Is there an easy-to-use, on-line mapping site that can optionally indicate magnetic north on large-scale map images? [more inside]
posted by Dave 9
on Jul 5, 2006 -
If I plot directions on Google Maps between two places it works well, except that one of the places is actually a few 100m away (enough to throw people off). Is there a way for me to correct this? Replot the position? Are there other services that might be of better use? [more inside]
posted by furtive
on Jun 26, 2006 -
Cell phone standards around the world. Specifically, a map that shows which ones are where, that would be great... [more inside]
posted by cloudscratcher
on Jun 12, 2006 -
When designing webpages, what's the easier way to makes big pictures that open-up new information when different parts are clicked? [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear
on Jun 1, 2006 -
How can I create driving directions in Google Maps to multiple locations at once? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj
on May 30, 2006 -
Can anyone give me directions on how to fold this style
of collapsing map. It's fairly easy to reverse engineer but I would like to have some comprehensive guidelines if possible. [more inside]
posted by Glum
on May 9, 2006 -
A tool that takes a US zip code and tells me the ten largest towns/cities within a radius of x
miles? [more inside]
posted by panoptican
on May 4, 2006 -
You are taking a walk around a public place in your city or town. This place is relatively new to you. If you had the opportunity to annotate a map and 'mark up' five categories of interest or experience, which five categories or types of sites might you choose to identify? Sensory experience? Social interaction? Sites of commerce? None of the above? Be as specific or general as you please.
posted by pinto
on Apr 20, 2006 -
I had the great fortune of recently running into this fine fellow
, who is currently in the middle of riding his bike from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska clear to Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, all in the name of raising money for a youth home for at risk and abused teens in Alaska. Apparently, and unbeknownst to me, he has been wintering here in my home town of Missoula, MT for the past few months, but I only recently met him.
We got to talking about his website, and he mentioned that he had been on the hunt for an easy way for him to mark his progress on a map for visitors and friends to follow. I, being the fairly technically minded guy that I am, would like to help with that. [more inside]
posted by rabble
on Apr 11, 2006 -
- I need to bring two map images together, one of a map, the other of a map overlay that was traced on top of the map. Is there a trick to somehow automate this in photoshop? [more inside]
posted by garfy3
on Mar 16, 2006 -
Where can I find a set of public domain images of the U.S.A. and individual States? I am looking for something a little stylized and without much detail, similar to a weather map. [more inside]
posted by dripdripdrop
on Mar 1, 2006 -
Two seemingly unrelated design/illustration questions:
1. What are some of the fonts that have associated with soft drink companies have used over the years? I realize those logos are hand-drawn, but some, like that for New Coke, seem to have clear typeface antecedents.
2. Where can I find vector-based maps of various states? Specifically, North Dakota. [more inside]
posted by blueshammer
on Feb 25, 2006 -
I have no coding skills, but I have an idea for a really usefull san francisco based google maps hack... [more inside]
posted by atom128
on Dec 23, 2005 -
Where can I get high-res color visible satellite images showing the approach of "night" (sample low-res link inside)? [more inside]
posted by idontlikewords
on Dec 20, 2005 -
After checking out the latest Google Maps API/Web2.0 deal
, and making a map
which hits on an obscure piece of local history, I got to wondering: Are there any more-or-less out-of-the-box packages for making a site such as that one, so people who don't know how to code can create interesting usages of this sort of technology themselves?
posted by theonetruebix
on Dec 4, 2005 -
Mapping & multi-stop driving directions: is there a free online mapping tool that will allow me to enter several locations in a US city and then display the quickest driving route to pass through all those locations? I've seen one called NavPro but it's not free.
posted by masymas
on Nov 30, 2005 -
Where can I find a blank, downloadable US map? I've been asked to create a map showing which states belong to each of our Sales Representatives. Ideally I would like to be able to assign states and then print the resulting map. Bonus if it can be color coded.
posted by Constant Reader
on Nov 28, 2005 -
I want to build/buy/hire someone to make something that lets visitors pick (multiple) geographical areas off a map. Something similar to this
but better. Or, if you've got a better way to choose regions of a city that aren't a clickable map, what are they? [more inside]
posted by dobbs
on Nov 1, 2005 -
Location mapping. I want to map a couple of thousand points (latitude/longditude, csv/excel) across America and come up with a pretty picture as a result. Currently I'm thinking of using gmaptrack
or the Yahoo! map API. Any alternate suggestions? Software is fine. I may also have to map the location of some chains across America to which I don't have the location data (but will come up in a google map search), any idea on how to do this?
posted by Mossy
on Sep 27, 2005 -
Is there anyway to get Google maps to log multiple locations on a single map? [more inside]
posted by donovan
on Sep 20, 2005 -
BlogFeatureFilter: I'm looking for two features for my website.
1. A way to link to a google map that has 10-20 of my local spots marked off and labeled. I basically want to be able to add those little markers where I want with labels of what the spots are.
