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The Megalithic Portal
World-wide Ancient Site Database, Photos and Prehistoric Archaeology News with geolocation : The Megalithic Portal and Megalith Map:
history  maps  science  geography  mapping 
november 2018 by garrettc
Ancient Earth - What the globe used to look like
A globe which lets you see how the continents have shifted during the last 600 million years
geography  history  geology  earth  globe  visualisation 
march 2018 by garrettc
Population estimator
Draw an area on the map and it will return an estimation of the population of that area.
demographics  geography  population  nasa  data  society  geodata  maps 
january 2018 by garrettc
Interactive Database of the World's River Basins
"This database provides the first-ever compilation of the world’s river basins developed specifically for corporate disclosure. It features a comprehensive list of river basins worldwide, including their names, boundaries, and other helpful information."
database  geography  reference  world  rivers  geodata  map  environment 
november 2017 by garrettc
Atlas for the End of the World
"Coming almost 450 years after the world's first Atlas, this Atlas for the End of the World audits the status of land use and urbanization in the most critically endangered bioregions on Earth. It does so, firstly, by measuring the quantity of protected area across the world's 36 biodiversity hotspots in comparison to United Nation's 2020 targets; and secondly, by identifying where future urban growth in these territories is on a collision course with endangered species.

By bringing urbanization and conservation together in the same study, the essays, maps, data, and artwork in this Atlas lay essential groundwork for the future planning and design of hotspot cities and regions as interdependent ecological and economic systems."
culture  economics  future  environment  society  earth  atlas  geography  data  geodata 
june 2017 by garrettc
NYC Space/Time Directory
"The NYC Space/Time Directory will make urban history accessible through a set of resources including: a searchable atlas of New York past, an historical location directory and geocoder, a set of APIs and data sets, and a discovery tool linking NYPL collections together in an historical and geographic context."
data  geography  history  mapping  nyc  geodata 
june 2017 by garrettc
Country polygons as GeoJSON
Country polygons as GeoJSON in a datapackage
data  geo  geocoding  geography  json  geojson  countries  world  resource 
june 2017 by garrettc
Smartphone OS sales market share
This information is based on the research extracted from the Kantar Worldpanel ComTech global consumer panel and refers in all cases to 3 months periods ending the stated month.
ios  android  research  data  geography  smartphone  demographics  business 
may 2017 by garrettc
What You Get When 30 People Draw a World Map From Memory
30 hand drawn maps of the world are combined and averaged.
map  mapping  data  art  geography 
april 2017 by garrettc
British Film Locations website
A guide to the locations where movies were filmed in the UK, Ireland, and The Isle Of Man - with maps, screenshots, and real-life photos.
cinema  film  movies  uk  reference  geography  geodata 
january 2017 by garrettc
Compare Countries Sizes
Drag and drop countries around the map to compare their relative size.
geography  world  data  map  mapping  geodata  education 
november 2016 by garrettc
Atlas Obscura | Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations
"Definitive guidebook and friendly tour-guide to the world's most wondrous places. Travel tips, articles, strange facts and unique events."
culture  environment  geography  travel  weird 
october 2016 by garrettc
Tron 2.0 - Creating a Visual Language of Scale
Mapzen create their own in-house map style, with particular reference to scaling.
code  geography  javascript  maps  mapping  geodata  design  userexperience  pamoja 
october 2016 by garrettc
The True Size Of ...
Drag and drop countries around the map to compare their relative size. Is Greenland really as big as all of Africa? You may be surprised at what you find! A great tool for educators.
maps  mapping  geography  mercator 
july 2016 by garrettc
International postal addessing, address formats, and rules. How
to address postal mail that is sent from the United States to other
countries, with details for each country, sometimes also history and
anecdotes, and links to the postal authorities of each country and to
postal unions, standards, maps, and other relevant information. Unicode
representation of country names.
address  mail  post  country  geography  reference 
july 2016 by garrettc
US and Canada states
Free downloads of US states, Canadian provinces, territories, and minor possessions in formats you can easily integrate with your project.
data  development  html  php  geodata  geography  csv 
december 2015 by garrettc
what3words is a giant grid comprised of 57 trillion 3m x 3m squares that cover the entire globe. It is the simplest way to communicate location.
gis  gps  location  mapping  maps  geocoding  geodata  geography  society 
october 2015 by garrettc
The True Size Of ...
