded it, I've also clicked on it a few times mindlessly too - and this has not worked either. [more inside]
posted by munchbunch on Apr 18, 2008 - 5 answers

Generating shaded maps of India with state-level data series.

What's the easiest way of generating a map similar to this? I have several state-level data series I want to display on maps of India. [more inside]
posted by matthewr on Mar 23, 2008 - 6 answers

How to print high resolution county/street maps

I need to print a huge map, but I need a high resolution source, or vector graphics. I will be printing this on a large 64" color plotter. I found a place that sells pdf/vector files, but they are wanting near $100 dollars, and I don't think they even cover our County. I was hoping there was some software out there that allows this, or better yet, some way to output large images from google maps. Any suggestions? Thanks!
posted by passtehbrainz on Mar 21, 2008 - 18 answers

How to convert lat/long to x/y on Lambert Conformal Conic.

Math/mapping question: I'm trying to use a formula to convert latitude/longitude into x and y values on a map. What are the reference longitude, reference latitude, and the standard parallels? [more inside]
posted by RobotHero on Mar 18, 2008 - 5 answers

Recover a deleted Google map

How do I recover a deleted Google map? [more inside]
posted by Who_Am_I on Mar 7, 2008 - 13 answers

Help me find prints/maps of each of the cities I've lived in!

I'd like to hang prints or drawings or funky maps of each city I've lived in on a wall. I'm wondering what your favorite Philadelphia, NYC, DC, Hartford CT, Rochester NY, and Chicago maps/prints are, or sources for finding eclectic drawings/photos/prints of each one. (The more varied, the better! Old, new, letterpressed...you name it!)
posted by melodykramer on Mar 5, 2008 - 15 answers

Where can I find screen captures of COD4 intermission sequences?

Where can I find more information (and screenshots) about the motion graphic intermissions of Call of Duty 4? [more inside]
posted by serial_consign on Feb 25, 2008 - 6 answers

What about London should I map?

What about London should I map? [more inside]
posted by viewofdelft on Feb 21, 2008 - 21 answers

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