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WhatFreeWords status update
Free clone of What3Words is being bullied by the company.
maps  what3words  whatfreewords  dmcs  copyright  licensing  tootme 
14 days ago by nelson
Name US cities
A little game where you type in all the names of cities you remember
cities  america  game  maps  via:metafilter  tootme  geography 
21 days ago by nelson
An unauthorized reimplementation of the stupid What3Words proprietary addressing system. Linked FAQ includes plausible claim to not be violating any copyright
copyright  what3words  addressing  maps 
5 weeks ago by nelson
Viking Expansion
Excellent map of Viking raids and conquering in the middle ages
vikings  norway  history  maps  tootme 
6 weeks ago by nelson
Silver Upper White River
One of a series of similar themed Maya Lin sculptures, castings in silver of river traces
maps  mayalin  rivers  art  sculpture  tootme 
6 weeks ago by nelson
Global Islands Explorer
New map of polygons for all islands in the world
islands  maps  gis  polygons  tootme  usgs 
7 weeks ago by nelson
Amtrak tracking
Nicely done map with live train locations and status
amtrak  trains  america  maps  tootme 
11 weeks ago by nelson
Slavery map in 1860 US
County-level data on percentage of slaver households
slavery  america  history  maps  1860  census 
12 weeks ago by nelson
Trails of Wind
Airport runway orientations mapped
maps  wind  airports  visualization  tootme 
july 2019 by nelson
US Concentration Camp Map
Collection of ICE facilities on the Mexican border with notes on abuses
mexico  america  immigration  humanrights  trump  politics  maps 
july 2019 by nelson
fully functioning slippy maps via telnet, in a tty
maps  tty  hack  via:migurski  tootme 
july 2019 by nelson
Bad Google detour
100 cars get trapped in a muddy field
google  maps  routing  colorado  funny  tootme 
june 2019 by nelson
Global ocean circulation
Map on a neat projection, spilhaus, shows ocean currents
ocean  oceanography  current  maps  projections  tootme 
june 2019 by nelson
California electric grid
Open data map of major powerlines in California
california  power  maps  gis  tootme 
june 2019 by nelson
People Map of the US
Map emphasizing names of people frequently searched on Wikipedia
wikipedia  fame  maps  tootme 
may 2019 by nelson
Gerrymandering / census connection
GOP genius on gerrymandering wanted the 2020 census to ask the citizenship question, as a way to aid gerrymandering via undercounting
maps  gerrymandering  politics  trump  census  citizenship 
may 2019 by nelson
JavaScript mapping in 2018
(despite title, a new post): nice update on what you can use to make maps now
javascript  maps  mapboxgljs  mapbox  tootme 
may 2019 by nelson
CNN vs Fox: search trend map
Interesting visualization of the growth of Fox News
fox  cnn  propaganda  maps  tootme  politics 
may 2019 by nelson
Wikipedia Map Tutorials
A set of tutorials, etc for making maps in Wikipedia's house style. There's lots of other info scattered in a disorganized way across Wikipedia pages
wikipedia  maps  tootme  cartography 
may 2019 by nelson
Hedvig's Pacific maps
Lovely maps of Pacific islands showing cultural and travel connections
pacific  islands  maps  polynesia  tootme 
may 2019 by nelson
GDAL SRS Barn Raising
Explanation of the logic behind GDAL 3.0, a major refactoring of the important GIS library
gis  gdal  crs  coordinates  maps  software  tootme 
may 2019 by nelson
Michigan gerrymandering
New federal court ruling that partisan gerrymandering is unconstitutional
michigan  gerrymandering  politics  maps 
april 2019 by nelson
tourisme fluvial
Map of navigable waterways in France
maps  rivers  canals  france  tourism  tootme 
april 2019 by nelson
rund um Berlin
A radical design for Berlin's transit map
berlin  transit  maps  design  tootme 
april 2019 by nelson
Berlin transit map
An effort to redesign, with comparison to previous maps
