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June 2014

8-Bit Cities

by sbrothier & 1 other
City maps in the style of 1980s video games

Skybox Imaging - Welcome

by sbrothier
We empower global businesses to make better decisions with timely, high fidelity imagery and infinite analytics. Work with us in one of three ways.

Skybox Imaging - Skybox Imaging + Google

by sbrothier
We’re thrilled to announce that Skybox Imaging has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Google! Five years ago, we began the Skybox journey to revolutionize access to information about the changes happening across the surface of the Earth. We’ve made great strides in the pursuit of that vision. We’ve built and launched the world’s smallest high­-resolution imaging satellite, which collects beautiful and useful images and video every day. We have built an incredible team and empowered them to push the state­-of­-the-­art in imaging to new heights. The time is right to join a company who can challenge us to think even bigger and bolder, and who can support us in accelerating our ambitious vision.

May 2014

Map Style Editor | MapStylr

by sbrothier
MapStylr is a free online tool that helps you create, store and publish unique google map styles.

The Trick That Makes Google's Self-Driving Cars Work - Alexis C. Madrigal - The Atlantic

by sbrothier
Google's self-driving cars can tour you around the streets of Mountain View, California.  I know this. I rode in one this week. I saw the car's human operator take his hands from the wheel and the computer assume control. "Autodriving," said a woman's voice, and just like that, the car was operating autonomously, changing lanes, obeying traffic lights, monitoring cyclists and pedestrians, making lefts. Even the way the car accelerated out of turns felt right. 

April 2014

Can You Identify These Cities From Their Light Signatures? - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus

by sbrothier, 1 comment
The light that a city emits is like its glowing fingerprint. From the orderly grid of Manhattan, to the sprawling, snaking streets of Milan, to the bright contrast of Kuwait’s ring-roads, each city leaves its own pattern of tiny glowing dots. See if you can ID these cities based on the way they shine.

Classic album covers in Google Street View – in pictures | Cities |

by innipukinn & 1 other
From Pink Floyd to PJ Harvey, our Street View specialist shows us the world's cities through the lens of famous album covers

Classic album covers in Google Street View – in pictures | Cities |

by sbrothier & 1 other (via)
From Pink Floyd to PJ Harvey, our Street View specialist shows us the world's cities through the lens of famous album covers

March 2014

Google Naps: la Google Maps qui vous dit où faire la sieste |

by groucho
Google Naps: la Google #Maps qui vous dit où faire la sieste

Geoshizzle |

by sbrothier
Slides (with notes in Dutch) of a talk I gave at a recent Fronteers Meetup covering my love for mapping (projections and coordinate systems), Google Maps, and working with geodata.

Randomness in map design | Mapbox

by sbrothier
I introduced an element of randomness into a recent map design. Misplaced buildings and overlapping areas of texture bring energy and excitement to the experience of viewing a map. The end result is a little disorienting, but still mostly familiar:

Open Trip Planner

by oseres
OpenTripPlanner provides a range of passenger information and transportation network analysis features using our infrastructure for finding itineraries combining transit, pedestrian, bike, and car segments.

February 2014

Polymaps - Midnight Commander

by sbrothier
You know, for when you’re Jason Bourne and you’re on the run from the man and you break into the command center and you pull up the secret map interface? That one. This map is constructed using a single image layer of CloudMade tiles. The tiles are in spherical mercator coordinates, and the map has standard interaction controls, so this basic example is a useful starting point for customization. Register a developer account with CloudMade for your own API key.

January 2014