35 minutes ago
[table][tr][td]Magnitude mb 4.6Region CENTRAL TURKEYDate time 2023-06-05 16:40:48.0 UTCLocation 38.00 N ; 36.60 EDepth 10 km

[/td][/tr][/table]Earthquake, Magnitude 4.6 - CENTRAL TURKEY - 2023 June 05, 16:40:48 UTC

1 hour ago
[table][tr][td]Magnitude mb 4.8Region NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.Date time 2023-06-05 15:49:08.1 UTCLocation 5.74 S ; 152.19 EDepth 8 km

[/td][/tr][/table]Earthquake, Magnitude 4.8 - NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G. - 2023 June 05, 15:49:08 UTC

1 hour ago
[table][tr][td]Magnitude M 4.3Region KALIMANTAN, INDONESIADate time 2023-06-05 16:13:17.0 UTCLocation 1.04 N ; 117.86 EDepth 10 km

[/td][/tr][/table]Earthquake, Magnitude 4.3 - KALIMANTAN, INDONESIA - 2023 June 05, 16:13:17 UTC

1 hour ago
[table][tr][td]Magnitude M 4.2Region NEGROS, PHILIPPINESDate time 2023-06-05 16:10:39.0 UTCLocation 9.74 N ; 122.10 EDepth 10 km

[/td][/tr][/table]Earthquake, Magnitude 4.2 - NEGROS, PHILIPPINES - 2023 June 05, 16:10:39 UTC

1 hour ago
[table][tr][td]Magnitude M 4.7Region GUERRERO, MEXICODate time 2023-06-05 15:46:50.0 UTCLocation 18.41 N ; 101.86 WDepth 5 km

[/td][/tr][/table]Earthquake, Magnitude 4.7 - GUERRERO, MEXICO - 2023 June 05, 15:46:50 UTC

Josh Renaud
2 hours ago

This past weekend, STLtoday continued looking deeper into plans to reshape the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

In print, I mapped where parishes were being subsumed and merged in #StLouis city and county — and where they weren't.

And online we charted the networks of parishes that will be sharing pastors.

#localjournalism #journalism #news #localnews #stl #religion #catholic #infographics #maps #dataviz #visualization #datajournalism

Print map of changes to parishes in St. Louis.
Online map of networks of parishes that share a pastor.
2 hours ago
[table][tr][td]Magnitude Mw 5.2Region NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.Date time 2023-06-05 15:41:48.0 UTCLocation 5.82 S ; 152.03 EDepth 60 km

[/td][/tr][/table]Earthquake, Magnitude 5.1 - NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G. - 2023 June 05, 15:41:43 UTC

2 hours ago
[table][tr][td]Magnitude mb 4.0Region SALTA, ARGENTINADate time 2023-06-05 05:24:26.1 UTCLocation 24.09 S ; 67.22 WDepth 205 km

[/td][/tr][/table]Earthquake, Magnitude 4.0 - SALTA, ARGENTINA - 2023 June 05, 05:24:26 UTC

4 hours ago
[table][tr][td]Magnitude M 4.3Region SOUTHERN PERUDate time 2023-06-05 13:25:15.0 UTCLocation 15.79 S ; 71.77 WDepth 8 km

[/td][/tr][/table]Earthquake, Magnitude 4.3 - SOUTHERN PERU - 2023 June 05, 13:25:15 UTC

4 hours ago
[table][tr][td]Magnitude M 4.8Region SOUTH OF SUMBAWA, INDONESIADate time 2023-06-05 13:08:48.3 UTCLocation 10.11 S ; 118.77 EDepth 10 km

[/td][/tr][/table]Earthquake, Magnitude 4.8 - SOUTH OF SUMBAWA, INDONESIA - 2023 June 05, 13:08:49 UTC

4 hours ago
[table][tr][td]Magnitude mb 4.2Region TAJIKISTANDate time 2023-06-05 09:37:23.5 UTCLocation 37.75 N ; 72.15 EDepth 50 km

[/td][/tr][/table]Earthquake, Magnitude 4.2 - TAJIKISTAN - 2023 June 05, 09:37:23 UTC

5 hours ago
[table][tr][td]Magnitude mb 4.6Region CENTRAL PERUDate time 2023-06-05 12:43:17.1 UTCLocation 14.79 S ; 73.45 WDepth 10 km

[/td][/tr][/table]Earthquake, Magnitude 4.8 - SOUTHERN PERU - 2023 June 05, 12:43:37 UTC