Drag and drop countries around the map to compare their relative size. Is Greenland really as big as all of Africa? You may be surprised at what you find! A great tool for educators.
maps  mapping  geography 
september 2015 by garrettc
It Came From Below
"Sliding around beneath the surface of Los Angeles is something dark, primordial, and without clear form. It seeps up into the city from below through even the smallest cracks and drains. Infernal, it can cause fires and explosions; toxic, it can debilitate, poison, and kill."
science  tar  geology  geography  losangeles 
march 2015 by garrettc
Waiting for the sea
Fascinating piece on the vanishing Aral sea. Great presentation too.
webdesign  design  designthinking  presentation  scroll  bbc  story  aralsea  geography  climate  environment 
february 2015 by garrettc
Bomb Sight - Mapping the London Blitz
"The Bomb Sight project is mapping the London WW2 bomb census between 7/10/1940 and 06/06/1941. Previously available only by viewing in the Reading Room at The National Archives, Bomb Sight is making the maps available to citizen researchers, academics and students."
history  london  maps  war  blitz  wwii  geodata  geography 
november 2014 by garrettc
London Pedestrian Routemap
"The first aim of the London Pedestrian Routemap is to encourage walking in London. It does this by providing a simple, memorable picture of key walking routes in the Capital. At present there is no such map. The Routemap shows how key places connect by straightforward routes of varying character."
mapping  maps  geodata  geography  walking  routes  london 
october 2014 by garrettc
Maps Of Street Layouts Colored By Orientation
Maps of street layouts, coloured based on their orientation. Includes San Francisco, New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Paris, Chicago, Berlin, Boston and London.
mapping  maps  openstreetmap  geodata  geography  cities 
october 2014 by garrettc
Pints in the Sun
Find a pub near you that won't be in the shade.
beer  3d  mapping  maps  geodata  geography 
june 2014 by garrettc
Open Access Maps at The New York Public Library
More than 20,000 cartographic works as high resolution downloads
creativecommons  history  maps  mapping  geography  geodata  newyork  library 
april 2014 by garrettc
Locating London's Past
Allows you to search a wide body of digital resources relating to early modern and eighteenth-century London, and to map the results on to a fully GIS compliant version of John Rocque's 1746 map.
data  gis  geocoding  geodata  history  london  mapping  maps  geography 
february 2014 by garrettc
UK Postcodes
UK Postcodes is a webservice for postcodes in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. As well as geographical information, it also returns information about council areas and constituencies.
api  geocoding  opendata  uk  geodata  geography  webservices 
january 2014 by garrettc
A Guide to Coordinate Systems in Great Britain (pdf)
Myth 1: "A point on the ground has a unique latitude and longitude" - eek!
geography  ordnancesurvey  data  geo  geocoding  geodata 
october 2012 by garrettc
US Historical Topographic Map Collection
The U.S. Geological Survey released more than 161,000 digitally scanned historical maps spanning over 130 years.
geography  history  mapping  maps  geodata  usa 
april 2012 by garrettc
Old Maps Online
Historical maps from libraries around the world
mapping  maps  history  geo  geodata  geography  cartography 
march 2012 by garrettc
Bear 71 - An interactive documentary
An interactive documentary which begins with the capture of a grizzly, its tagging, and then release. A first-person narrative tells a story through the eyes of the bear. As the observer, youfollow the bear and explore its environment on an abstract map.
art  documentary  nature  geocoding  geodata  geography  geolocation  flash  narrative  storytelling  wdcsintranet 
february 2012 by garrettc
SimpleGeo neighbourhood shapefiles
SimpleGeo release their European neighbourhood shapefiles under the Open Database License
api  geocoding  geodata  geography  geotagging  geometry  shapefile  opendata  opensource  openstreetmap 
august 2011 by garrettc
You Have No Idea How Big Africa Really Is (But This Map Does)
"It's about 11.7 million square miles, which is really big—big enough to fit the United States, China, India, Japan, and much of Europe within its borders." - It's also a continent, not a country. Interesting cartographic experiment nonetheless.
africa  maps  mapping  geography  visualisation  education  cartography 
october 2010 by garrettc
Spatial History Project
The Spatial History Lab at Stanford University is a place for a collaborative community of scholars to engage in creative visual analysis to further research in the field of history.