2. A poll that either doesn't display results immediately, or one that doesn't show them to anyone but me. Or any good polls that people can recommend.
posted by Mroz
on Sep 9, 2005 -
I often get called to appear on the nightly news whenever they need a guy to talk about computers, the internet or blogging. This time, it's a piece about "how terrorists use the net to organize and plan attacks" to be aired in a series for the week leading up to 9/11. In my segment, I will use my Google-fu to demonstrate how easy or hard it is to dig up maps and blueprints, especially for "sensitive" places. I'm trying to make sure the facts get out there, but I also want to do my bit to counter any scaremongering. My question: Can anyone point to sites or articles that discuss whether or not such publicly-available maps, diagrams and blueprints are a real security risk?
posted by AccordionGuy
on Aug 18, 2005 -
How can I size down a google or yahoo map to fit it onto a flier so that it doesn't take up 1/4 page or blur to illegibility? [more inside]
posted by Sara Anne
on Aug 10, 2005 -
K. My google skills are weak. I am opening an art gallery at the intersection of Gore and Powell street in Vancouver, B.C. I want to name the gallery the GPS coordinates. Can I find this on the internet, Google maps or something? I should add the deadline for declaring this is 5pm today, so time is tight.
posted by cascando
on Jul 29, 2005 -
How do people create Google Maps
with a lot of different points selected, like this
? Is there an easy way to do this from the main Google Maps site or do you have to have some extra programming done? I'd really like to enter two or three addresses and mark all their points on the same map (without having to do directions, and thus the route between them).
posted by clgregor
on Jun 21, 2005 -
I am trying to find some software that exists in my mind, but I don't know if it exists in real life. I want a way to represent the people in my address book as dots on a [US] map, somewhat dynamically. OSX or web-based. Free or cheap, not subscription-based, though I would pay more for the exact right app. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn
on Jun 1, 2005 -
I'm looking for a source of simple outline maps of the countries of the world, showing only their shapes. Any ideas?
posted by Vidiot
on May 20, 2005 -
Looking for a street shape file of London that is readable and useful in ArcView 3.2. Oh yeah, it would be nice to find it for free. Any takers?
posted by kuperman
on Apr 18, 2005 -
I'm looking for a political map of Japan, divided into prefectures, that is both free and compatible with Adobe Illustrator. [more inside]
posted by armage
on Apr 3, 2005 -
1. Are there maps anywhere that show the geographical distribution of ethnicities and religions accross different regions?
2. Or, does a program exist where I could plug in preference for different feilds (example: religion, climate, geography) and it would spit out the closest region to such specifications? [more inside]
posted by scazza
on Mar 15, 2005 -
At work we're looking for something that will allow us to color in a basic county-by-county map of the state
. Is there any free/inexpensive software that would allow us to fill in different parts of a map with different colors? [more inside]
posted by gus
on Mar 2, 2005 -
How can I find a map of London that shows which postcodes are in each Borough? I can find lots of maps that show the Boroughs and the postcodes separately, but not a single one with both. Anyone? (Fanks, innit in advance.)
posted by eatcherry
on Feb 26, 2005 -
Has anyone seen a good website that has bike route maps of major cities? Even better, a site that has "start" and "finish" options and directions by bike route, complete with distances and estimated time. My dream is a hack or filter for maps.google.com.
posted by FairWitness
on Feb 20, 2005 -
Have you ever come across a site that gives you driving directions, like yahoo maps or mapquest, but lets you fiddle a bit with which roads to take/not to take? I want to be able to avoid traffic jams, or find directions that make the least possible turns and change of roads. (Like when I don't want to risk getting lost and ending up in a bad area of town after dark.)
posted by parma
on Feb 19, 2005 -
My employer often conducts a lot of its business based on zip codes (locations of things, addresses of people registered on our site, etc.), so I'd like to generate some maps that can show statistics down to a zip code level. [more inside]
posted by patgas
on Feb 18, 2005 -
I am looking for a web resource that shows ancient empires/kingdoms/etc superimposed on the modern map. I am specifically interested in the middle-east, but the entire globe is up for grabs here. Obviously, I prefer a site dedicated to exactly this, but anything close will make me quite happy.
posted by SkinnerSan
on Feb 17, 2005 -
I saw a site once that featured a world map in which each country was identified in its native spelling (i.e. Spain is Espana). Any leads for me finding it again?
posted by Heatwole
on Feb 13, 2005 -
DigitalSanbornFilter - I need to get my hands on some NYC digital sanborn maps [m to the i] [more inside]
posted by plemeljr
on Jan 27, 2005 -
Why is it still taught that the Earth has seven continents, when it's obvious it has only six, or to be more precise, why are Europe and Asia considered two distinct land masses when it's obvious they are one
posted by Scoo
on Jan 19, 2005 -
I'm helping my mother move from Texas to California. Starts in San Antonio, stops once in Tucson, AZ and finishes in Santa Rosa, CA. The on-line map services all seem to go by Interstate without regard to other roads. Can you recommend a quicker route than the Interstate system or is that indeed the quickest route?
posted by Captaintripps
on Jan 5, 2005 -
Maps and coordinates. I'm testing out the feasibility of using maps on my website. The website providing the maps asks for particular types of coordinates yet I can't seem to find a way of working out what my coordinates should be. This could be complicated to explain so... [more inside] [more inside]
posted by dodgygeezer
on Nov 26, 2004 -