5 hours ago
[table][tr][td]Magnitude mb 4.1Region SOUTHERN IRANDate time 2023-06-05 09:58:45.3 UTCLocation 28.79 N ; 51.34 EDepth 10 km

[/td][/tr][/table]Earthquake, Magnitude 4.1 - SOUTHERN IRAN - 2023 June 05, 09:58:45 UTC

5 hours ago
[table][tr][td]Magnitude mb 4.5Region MOLUCCA SEADate time 2023-06-05 12:04:11.7 UTCLocation 0.96 N ; 126.64 EDepth 60 km

[/td][/tr][/table]Earthquake, Magnitude 4.4 - MOLUCCA SEA - 2023 June 05, 12:04:11 UTC

Rafagas Links
5 hours ago

Pete Kennedy's Pisgah Map company creates ten paper maps for people who enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and hunting in the national forest parks of Western North Carolina #maps

Any contributors to open street maps in the house?

#osmand #openstreetmap #maps #foss

6 hours ago
[table][tr][td]Magnitude M 4.0Region SOUTHERN PERUDate time 2023-06-05 11:55:29.0 UTCLocation 15.80 S ; 71.74 WDepth 8 km

[/td][/tr][/table]Earthquake, Magnitude 4.0 - SOUTHERN PERU - 2023 June 05, 11:55:29 UTC

7 hours ago
[table][tr][td]Magnitude M 4.0Region VERACRUZ, MEXICODate time 2023-06-05 10:42:35.0 UTCLocation 18.16 N ; 94.69 WDepth 10 km

[/td][/tr][/table]Earthquake, Magnitude 4.0 - VERACRUZ, MEXICO - 2023 June 05, 10:42:35 UTC

8 hours ago
[table][tr][td]Magnitude M 4.7Region TONGADate time 2023-06-05 09:41:36.9 UTCLocation 15.24 S ; 173.32 WDepth 10 km

[/td][/tr][/table]Earthquake, Magnitude 4.7 - TONGA - 2023 June 05, 09:41:36 UTC

9 hours ago
[table][tr][td]Magnitude mb 4.2Region CUBA REGIONDate time 2023-06-05 07:20:38.5 UTCLocation 21.86 N ; 76.34 WDepth 10 km

[/td][/tr][/table]Earthquake, Magnitude 4.2 - CUBA REGION - 2023 June 05, 07:20:38 UTC

11 hours ago

We will be at #foss4g this year! We will be talking about our recently-released open source project: b6.

b6 is an in-memory geospatial analysis engine we built to work with large data sets describing the built environment. Will you be at FOSS4G 2023?

Come say hello:

#foss4g #b6#data #innovation #cities #opendata #cityplanners #cityplanning #urbanspaces #environment #urbanenvironment #tech #civtech #civiltechnology #maps #mapping

11 hours ago

Searching a peaceful and quiet place for mapping?

Go to a #cemetery and add benches, waste baskets and water taps. And most cemetery has #toilets for #wheelchair

To adjust the nodes i mapped the footways before using #satellite image.

#OpenStreetMap #OSM #mapping #OsmAnd #Osmand #map #maps

— When I was a lad, there was only one Germany. There was Latvia, and Lithuania, and Estonia. And Bosnia. Herzegovina. Serbia and Croatia. Kazakhstan. Uzbekistan... and then it all changed. And then it all changed back again. Those changes cost the life of 66 million people. But it didn't cost me a penny — because I kept my old atlas!

Absolutely (S04E01, 1993)

#ScottishComedy #BritishComedy #Comedy #maps #MattersOfGeopolitics


12 hours ago
[table][tr][td]Magnitude mb 4.7Region SOUTHERN MID-ATLANTIC RIDGEDate time 2023-06-05 02:17:29.6 UTCLocation 40.25 S ; 16.52 WDepth 10 km

[/td][/tr][/table]Earthquake, Magnitude 4.7 - SOUTHERN MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE - 2023 June 05, 02:17:29 UTC

15 hours ago
[table][tr][td]Magnitude M 5.3Region BALLENY ISLANDS REGIONDate time 2023-06-05 02:46:03.7 UTCLocation 62.33 S ; 155.73 EDepth 30 km

[/td][/tr][/table]Earthquake, Magnitude 5.3 - BALLENY ISLANDS REGION - 2023 June 05, 02:46:06 UTC

