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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

by sbrothier (via)
The goal of this site is to investigate and show how web browsers can be used for thematic mapping. A thematic map displays the spatial pattern of a social or physical phenomenon, such as population density, life expectancy or climate change.


by sbrothier & 2 others
Polymaps provides speedy display of multi-zoom datasets over maps, and supports a variety of visual presentations for tiled vector data, in addition to the usual cartography from OpenStreetMap, CloudMade, Bing, and other providers of image-based web maps.

The 4th Dimension – Creating Dynamic Animated Tile Layers in Bing Maps (AJAX v7) – Part 2 (recovered) | Alastair Aitchison

by sbrothier (via)
In my last post, I attempted to create an animated weather map in Bing Maps by using a custom tilelayer that pointed to a set of dynamically-generated animated GIF image tiles. Note that the tilesource itself never changed – it was the tile images which the tilelayer pointed to that were animated, rather than the tilesource itself. There are a number of limitations with this approach, since there is no way in the client application to control the animation

thematic mapping blog: Showing Zoomify images with Leaflet

by sbrothier (via)
Today, I'm starting a new blog series written from Foldøy, a tiny island in south west Norway which will be my home for two months. In this first post, I'll show you how to deliver zoomable high-resolution images with Leaflet. I've brought along 17 kg of mapping and visualization books to keep me occupied

Leaflet - a JavaScript library for mobile-friendly maps

by sbrothier & 3 others
Leaflet is a modern open-source JavaScript library for mobile-friendly interactive maps. It is developed by Vladimir Agafonkin with a team of dedicated contributors. Weighing just about 33 KB of JS, it has all the features most developers ever need for online maps. Leaflet is designed with simplicity, performance and usability in mind. It works efficiently across all major desktop and mobile platforms out of the box, taking advantage of HTML5 and CSS3 on modern browsers while still being accessible on older ones. It can be extended with a huge amount of plugins, has a beautiful, easy to use and well-documented API and a simple, readable source code that is a joy to contribute to.

MapTiler - fast maps for the web and mobile. Prepare map tiles for Google Maps, Google Earth KML SuperOverlay

by sbrothier
Drop images of maps into MapTiler and with a couple of clicks the software prepares HTML files with viewers based on Google Maps API, Leaflet and OpenLayers. Enjoy the maps on your mobile phone or tablet even while offline.

GMap Image Cutter

by srcmax
Includes a template to use the Image Cutter with Google Maps API v3 and fixes a bug with the maximum zoom level in version 1.41.