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]
Anyone know what happened to Yahoo's MapMixer, which allowed you to overlay images on a Yahoo-generated map? [more inside]
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]
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.
I'm thinking about getting a blackberry pearl. will I need a data plan to view maps? [more inside]
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?
What's the easiest way to create HD-quality (1080x) animated maps for use with video? [more inside]
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]
I'm having trouble conceptualizing a Traveling Salesperson Problem that I'm interested in solving. [more inside]
Where can I find an aesthetically pleasing world map for sale online? [more inside]
When will Google Transit reflect the recent updates to the Maryland Transit Administration (Baltimore) schedules? [more inside]
I'm looking for a Dashboard widget for Mac OS X that will help me get better at geography. [more inside]
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?
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]
Is there a way to create a submission form that will go directly to a google map? [more inside]
Can anyone identify the source of this map of the Boston Harbor Islands? [more inside]
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]
How can I create a trail map using a GPS? [more inside]
Is it possible to display data plotted on multiple Google maps on one single map? [more inside]
Where can I find good topographic maps of Texas? [more inside]
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]
Good street maps of Seoul, South Korea? That I can buy in Boston? [more inside]
I need ideas for creating my wall of maps. [more inside]