15 hours ago
[table][tr][td]Magnitude M 4.5Region NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPANDate time 2023-06-05 02:35:30.0 UTCLocation 38.50 N ; 142.10 EDepth 40 km

[/td][/tr][/table]Earthquake, Magnitude 4.4 - NEAR EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 2023 June 05, 02:35:06 UTC

15 hours ago
[table][tr][td]Magnitude mb 4.6Region ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA REGIONDate time 2023-06-05 02:09:45.1 UTCLocation 12.79 N ; 95.50 EDepth 10 km

[/td][/tr][/table]Earthquake, Magnitude 4.6 - ANDAMAN ISLANDS, INDIA REGION - 2023 June 05, 02:09:45 UTC

16 hours ago
[table][tr][td]Magnitude M 4.7Region GULF OF ADENDate time 2023-06-05 01:44:01.3 UTCLocation 12.26 N ; 47.82 EDepth 20 km

[/td][/tr][/table]Earthquake, Magnitude 4.6 - GULF OF ADEN - 2023 June 05, 01:43:58 UTC

16 hours ago
[table][tr][td]Magnitude mb 4.5Region GUAM REGIONDate time 2023-06-05 01:12:27.3 UTCLocation 13.65 N ; 144.89 EDepth 139 km

[/td][/tr][/table]Earthquake, Magnitude 4.5 - GUAM REGION - 2023 June 05, 01:12:27 UTC

17 hours ago
[table][tr][td]Magnitude Mw 5.4Region WEST OF MACQUARIE ISLANDDate time 2023-06-05 00:37:54.7 UTCLocation 56.79 S ; 147.33 EDepth 10 km

[/td][/tr][/table]Earthquake, Magnitude 5.2 - WEST OF MACQUARIE ISLAND - 2023 June 05, 00:37:54 UTC

17 hours ago
[table][tr][td]Magnitude M 4.0Region OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICODate time 2023-06-05 00:31:43.0 UTCLocation 15.73 N ; 93.66 WDepth 78 km

[/td][/tr][/table]Earthquake, Magnitude 4.0 - OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO - 2023 June 05, 00:31:43 UTC

17 hours ago
[table][tr][td]Magnitude M 4.1Region OAXACA, MEXICODate time 2023-06-05 00:05:23.0 UTCLocation 17.00 N ; 94.13 WDepth 154 km

[/td][/tr][/table]Earthquake, Magnitude 4.1 - OAXACA, MEXICO - 2023 June 05, 00:05:23 UTC

19 hours ago
[table][tr][td]Magnitude mb 5.0Region RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPANDate time 2023-06-04 22:10:31.9 UTCLocation 25.20 N ; 128.34 EDepth 2 km

[/td][/tr][/table]Earthquake, Magnitude 4.8 - RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN - 2023 June 04, 22:10:32 UTC

The Old Map Gallery
20 hours ago

"Build it and they will come". It's a vast map for the Dakota Territory in 1879, and focused on the important communication infrastructure of the Postal Routes. But when you look at those huge counties, you notice many have no towns, or placenames. Perhaps for new homesteaders just a county name & boundary hinted at enough organization & potential that they could get in on something new. But for many rough years lay ahead.
Prior to much alotted lands for the first nations. #maps #map #Native

From 1880 a set of two maps for the Postal Routes throughout the Dakota Territory. Bisected and backed with canvas, this set of maps showed the basic counties and towns of the territory and the important infrastructure of the U.S. Postal service.
The "Post Route Map Of The Territory Of Dakota..." the title for this rare hand colored map.
Vast counties occupy chunks of the northern reaches of the Dakota Territory, many without a single town or placename.
A detailed look at the most settled region of the territory, west of the river, here the Black Hills and its towns and counties.
21 hours ago
[table][tr][td]Magnitude mb 4.4Region NORTHERN QINGHAI, CHINADate time 2023-06-04 20:39:08.8 UTCLocation 38.32 N ; 93.68 EDepth 10 km

[/td][/tr][/table]Earthquake, Magnitude 4.4 - NORTHERN QINGHAI, CHINA - 2023 June 04, 20:39:08 UTC

21 hours ago
[table][tr][td]Magnitude M 4.0Region OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICODate time 2023-06-04 20:16:10.0 UTCLocation 15.61 N ; 98.40 WDepth 16 km

[/td][/tr][/table]Earthquake, Magnitude 4.0 - OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO - 2023 June 04, 20:16:10 UTC

21 hours ago

Minimalist map; roads called 'Crescent' in central #edinburgh. Done in :qgis: using data copyright :osm: contributors.