history  maps  mapping  gis  research  geography  data  archive  visualisation 
september 2010 by garrettc
BBC - Dimensions
Dimensions takes important places, events and things, and overlays them onto a map of where you are.
maps  mapping  history  statistics  data  geography  geolocation  visualisation 
august 2010 by garrettc
Ten of the greatest maps that changed the world
"…a new exhibition at the British Library charts the extraordinary documents that transformed the way we view the globe forever."
maps  mapping  cartography  politics  geography  data  design  history  inspiration 
may 2010 by garrettc
A Vision of Britain through Time
A vision of Britain between 1801 and 2001. Including maps, statistical trends and historical descriptions.
history  maps  uk  statistics  reference  geography  research  census 
april 2010 by garrettc
Can better signs help pedestrians understand London?
I saw some of these wayfinding signs the other week and really liked them
london  design  maps  mapping  travel  information  wayfinding  geography 
april 2010 by garrettc
Relampago del Catatumbo - Atlas Obscura
"For 140 to 160 nights out of the year, for 10 hours at a time, the sky above the river is pierced by almost constant lightning."
weather  nature  geography  travel  inspiration  lightening  electrical 
january 2010 by garrettc
BLDGBLOG: Remnants of the Biosphere
Awesome and creepy photos of the abandoned Biosphere 2 experiment (remember that?!) in the Arizona desert
architecture  photography  abandoned  geography  science  biology  biosphere 
january 2010 by garrettc
Tom Taylor's tool for displaying Flickr's shapefile boundaries, all fed from our geotagged photos. See how Flickr sees the world.
mapping  location  local  woe  place  neighbourhood  visualisation  geography  geocoding  geotagging  torchbox  maps 
november 2008 by garrettc
Internet Maps
Interesting visualisations of country and city internet connections.
art  culture  data  geography  illustration  information  mapping  network  reference  research  structure  maps 
october 2007 by garrettc
Geocode data for the UK available under a Creative Commons by-sa license.
geography  geotagging  postcodes  uk  search  location  maps 
may 2007 by garrettc
Watch twitters arrive in realtime plotted on a world map. Complete timehole, but strangely compelling
community  earth  cool  geek  geography  googlemaps  identity  socialsoftware  technology  twitter  visualisation  world  mashup  maps 
march 2007 by garrettc
TagMaps - World Explorer
From Yahoo! Research Berkeley. Overlaying geotagged images from flickr onto a map to aid exploration.
flickr  folksonomy  geography  geotagging  gis  gps  images  interface  internet  photo  photography  research  search  tagging  technology  maps 
january 2007 by garrettc
Expedition 10 Earth Observation Photos
"Expedition 10 Commander Leroy Chiao, who lived aboard the International Space Station from October 2004 to April 2005, took more than 24,000 Earth observation photos... These are his 10 favorite"
art  astronomy  geography  images  photo  space  nasa  desktop 
january 2007 by garrettc
Manhattan Timeformations
Interactive animations and exploded timelines mapping Manhattan's development
animation  architecture  art  design  flash  geography  gis  history  information  interaction  reference  space  visualisation  visual  nyc  newyork  maps 
august 2006 by garrettc
Google Sightseeing
Visit the world without leaving the comfort of your armchair.
art  blog  culture  discussion  earth  google  geography  geek  gallery  googleearth  googlemaps  guide  humour  images  online  photography  satellite  search  Travel  world  space  technology  maps 
july 2006 by garrettc
The Big Here
You live in the big here. Wherever you live, your tiny spot is deeply intertwined within a larger place, imbedded fractal-like into a whole system called a watershed, which is itself integrated with other watersheds into a tightly interdependent biome.
article  awareness  blog  community  culture  education  geography  information  nature  philosophy  science  social  environment  maps 
july 2006 by garrettc
Thought provoking and interesting set of maps where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest. Population, air travel, tourism, expenditure etc.
cool  data  design  earth  education  geography  history  future  images  information  research  social  sociology  visualisation  teaching  statistics  world  demographics  maps 
may 2006 by garrettc
Montreal by Metro
Fantastic unofficial site for the Montréal Metro system including a by-station listing of the artwork and sculptures
geography  canada  montréal  montreal  metro  underground  artwork  art  sculpture  interesting  reference 
september 2005 by garrettc

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