Posts Tagged: geotagged

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    The Changing Map Of Europe’s Boundaries

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    The boundaries of Europe’s constituent countries have changed a lot in my lifetime. Some countries don’t exist anymore whilst others have come into existence. But it takes a map visualisation to make you realise just how much the map of Europe has changed.

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    Marvellous Miniature Map

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    Some maps are works of art; this miniature marvel is no exception. You’d be forgiven for thinking it’s deserved of a place hanging on someone’s wall, but the truth is that this map is far more likely to end up in a rubbish bin.

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    How A Map Can Go Viral (In 8 Simple Steps)

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    Back in February of this year, at the height of the madness that was the Vaguely Rude Places Map, Ed Freyfogle from London’s #geomob meetup got in touch and asked me to come and tell the story behind the map. This is that story.

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    The List Of Basic Human Needs (Fixed)

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    In 1943 psychologist Abraham Maslow wrote a paper called A Theory Of Human Motivation which set out what he perceived as our basic needs, laid out in a hierarchy. Maybe it’s time to update Maslow’s hierarchy to fit in with the times we live in. Maybe someone’s already done this. Image Credits: Wikipedia and Geeks… Read more »

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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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    Organic Pigs Or Organic Pig Waste? Mapping The Pros And Cons Of Each US State

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    Where you choose to live is always a trade off between the pros and the cons, the good and the bad. It probably comes as no surprise that if you’re a resident of Iowa and you have the most organic pigs in the United States you will also have the highest amount of pig waste…. Read more »

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    Mapping Heavy Metal With A Little Help From The CIA

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    If there’s an unwritten law of digital map making it is this: given a data set with a geographical element, someone, somewhere, will probably make a map out of it. A prime example of this law is mining data from Encyclopedia Metallum detailing the Heavy Metal bands per country and mashing it up with population… Read more »

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    Pigs On A Map

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    Each time I find a new map I always end up learning something, sometimes directly from the map, sometimes from the content of what the map is trying to show. But I always end up learning something. In the case of this map, from H. W. Hill and Co from Decatur, Illinois circa 1884, I… 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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    You May Have Helped Map The Internet Without Knowing It

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    According to the Internet Systems Consortium there’s somewhere over 900 million things connected to the internet. This isn’t the amount of things, computers, mobile phones, tablets, that use the internet, but the number of things that have a public IP address. Maybe by correlating the locations of these public IP addresses you could make a… Read more »