#qgis #maps #OpenStreetMap

21 hours ago
[table][tr][td]Magnitude mb 4.1Region HAITI REGIONDate time 2023-06-04 20:06:28.6 UTCLocation 18.64 N ; 74.27 WDepth 10 km

[/td][/tr][/table]Earthquake, Magnitude 4.3 - HAITI REGION - 2023 June 04, 20:06:29 UTC

BNHR.XYZ :tux: :qgis:
3 days ago

3a. For the first visualization:
- Apply a graduated symbology or "data-defined" symbology using the pop_sum field.

3b. For the second visualization:
- Use geometry generators and the "scale" expression with pop_sum and max(pop_sum) to create the bar/column graph.

🧵 4/4

#GIS #QGIS #Geospatial #Philippines #Maps #Cartography #MakeBetterMaps #Population #WorldPop #gischat #DataViz #DataVisualization

BNHR.XYZ :tux: :qgis:
3 days ago

1. Used QGIS' "Create grid" algorithm to generate a grid of 30 second (or longitudes) covering the extent of the Philippines.

2. Used the "Zonal Statistics" algorithm to compute for the sum of population (pop_sum) for each latitude (or longitude) using the WorldPop population data.

🧵 3/4

#GIS #QGIS #Geospatial #Philippines #Maps #Cartography #MakeBetterMaps #Population #WorldPop #gischat

BNHR.XYZ :tux: :qgis:
3 days ago

The data used are a population raster (30 second/1km grid) from WorldPop and Philippine admin boundary map from GADM.

The first map visualizes the population per 30 second of latitude (or longitude) using color while the second visualizes the population as a bar/column chart.

The process was once again fairly straightforward.

🧵 2/4

#GIS #QGIS #Geospatial #Philippines #Maps #Cartography #MakeBetterMaps #Population #WorldPop #gischat

BNHR.XYZ :tux: :qgis:
3 days ago

Friday is map day! Were you waiting for new maps/visualizations of Philippine population? Well, you're in luck because here's #anotherone (or four really).

This time they are maps of population per latitude (and longitude) in the Philippines. As usual, all the processing and map-making was done in QGIS.

🧵 1/4

#GIS #QGIS #Geospatial #Philippines #Maps #Cartography #MakeBetterMaps #Population #WorldPop #gischat #DataViz #DataVisualization

Map showing Philippine population per latitude using colors
Map showing Philippine population per latitude using a bar graph alongside the Philippines
Map showing Philippine population per longitude using colors
Map showing Philippine population per longitude using a column graph below the Philippines
4 days ago

Does anyone know any good ways in :qgis: of getting rid of those annoying triangular artifacts in Lidar-derived rasters? Or what causes them?

I've found one technique: create a scratch polygon layer, draw polygons around the areas to patch, and use the whitebox tools 'Flatten Lakes' algorithm. It doesn't remove them completely, but they're much less noticable.

#qgis #GISChat #maps

Lidar derived DSM showing triangular 'artifacts'
Showing DSM with artifacts partially removed.
5 days ago

Playing around with the new :qgis: "Sea Level Tool" plugin to simulate changes to sea levels.

With sea levels lower in the past, you can see Doggerland rising out of the North Sea, and a land bridge to Europe.

And also Sodor, the mythical island where Thomas the Tank Engine is set! 🚂 Using GEBCO data.

#GISChat #gis #maps #qgis

map showing Europe with the sea level lowered by 33m. Doggerland, a former island in the north sea, can be seen.The fictional Island of Sodor, where "Thomas the Tank engine" is set, can be seen in the Irish Sea.

"This lavishly illustrated book is the first systematic exploration of cartographic cartouches, the decorated frames that surround the title, or other text or imagery, on historic maps." #OpenAccess #OA #History #Map #Maps #Cartography #Book #books #histodon #histodons #bookstodon
@histodon @histodons @bookstodon


6 days ago

#Lyft announced that they now use #OpenStreetMap (instead of #Google #Maps) as their database. No big surprise for us, but nice to see another company switch.

You can find their press release here, but there is not much actual content there. Summarized: it's cheaper, flexible, easier to edit and now they can actually _fix_ issues that google maps won't.