maps  transit  berlin  via:hackernews  design 
april 2019 by nelson
IRS audit disparities
Disproportionate burden for poor families taking the Earned Income Credit
irs  taxes  harassment  politics  maps 
april 2019 by nelson
Public map of wifi networks found
wifi  maps  networks  wireless  tootme 
march 2019 by nelson
What Three Words is bad
Another essay on why the proprietary addressing system is bad for the world
geography  what3words  badtech  maps 
march 2019 by nelson
WebGL terrain shading
Nice tutorial from start to finish
maps  webgl  terrain  rendering  tootme 
march 2019 by nelson
UUCP maps
Some history from the pre-Internet days
uucp  maps  history  networks  tootme 
march 2019 by nelson
OSM and EU Copyright
New EU rules make OSM's acceptance of data from users much more complicated
politics  eu  copyright  osm  maps  tootme 
march 2019 by nelson
Actual European Discoveries
Map of all the places that were actually discovered for the first time by the European age of exploration
europe  maps  discovery  tootme  islands 
march 2019 by nelson
The Heart of the Grand Canyon
Appreciation of a classic of handmade mapping
maps  grandcanyon  tootme  cartography 
march 2019 by nelson
SF surveillance cameras
New map of some 2500 cameras around San Francisco
maps  sanfrancisco  crime  police  privacy  surveillance  via:reddit  tootme 
february 2019 by nelson
The Making of Tupaia’s Map
A detailed new interpretation of the 1769 map of Polynesia, based on an understanding of traditional wayfinding
maps  polynesia  tupaia  tootme  culture  anthropology  history 
february 2019 by nelson
Tupaia / Cook map of Polynesia
1769 map produced by the collaboration of Polynesians and Europeans
polynesia  europe  maps  anthropology  history  tootme 
february 2019 by nelson
Qwant Maps
European search engine has an open source web map service
maps  qwant  mapping  mapboxgl  tootme 
february 2019 by nelson
Musée des Plans-Reliefs
French museum of models of buildings, etc for war planning
architecture  models  maps  france  museums  tootme 
february 2019 by nelson
World religions map
Reddit post, very detailed rendering
maps  religion  reddit  visualization  tootme 
february 2019 by nelson
Pre-contact languages in CONUS
Map of Indian languages, cultures, etc in the area now occupied by the contiguous 48 US states
maps  languages  indians  nativeamericans  tootme  via:reddit 
february 2019 by nelson
Marin 1930s transit
Streetcar map from the time that was
marin  transit  bayarea  tootme  maps 
january 2019 by nelson
Location History Visualizer
Heatmap visualizer for Google Timeline data; kind of like my own Wanderings product
wanderings  visualization  maps  heatmap  location  googletimeline 
january 2019 by nelson
Apple Maps: Web
DuckDuckGo is now publishing Apple Maps, this may be the first consumer web interface to Apple's maps
apple  maps  cartography  duckduckgo  tootme 
january 2019 by nelson
San Francisco scale model
On display for first time in years! In pieces in local libraries
maps  models  sanfrancisco  urbanplanning  tootme 
january 2019 by nelson
US ski maps
Interview with the artist behind most American ski maps
maps  skiing  tootme 
january 2019 by nelson
Open Precinct Data
Working towards making more of the data of US democracy available to all
maps  elections  precincts  gerrymandering  opendata  tootme 
december 2018 by nelson
Mercator Globe
The perfect gift for the map nerd in your life
maps  funny  globe  projection  mercator  tootme 
december 2018 by nelson
SF 1920s zoning
Early plan for much denser commercial /cc @enf @migurski. H igher resolution version at
maps  sanfrancisco  zoning  commercial  walkable  tootme 
december 2018 by nelson
Amit Patel has reached a stopping point on his latest generative procedural map project
maps  generative  proceduralgeneration  games  tootme  amitp  amitpatel 
november 2018 by nelson
Parody map backfire
Man tweets Thanksgiving pie map as a joke. People freak out.
