Amnesty International in New Zealand has developed an app that analyses your Facebook timeline for possible crimes under international law.
If you connect Trial by Timeline to your Facebook account you can view a map of all the locations in the world where you could face imprisonment for your behaviour. I must remember not to post drunken messages to my Facebook wall if I’m ever in Kuwait.
It should be a crime under international law to listen to Bob Dylan. However Slate has decided to mark Bob Dylan’s 72nd birthday with a map of every street, town, and city Dylan has ever sung about.
If you click on a song’s marker on the Bob Dylan Map you can then click through to read the lyrics of the song or listen to it on Spotify. I was kidding by the way, I love Bob Dylan’s music.
One map kept cropping up in my never ending search for maps this week. The CSS Tube Map recreates Harry Beck’s famous London Underground map using nothing but HTML5, CSS3 and a tiny bit of jQuery. It uses no images.
The map was created by John Galantini, who you may know from his CSS Tardis.
The Atlas of Public Stocks is a searchable Google Map of publicly listed companies around the world. The map allows users to locate public companies within definable distances from a given address.
If you select a marker on the map you can view detailed information about the company, including the postal and website address. The details include which sector the company is in. Probably the only thing missing on this map is the ability to filter the companies by the sector. It would be nice to be able to search the map by sector as well as by distance.
The data is there so it should be a simple task to add that option to the map.
HouseinCity is a Google Maps based real-estate engine for a number of Indian cities.
HouseinCity allows house hunters to search for a property by location, price, the number of bedrooms and by the property’s builder. In what I think is a first for Indian real-estate websites, HouseinCity also offers users the option to search by commuting time.
The map includes two commuting time options. ‘Metro Connectivity’ overlays a heat map of metro travel times on the map. The heat map shows the average commuting time for a morning commute on the metro. Alternatively, for the driving times of a commute in morning traffic, users can use the ‘Project Connectivity’ option.
It is also possible to display local amenities, like schools, shopping malls etc. on the map. If you select any of the local amenities on the map you can instantly view the travel time that it will take to reach the amenity from your selected location.
We told you about the Street View “trekker” a few months ago; the amazing backpack-based camera system for adding Street View imagery from remote locations. The folks from TechCrunch have been digging deep into Google’s technology (including great insight into how underwater Street View works), and they’ve spent some time looking at the trekker. The […]
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gsalr.com is a garage sale, yard sale and estate sale listing service with a handy Google Maps interface and trip planner that can help you plan your weekend garage sale trips.
If you select a sale’s marker on the map you can view details of the sale and click on the ‘add to trip planner’ button to add the sale to your personal trip planner. After you have selected all the sales that you plan to visit you can then click on the ‘View Route and Directions’ button in the side panel to open another map with a planned route and the directions to all your planned sales.
Today I came across this Open Street Map of aerial imagery showing the devastating damage caused by the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma.
Unfortunately the map doesn’t have any zoom controls or an option to view aerial imagery of the same location before the tornado struck. The map, however, does include a dynamic URL that gives the latitude and longitude of the current view. Therefore, if you want to compare before and after views of the tornado, you can grab the latitude and longitude of a view and paste it into Google Maps.
The aerial view above shows Plaza Towers Elementary School. Below is the aerial view of the same school on Google Maps, taken before the tornado.
The New York Times has also created two evocative custom Street View images of the devastation caused by the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma - Before and After: 360° Views From Moore.
Since 1997 German artist Gunter Demnig has been creating memorials for individual victims of the Holocaust. Demnig’s stolpersteine (stumbling blocks) are small, cobblestone-sized memorials for individual victims of Nazism.
Each stolperstein is placed in the sidewalk outside the victim’s home. Stolpersteine Online is a Google Map of the memorials that have been erected. The project has created about 35,000 stumbling blocks so far. This is a very small percentage of the total number of victims of the Holocaust, however if you zoom in on any German city on this map you still can’t be overwhelmed by the sheer scale of the Nazis Holocaust.
Trimble (the company that purchased SketchUp last year) has just released SketchUp 2013 with a variety of upgrades and enhancements. Extension Warehouse The new Extension Warehouse is designed to be a “one-stop shop for anyone looking to customize their copy of SketchUp”, with tons of new features included. LayOut in SketchUp Pro 2013 New in […]
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Street View Quiz is a series of quiz questions based on Google Maps Street View.
In each quiz question you are presented with a Street View and then have to answer a question related to the view presented. The questions might ask you to name something seen in the Street View or you could get a more general question about something that happened at the location.
Street View Quiz includes a simple interface that allows users to create their own questions by providing a link to a Street View and submitting the question and answer.
GeoGuessr is a Street View geography quiz that sets you the challenge of guessing the locations of a series of random Street View images. Using visual clues, such as the fauna, landscape and street furniture you have to place a pin on a global Google Map indicating where you think each Street View image was taken.
The closer your guess to the actual location then the more points you win.
Locatestreet is a very similar game that presents a series of random Street Views and the player has to guess the country where the image was captured.
The featured terrain, architecture, street furniture and modes of transport all provide clues that can help the player guess the country of origin of the random Street View image. The game also includes three clues for each image, but be warned - if you use a clue you will win less points.
The New York Times have created two evocative custom Street View images of the devastion caused by the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma -Before and After: 360° Views From Moore.
The custom Street Views were captured on Tuesday and have been synced with the Google Maps Street Views that were captured in December 2007. If you pan either Street View both the before and after image moves so you can compare the images around the whole 360 degrees.
The Times captured two custom Street View images, one at South Avery Drive, between Southeast 4th and 8th Street, and the other at Southeast 4th Street and Heatherwood Drive.