Carmel by the Sea addresses: An American addity, a wealthy town without street addresses. Documentation of all the weird accomodations they undertake.
#openaddresses #california #addresses #america #carmel #maps #+

1 week ago

More proof this is a #fat #cat #island. (#maps #animals #japan)

Image of a fat cat from behind
Kaminone Island
1 week ago

Made a little map today. Haven't done one for a while and it was a lot of fun. Made almost entirely in #Inkscape though I did take it into #Gimp at the end to add a texture layer.

There's no story behind the map, it was just for the fun of it. Drawing is not my forte, ahem, but I love making maps in Inkscape where I can tweak to my heart's content.

Just realised that I forgot to add a compass. And a scale. Oh well, bit late now. 🤷‍♀️

#Map #Maps #Cartography #FantasyMaps #MadeWithInkscape

A fantasy map showing an island called Penleven.
BNHR.XYZ :tux: :qgis:
1 week ago

- Ran the process dividing the country in 2 to 8 groups.

What do you think?

Note: I included the population of Highly Urbanized Cities and Component Cities in the population of the province/area that they are geographically located in (e.g. Basilan's population includes that of the city of Isabela).

Data from PSA 2020 Census and GADM. Processed in QGIS.

🧵 3/3

#QGIS #GIS #Philippines #Population #Maps #Cartography #MakeBetterMaps #Geospatial #DataViz #gischat #mapstodon

BNHR.XYZ :tux: :qgis:
1 week ago

- Made a population layer (based on 2020 Census) composed of provinces and NCR cities/municipality.

- Used QGIS' "Order by expression" algorithm to sort the layer features based on their centroid latitude (x(centroid($geometry)).

- Made a script that would divide the sorted features into groups whose population sum was approximately the same (or close to it).

🧵 2/3

#QGIS #GIS #Philippines #Population #Maps #Cartography #MakeBetterMaps #Geospatial #DataViz #gischat #mapstodon

Map of the Philippines showing the population divided into 6
Map of the Philippines showing the population divided into 7
Map of the Philippines showing the population divided into 8
BNHR.XYZ :tux: :qgis:
1 week ago

Have you ever wondered what the Philippines would look like if we divided it into areas of equal population? Nope? Only me? Oh well here it is. 😅

The process was fairly straightforward.

🧵 1/3

#QGIS #GIS #Philippines #Population #Maps #Cartography #MakeBetterMaps #Geospatial #DataViz #gischat #mapstodon

Map of the Philippines showing the population divided into 2
Map of the Philippines showing the population divided into 3
Map of the Philippines showing the population divided into 4
Map of the Philippines showing the population divided into 5
Jake Coppinger
1 week ago

A side project I started over the weekend - a map of how long pedestrians have to wait at traffic lights in Sydney to identify problematic intersections!

It's powered by a Google Sheet, which you can contribute to with a simple Google Form:

Please have a look and if you're interested, contribute some measurements! I'll add more detailed instructions in the coming days.

#sydney #australia #nsw #betterstreets #walking #maps #mapbox #openstreetmap #opendata #map #walking #cycling

Mapping Support
1 week ago


I am the developer of #GISsurfer which is a general purpose web map with broad support for displaying GIS data. GISsurfer videos and PDFs:

Curated list of 3,000+ government #ArcGIS server addresses:
List is updated each week.

#GeoJPG (under development) is a Progressive Web App that displays georeferenced JPGs that you can make with GISsurfer’s Menu > Screenshot mode.

#Maps #Mapping #GIS #Geospatial #Hiking #WildlandFire #PWA

Neither candidate crossed the 50 percent mark for an outright win on May 14, triggering an unprecedented run-off vote.
Follow the vote: Turkey election run-off results 2023
Ten percent of the world’s population does not have enough food, the highest number in more than a decade.
Why do more than 800 million people live in hunger?
1 week ago

#technology #communications #telegraph #AmericanHistory #maps

'Before Andrew Carnegie became the industrialist he’s remembered as today, he worked for an early telegraph company in Pittsburgh as a messenger boy. When the first telegraph office opened in Pittsburgh, it was the westernmost telegraph office in North America, as shown by a new digital map created by [Professor] Edmund Russell.'

Steve Bennett
2 weeks ago

Maps can be a powerful tool to document human rights abuses.

Fundacion ALDEA has created a story map to document land theft by powerful companies in Ecuador.

