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  1. London Trails

    “Walking Tours with Old Maps.” Sounds good.

  2. Apple Map Tiles

    A viewer for Apple’s new map tiles, as used in iPhoto on iOS. I quite like some of it - a nice change from the norm - but if I could change only one thing… those italicised place names are *hideous*.

  3. Adventures (in code) - Alastair Coote • I had no idea how to make custom maps, so I learnt by doing. You should too.

    Nice overview of how to get custom maps made with TileMill up and running. (via Infovore)

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. OSM terrain layer (tecznotes)

    Some lovely looking terrain maps, and lots of words I don’t understand. it’s hard to remember what online maps were like only ten years ago, and now the ability to tinker with stuff like this.

  7. Travel Back In Time With Yahoo! Maps | Londonist

    Yahoo’s (and therefore Flickr’s) aerial photos are about a decade old. Watching Yahoo slowly stagnate and decay and crumble is like seeing a once-excitingly new part of town become a ruined no-go zone.

  8. Ulmon Offline Maps and Tourist Travel City Maps & Guides

    Meant to link to this a while back. CityMaps2Go was a really nice offline map viewer for iPhone while I was on holiday. Vector-based, so good detail, and no roaming charges.

  9. Red Maps

    Some nice looking (printed, not electronic) city maps. (via @antimega)

  10. Henry Beck Rules, not OK? Breaking the Rules of Diagrammatic Map Design (PDF)

    A thoughtful essay by Max Roberts, from 2009, about the rules used in Beck’s diagrammatic London Underground map, and when they’re worth breaking. Well worth a read. (via Blech)

  11. For 2 weeks only – alternative tube maps on display

    Photos of the work of Max Roberts on the tube map. Photos, rather than decent graphics unfortunately. Can’t find better versions of his stuff online, so london-tubemap.com “wins”.

  12. London Tubemap - A new angle on the London Underground

    I like the original, but this compromise does feel more usefully connected to the geography of the city, rather than a complete abstraction. (via @benhammersley)

  13. Live Ships Map - AIS - Vessel Traffic and Positions

    Oh, nice. There’s something magical about seeing live data of vehicles around the world, like the plane maps we saw during the ash cloud last year. Especially lovely having ships’ names displayed. (via Preoccupations)

  14. The Ancient Tree Hunt (PDF)

    A cycling route to some of London’s oldest trees.

  15. Sohei Nishino - Diorama map London (Detailed info)

    Stunning photographic collage photo-maps of cities. Currently at Michael Hoppen Gallery, SW3 3TD until 2nd April. (via Blech)

  16. On River Maps « somethingaboutmaps

    Not so much for the Harry Beck-style interpretation of the Mississippi River System, but for the interesting explanation of the decisions and compromises involved in the exercise. (via Blech)

  17. Old maps of Southwark - Southwark Council

    Not just maps of Southwark, but good resolution PDFs of historical maps of London. Good. (via @alanconnor)

  18. File:Wardour St Name Changes since 1585.png - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I had no idea Wardour Street had been so variable over the years. (via gwire’s Tumblr)

  19. Free Map of London (Communities and Open Space Survey) 1943 from the Probert Encyclopaedia Map Archive

    More precise than the previous 1943 map of London areas and/but very nice. (via Blech)

  20. Scattered Satellites - Purdom, Abercrombie, Hilberseimer, MARS - Links

    Click the thumbnail of the 1943 ‘The County of London Plan’. Lovely, lovely map of London’s rough areas, as queried earlier (thanks Blech).

  21. CBRD » Histories » Ringways » Background » Wartime plans

    I like the colours of the County Of London Plan, 1943.

  22. MapCrunch - Random Google Street View

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

  23. Google LatLong: History in the Unmaking

    Very nice - Google Earth layers of London and Paris in 1945. I also didn’t know Google Earth had lots of different post-2000 layers (for London at least). (via Booktwo)

  24. London Cycle Hire Explorer

    Tom Taylor’s nice site for exploring data about London’s cycle hire stations - graphs showing their activity over time.

  25. My Large Google Maps tool

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

  26. A Vision of Britain through Time | Your national on-line library for local history | Maps, Statistics, Travel Writing and more

    This is interesting. Seems to be a collection of historic texts and maps and data, all searchable by location. Some nicely done stuff.

  27. Gutenkarte » Book Catalog

    “Gutenkarte downloads public domain texts from Project Gutenberg, and then feeds them to MetaCarta’s GeoParser API, which extracts and returns all the geographic locations it can find.” (via BookTwo)

  28. Volubilis, Morocco (34.090556,-5.554722 - Google Maps)

    Really quite amazed at this aerial photo of the Roman ruins of Volubilis. You can see the streets, outlines of buildings, etc. Incredible.

  29. Historypin | Home

    This is rather nice, especially when you finally get to viewing the historical photos in place in Google Streetview. (via Beyond the Beyond)

  30. BLDGBLOG: A Design History of Military Airspace

    “A volumetric rendering of military airspace in East Germany during the 1980s, as imaged in Google Earth.” Mapping historical, invisible, 3D spaces. Must be good.

  31. Live map of London Underground trains

    Lovely quick thing from Matthew Somerville, a map of where tube trains are right now. Moving. Live. Magic.

  32. Google Maps - englandgangs

    Maps of gang territories in London. No idea how accurate it is, etc. Interesting if it’s at all accurate. (via Tom Taylor)

  33. RadarVirtuel.com with a Volcano Ashes Layer

    Similar to flightradar24.com, but includes a “Volcano Ashes Layer” on the map.

  34. Watch Air Traffic - LIVE! - We said cash, not ash!

    Amazing. And I want to drag the planes around a la ‘Flight Control’. As I look now there are no planes in Europe north of Spain. Wow.

  35. Creative Review - The Atlas of the Real World

    Some fascinating maps of the world representing stuff about each country… oh, just look. (via Booktwo)

  36. Cartographer.js – thematic mapping for Google Maps

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

  37. County of london plan 1945 - a set on Flickr

    “excerpts from a small booklet explaining the ideas behind the official County of London Plan.” Lovely.

  38. Code: Flickr Developer Blog » Flickr Shapefiles Public Dataset 1.0

    I keep seeing cool code stuff whizz by and I’m not making anything with it. May need to ringfence time from other commitments just to *do* something.

  39. Here & There — a horizonless projection in Manhattan

    I’ve seen these in the flesh and they are very lovely. And a satisfying size. Well done Jack.

  40. Visualcomplexity.com | The Remotest place on Earth

    Lovely images. I guess it’s something like Space Syntax but for the entire planet. (via Matt Jones)

  41. London CycleStreets: UK Cycle Journey Planner and Photomap

    A new site for planning your cycle journeys, using OpenStreetMap maps. A great start.

  42. Oakland crime maps XI: how close, and how bad? (tecznotes)

    Thought process on making heat maps out of the Oakland Crimespotting data. (via Simon Willison)

  43. Boundaries

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

  44. David Rumsey Collection

    Oodles of old maps, vieweable at satisfyingly high resolutions. Mostly 18th/19th century, mostly North/South America but a few others too.

  45. Gmapicons - Google Maps Icons 

    URLs of all the standard icons.

  46. 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)

  47. Google Maps API Tutorial

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

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