Posts Tagged: google

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    With the Demise of Google Maps Engine, What Next For GME Users?

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    At the beginning of 2013 Google launched Google Maps Engine Lite, a simpler and easier to use version of their commercial Maps Engine, which was designed as a successor to Google’s My Maps feature. In essence, My Maps and GME were web based, simplified GIS tools, allowing a user to create maps with overlays of… Read more »

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    Test Drive The New Google Maps Preview; With A Little Bit Of Cookie Hacking

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    There’s a new version of Google Maps for the web but so far it’s not for everyone. You need to request an invite and not everyone gets one of those it seems. But if you’re impatient or curious and don’t mind a tiny amount of technical hackery you can get to test drive the new version without the need to be one of those blessed with a preview invite.

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    After The Missing Manual For OpenStreetMap, Here’s The Google Map Maker Version

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    The growth and uptake of today’s internet and web allows us to do a lot of things that were previously the preserve of the professional. You can see this in the rise of words which now have citizen prepended to them. We don’t just write blog posts, we’re citizen journalists. We don’t just take photographs,… Read more »

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    Map Push Pins vs. Dots? Google Map Engine vs. Dotspotting?

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    Yesterday, Google launched their Maps Engine Lite beta; a way of quickly and easily visualising small scale geographic data sets on (unsurprisingly) a Google map. The service allows you to upload a CSV file containing geographic information and style the resulting map with the data added to it. I thought I’d give it a try…. Read more »

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    Map Wars; Are Apple’s Maps Really That Bad?

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    Making a map isn’t easy. Making a map of streets and land features is hard. Making a map of streets and land features that stays up to date is harder. Making a map of streets, features and places, businesses, services, points of interest is harder still. Making a map of all of the previous that… Read more »

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    Making Maps Underground

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    Warning. This post contains a sweeping generalisation. Yes, I know that Places are not just part of today’s digital maps; see the James Fee and Tyler Bell hangout The One Where Tyler Bell Defines Big Data as a proof point. But for the sake of this post, just assume that Places and maps are synonymous…. Read more »

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    Foursquare Checkins, Maps And WordPress; Now With MOAR Maps

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    If you’re an avid Foursquare user you can already display your last checkin, visualised on a map, in the sidebar of your WordPress powered site with the WP Quadratum plugin. Foursquare, checkins and maps … what more could you ask for? Maybe the answer is more maps. Version 1.1 of the WP Quadratum plugin, which… Read more »

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    Is This Apple’s New Map? (It Doesn’t Look Like Google’s)

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    Updated 8/3/12 at 12.20 GMT Judging by comments to this blog post, on Twitter and on Google Plus, the consensus seems to be that yes, Apple is using OSM data from 2010 outside of the US; inside of the US it’s (probably) TIGER data and no, there doesn’t seem to be attribution and Apple may… Read more »

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    Foursquare Goes With OpenStreetMap; On The Web

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    In web and location circles, much has been made of Foursquare’s recent “little announcement” of the location based, check-in, company’s decision to oust Google Maps and instead to go with OpenStreetMap data, by way of MapBox. From reading a lot of the coverage you’d be forgiven for thinking that Foursquare has completely severed ties with… Read more »

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    Costa Rica And Nicaragua; A Border Dispute In The Age Of Web Maps

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    The popular press and media likes nothing better to poke fun at people who seem to ignore their own senses and instead rely on their GPS sat-nav systems, which frequently results in people ending up in the middle of fields, in the middle of rivers or even, in extreme cases, almost driving off of the… Read more »