#maps #opensource #TechForGood #ecuador #humanRights

Jonatan Hildén
2 weeks ago

Mini book review:
Johnson’s The Ghost Map, 2006.
A terse and lively account of the cholera epidemic, London at the time, and John Snow’s work together with Henry Whitehead and others. The grander arc on city development is a bit more tenuous and feels like overplaying Snow’s legacy.

Apparently gets the historical details right (unlike e.g. Tufte). Good pointers to further reading. Minus for not including a good reproduction of the maps.

#history #epidemology #visualization #maps

Slightly worn library copy of Steven Johnson’s The Ghost Map: The story of London’s most terrifying epidemic – and how it changed science, cities, and the modern world. The cover image has a red dot on a black background, like a malevolent sun in a black sky over a dreary black-and-white woodcut cityscape at the lower edge of the book.
Russia has claimed full control of the war-ravaged city, but Ukraine says its forces are still holding on.
Satellite images show scale of destruction in Ukraine’s Bakhmut
Imogen Wegman
2 weeks ago

Yesterday, while feeling somewhat braindead, I started a public Zotero library of digitised historic map collections.

It's mostly Australian at the moment, and mostly the stuff I am always sending my family history students to, plus a few other places I use regularly for my own research, but I have grand intentions of adding to it over time – I keep a 'resources' folder in my own Zotero after all.

Feel free to shout your thoughts and additions at me here!

#zotero #histodons #history #cartography #hgis #maps #archives #Genealogy #FamilyHistory

2 weeks ago

Colorado is not a rectangle — it has 697 sides. That makes it a hexahectaenneacontakaiheptagon


Laidback DM
3 weeks ago
Laidback DM basic and expert DnD
3 weeks ago

Ancient Courses - Harold Fisk’s Meander Maps Of The Mississippi River (1944)
-- <-- shared blog post
[Daniel Coe has done and continues to make amazing hydrographic cartography in this regard, see image attached]
“[T]housands of years of course changes compressed into a single image by a clever mapmaker with an artistic eye. Looking at them, you're invited to imagine the Mississippi as it was during the European exploration of the Americas in the 1500s, during the Cahokia civilization in the 1200s (when this city's population matched London's), when the first humans came upon the river more than 12,000 years ago, and even back to before humans, when mammoths, camels, dire wolves, and giant beavers roamed the land and gazed upon the river…”
#GIS #spatial #mapping #hydrology #mississippi #cartography #hydrology #water #river #meanders #representation #map #maps #historicmaps #banks #art #artwork #gischat #HaroldFisk
#USACE #fluvial

Andrew Middleton
3 weeks ago

There's this trend where people use Blender to put high quality hill shades on top of old #maps and it is both gorgeous and an incredibly hacky and low effort way to get free IP to sell. Anyone else have thoughts? #cartography #mapsasart

3 weeks ago

The #OpenStreetMap Foundation invites community members to contribute to the development of the strategic plan. You can read the current draft at and there is a lot of discussion at

#OSM #maps #gischat

Steve Root
1 month ago

"Ellesmere Porto"?
I think at this zoom level google maps may be switching language. At other zoom levels it's "Ellesmere Port"

#maps #uk

screenshot of google maps where "Ellesmere Port" is written as "Ellesmere Porto"
1 month ago
1 month ago
stunning fjord landscape photo
an old map of the same fjord landscape
1 month ago

Right a little note on #maps

I read an article years ago on how the maps we use shape the way we see the world, the choices we make and our relationship with our environment. I believe this is entirely true.

When I'm out #walking I like to use a mix of Google satellite view and a good old OS and this because as great as OS is, it doesn't paint the entire picture. Likewise Google is flawed. But together I get a good overview.

#hiking #walk

1 month ago


Nord-Trøndelag, Nordland

#norway #maps #cartography #mapsOfNorway

1 month ago
More people live in the red areas than the gray ones.

Image shows a population concentration map of he USA

I wish there was a way to tell the map apps to never present routing options through certain roads under any circumstances unless explicitly authorized.

When you're driving you don't have much of an opportunity to evaluate your routing options beyond what's offered by the map. When you're in no position to pull over, this becomes a nightmare.

If I can tell my Ecovacs/Roomba to not enter the bathroom or go over a specific spot in the house, I should be able to tell Maps to never enter or offer routing through certain roads or even road types.

Also, these companies map cities using LIDAR, the tech should be able to tell the width of roads they go through. That info should be fed into the system so we can tell the apps the width of our vehicle and to avoid roads of certain widths or tell us if a road has varying widths.

#Maps #GoogleMaps #AppleMaps #Waze