maps  funny  parody  politics  tootme  pie  thanksgiving  visualization 
november 2018 by nelson
Esri and Winning
Danger of a software monopoly in the GIS market
esri  opensource  software  tootme  maps  cartography  gis 
november 2018 by nelson
European language map
Very detailed map with an emphasis on minority languages
maps  languages  linguistics  culture  europe  tootme 
november 2018 by nelson
Radio Garden
Globe interface to streaming radio all over the Internet
maps  via:hackernews  streaming  radio 
november 2018 by nelson
2018 Blue Wave
A nice overview on the national trend of this election
politics  maps  election  2018  bluewave 
november 2018 by nelson
Scoring a redistricting plan
How to implement a tool to detect gerrymandering
politics  planscore  gerrymandering  tootme  maps 
november 2018 by nelson
2018 political ads
Various map visualizations of what topics are in TV ads for the election
election  politics  maps  via:reddit 
november 2018 by nelson
Voter turnout map
Details by county of which Americans voted in 2016
america  voting  politics  votingrights  maps  data 
october 2018 by nelson
Ethnographic map of Austrian Empire, 1855
I georectified a beautifully detailed map posted to reddit
maps  reddit  tootme  austria  europe  1855  hungary  ethnicgroups 
october 2018 by nelson
Monterey Canyon
Remarkably deep underwater canyon just off the coast of California
california  ocean  maps  bathymetry  tootme  montereybay  montereycanyon 
october 2018 by nelson
International airspace
The ways that various country's airspaces distort flight paths
aviation  flying  tootme  maps  airspace 
october 2018 by nelson
Where We Live
NYT visualization of every building in America
maps  america  openstreetmap  microsoft  osm  buildings  tootme 
october 2018 by nelson
Paris bus line map
Lovely cartography; simple strip maps
maps  paris  bus  transit  tootme 
october 2018 by nelson
Arago Medallions
The Paris Meridian, a cartographic curiosity
maps  cartography  paris  meridian  france  tootme 
october 2018 by nelson
What the tile?
A new tool for quickly finding the name / address of a specific slippy map tile
tiles  googlemaps  maps  tiling  maptiles 
october 2018 by nelson
American connectedness
Smart visualizations of Facebook friendship data, showing geographical connectedness in social relationships
america  maps  visualization  facebook 
september 2018 by nelson
QAnon world map
Batshit insane conspiracy theory has an incomprehensible map
maps  qanon  charts  politics  conspiracy  batshitinsane 
september 2018 by nelson
Mapbox response to vandalism
Details on how Mapbox handled the hateful slur someone stuck in OSM
maps  osm  openstreetmap  mapbox  hatespeech  vandalism  moderation 
august 2018 by nelson
Population density vs. voting pattern
Interesting visualization technique, seeing which parts of America deviate from a norm
maps  visualization  tootme  politics  voting 
august 2018 by nelson
OSM vandalism takes
Funny and insightful summary of possible responses to the MapBox gaffe
mapbox  maps  funny  nazis  moderation  tootme 
august 2018 by nelson
2018 Political Atlas
Horse-race site, excellent presentation of polls, influencers, bots (!), etc. Good per-race breakdowns
election  politics  polling  maps 
august 2018 by nelson
S2 Geometry
Google's approach to grids for spheres. /cc @redblobgames
maps  geometry  geography  google  via:mastodon 
august 2018 by nelson
Uber H3
A hex grid for spatial data. Seems a bit overengineered, but interesting. /cc @redblobgames
grids  geometry  maps  via:mastodon 
august 2018 by nelson
Equal Earth projection
A new equal area projection that's not totally ugly like Gall-Peters is
maps  projection  equalarea  earth 
august 2018 by nelson
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