Posts Tagged 'maps'

Christoph Niemann

Via Urban Tick and someone else I forgot already – http://christophniemann.com/ http://niemann.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/10/my-way/

Londonist on Maps

Finding the centre of London project which reminds me of something seen on Flickr, finding the centre of Hackney perhaps?

This reminds me of my Masters mapping Ackroyd project but on Sherlock Holmes.

Interesting mapping tools to check out – http://www.mapchannels.com/

Londonist’s whole map archive looks worthwhile – http://londonist.com/tags/maps

Google Street View Videos

I was thinking about this recently. If maps are a simple way to visualise being in a location, or moving through a location through tracing a route then Street View should enable us to be one step closer to actually following a route without actually being there. I hadn’t yet found an automatic way of animating Street View (there are plently of examples of people doing it “manually” by clicking through) until I came across this discussion on Flickr of someone who had done it the manual way.

A link from that discussion led to this on a Google Maps project site which is a program for “driving” though directions entered into Google Maps. Pretty much exactly what I was looking for.

I havent had a chance to try this but looks like it might be something similar.