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Bookmarks tagged with “googlemaps”

  1. Internet of Dreams - Time and Edges

    StreetView showing the same street both pre- and post- gentrification, giving a hint at its historical importance. Imagine being in the 22nd century and being able to use today’s StreetView. (via New Aesthetic)

  2. GeoGuessr - Let’s explore the world!

    And this is good fun, while you’re waiting for your collection of candies to grow. I got 7457 on my first and, so far, only round. (via @antimega)

  3. David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

    Old maps overlaid on their modern Google Maps. I want to add something like this, using a 17th-ish century map of London, to the Pepys site. Somehow. (via Kottke)

  4. google-map-marker-with-shadow.js — Gist

    “Here’s how to add a coloured marker to a Google Map with a shadow in the right place.” The marker’s dynamically generated using the Google Charts API.

  5. Create marker with custom labels in Google Maps API v3 | Uncle Tomm’s blog

    This was handy for making markers on Google Maps with a custom marker image and custom text on the marker.

  6. Google Maps Free Alternatives « Fubra

    A nice summary of the alternatives to Google Maps. I don’t do this stuff frequently enough to keep up.

  7. Why (and how) we’ve switched away from Google Maps - Nestoria Blog

    A nice explanation of Nestoria switching from Google Maps to OSM with MapQuest, Leaflet and Mapstraction. Also worth it for the paragraph on Google’s poor salesmanship.

  8. MapCrunch - Random Google Street View

    Really simple idea, everyone’s linking to it, and it’s still very lovely. Instant momentary holiday.

  9. My Large Google Maps tool

    Not pretty, but handy for drawing polylines and shapes on Google Maps and getting the coordinates.

  10. Cartographer.js – thematic mapping for Google Maps

    Javascript library for mapping data nicely onto Google Maps. Area-scaled circles, choropleth, etc. (via Simon Willison)

  11. The Google Maps Image Cutter (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis)

    “An application designed to take any image or digital photo and cut it into tiles which are displayed on a Google Map.”

  12. Boundaries

    Completely awesome thing from Tom Taylor. Shows the shapes of areas based on how people have tagged their geo-located Flickr photos.

  13. Gmapicons - Google Maps Icons 

    URLs of all the standard icons.

  14. Google LatLong: Pound the pavement

    Google Maps can now give you walking directions. A quick couple of comparisons in London showed it doesn’t know about as many pedestrian-only alleys etc as WalkIt.com. Yet. (via City of Sound)

  15. Google Maps API Tutorial

    Lots of examples for how to do things with Google Maps. (via Tim Brayshaw)

  16. Freaky People Productions » Blog Archive » Google Maps causes Safari 1.3.2 to crash

    If you use the Google Maps API your Javascript may have recently started crashing Safari 1.3.2. This is how to fix it.

  17. Get Lat Lon - find the latitude and longitude of a point on a map

    Wonderfully simple Google Maps tool by Simon Willison for doing what it says. Very handy for me for Pepys’ Diary.

  18. Google Maps - Treo

    Official Google Maps app for the Treo. Works a treat. All it needs now is walking directions…

  19. Google Maps + Google Video + Mashup - Claude Lelouch’s Rendezvous

    Fantastic idea, although it stutters horribly and becomes very out of sync for me.

  20. GogglesBeta09.swf

    Server problems mean I’m probably the last person to link to this. Still fun. (via Haddock)

  21. Bikely - Discover and share your favorite bicycle routes

    People sharing bike routes in different cities/countries. Using Google Maps. Interesting to see which way people go. (via Blackbeltjones)

  22. Gmaps Pedometer

    Calculates distances along a route for you. Nike also have a version but you have to register to get the same data.

  23. Google Cartography

    Does a Space Syntax kind of thing using Google Maps. I haven’t tried it, but looks interesting. (via Blackbeltjones)

  24. Google Maps - Salton City, California

    The road layout of an American town founded in the 1950s, which failed to develop. (via Google Sightseeing)

  25. Tom Mangan’s Fun With Google Maps

    Especially the Space Shuttle tracking, and some Javascript for laying other images on top of Google Maps. (via Haddock)

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