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Google Maps Mania: Fukushima Real-Time Radiation Map

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan has released a real-time map of radiation measurements in Fukushima Prefecture. The Japan Radiation Monitoring Map uses Google Maps to show the radiation levels measured by monitors throughout the Fukishima Prefecture.

The measurements displayed on the map are updated every ten minutes. The map uses a marker clustering system to show how many radiation monitor measurements are available at different locations. If you click on a marker all the measurements from that point can be viewed in the map sidebar.

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Raster Slope Toolbox | ArcGIS Resource Center

Raster Slope Toolbox | ArcGIS Resource Center | Digital Cartography | Scoop.it

Tools for calculating slope-aspect or X-Y slopes for custom window sizes, regression-based slopes and statistics, conversion into different units and formats, and specialized hillshading using a variety of reflectance models.

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IDV User Experience: Chalkboard Maps: United States of Craigslist

IDV User Experience: Chalkboard Maps: United States of Craigslist | Digital Cartography | Scoop.it
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cartographymaps: J.G. Bartholomew, 1909, the Indian Empire

cartographymaps: J.G. Bartholomew, 1909, the Indian Empire | Digital Cartography | Scoop.it

cartographymaps: “ J.G.Bartholomew, 1909, the Indian Empire ”...

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The Use of Environmental Features on Tactile Maps by Navigators Who Are Blind

There exist over 100 standard symbols that the USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) include in their maps. For sighted users these maps facilitate map cognition, this understanding of the symbols allows more time spent in the understanding of the geography than the understanding of the symbols.Although this cannot be said for textual maps.

There are various obstacles with tactile maps, the most prominent ones would be the limited research in the area and that some of the technical factors that are straightforward in visual maps present some difficulties in tactile maps. Without the use of vision, blind people rely on other channels to gain the necessary information to travel; textual maps provide that. Tactile maps are linked to better spatial decisions making, environmental knowledge and independent travel.

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GIS The Beginning: Projections Part II / Data Search

GIS The Beginning: Projections Part II / Data Search | Digital Cartography | Scoop.it
http://t.co/TvwB5csM GIS The Beginning: Projections Part II / Data Search...
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The Powers of Ten

Back in 1968, Charles and Ray Eames created an amazing short film titled "Powers of Ten" to illustrate the size of our universe from the very largest to the very smallest scales. If you've never seen the film below, you can watch it here:

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Zonas de risco a alagamento em Belém

Zonas de risco a alagamento em Belém | Digital Cartography | Scoop.it
Todo início de ano, principalmente nos períodos mais chuvosos ou naqueles em que as marés são mais altas, ou pior, quando os dois períodos coincidem, a população belenense sofre com os recor...
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Global permafrost zones in high-resolution images on Google Earth - Space Daily

Global permafrost zones in high-resolution images on Google Earth - Space Daily | Digital Cartography | Scoop.it
Global permafrost zones in high-resolution images on Google EarthSpace DailyThey depict the global distribution of permafrost in high-resolution images and are available on Google Earth.
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Google Maps Mania: Google Underwater Sea View

Google Maps Mania: Google Underwater Sea View | Digital Cartography | Scoop.it

Google Sightseeing has a great post today on Google Maps' plans for underwater Street View images of the Great Barrier Reef. In partnership with the University of Queensland Google will create an underwater Street View tour of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in September of this year.

If you want to get some idea of what Sea View will look like then check out the amazing underwater panoramas at Catlin SeaView. If you are intrigued about the type of equipment required for capturing these Sea View images then I recommend you read the Google Sightseeing post.....

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Missouri Pukes and Illinois Suckers: a 'Pignominious' Map of the States | Strange Maps | Big Think

Missouri Pukes and Illinois Suckers: a 'Pignominious' Map of the States | Strange Maps | Big Think | Digital Cartography | Scoop.it

This map, published a few years later in 1884, may have been inspired by that previous example of 'gehography'. For it is another brightly-coloured depiction of the US’s continental land mass - dominated by pigs. But unlike the 1875 map, this one does not go for the whole hog, so to speak.

 
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How to create you own Google Maps

How to create Google Maps for your blog, website or personal use.
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Google Ancient Places: Exploring the Geography of Ancient Places in Text | GIS Lounge

Google Ancient Places: Exploring the Geography of Ancient Places in Text | GIS Lounge | Digital Cartography | Scoop.it
GapVis (Google Ancient Places Visualization) allows readers the ability to geographically explore text covering ancient places.  The endeavor is backed by $50,000 in funding from Google’s Digital Humanities Awards Program.
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Google Maps Mania: Plant & Animal Life Cycles on Google Maps

Google Maps Mania: Plant & Animal Life Cycles on Google Maps | Digital Cartography | Scoop.it

The USA National Phenology Network's Phenology Visualization Tool helps monitor the influence of climate on the phenology of plants, animals, and landscapes in the U.S..

The site allows users to select a plant or animal and view where that species has been reported on a Google Map. It is then possible to view an animation of the species' phenology (phenology refers to recurring plant and animal life cycle stages) through time.

It is also possible to view climate data on the same map. Users can view maximum temperature, minimum temperature and precipitation either by month or annually. If you animate species data through time, with climate visible, you will see the climate data on the background change alongside the phenology data....

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L'outil de visualisation de phénologie du Réseau national de  phénologie des USA permet de surveiller l'influence du climat sur la phénologie des plantes, des animaux et des paysages aux États-Unis.

Le site permet aux utilisateurs de sélectionner une plante ou un animal et de voir où cette espèce a été signalée sur une carte Google Map. Il est alors possible de visualiser une animation de la phénologie de l'espèce au fil des années et des saisons.

Il est également possible de visualiser les données climatiques sur la même carte. Les utilisateurs peuvent afficher la température maximale, la température minimale et les précipitations, soit par mois soit par année. Si vous lancez l'animation sur les données des espèces sélectionnées dans une période de temps tout en laissant le climat visible, vous verrez les données climatiques s'afficher et changer en arrière-plan à côté des données phénologiques...

 

(d'après l'article en anglais)

 

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fuck yeah cartography! |Map of San Francisco - Artist & Illustrator: Jennifer...

fuck yeah cartography! |Map of San Francisco - Artist & Illustrator: Jennifer... | Digital Cartography | Scoop.it

“ Artist & Illustrator: Jennifer Maravillas “Map of San Francisco” 20” x 24”, Hexachrome Print on 100# Archival Gloss.

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How To Use GeoLocation API With Google Maps

In this tutorial we are going to learn how to use the Geolocation API to get your current latitude and longitude, from these results we can then connect to the Google Maps API to display your location in the browser.
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The Aral Sea, Before the Streams Ran Dry : Image of the Day

The Aral Sea, Before the Streams Ran Dry : Image of the Day | Digital Cartography | Scoop.it
In 1964, it was the world's fourth largest lake. Thanks to irrigation projects, now it is mostly gone.

It was once the fourth largest lake in the world. Fed primarily by snowmelt and precipitation from faraway mountains, the Aral Sea supported extensive fishing communities and a temperate oasis in a mostly arid region of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

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OpenTreeMap - Open source geography-enabled urban tree inventory

OpenTreeMap - Open source geography-enabled urban tree inventory | Digital Cartography | Scoop.it

OpenTreeMap provides an easy-to-use public inventorying platform that enables individuals, organizations, and governments to search and contribute to a collaborative, interactive, and dynamic map of a community's tree population. Urban street trees have many proven environmental, economic, and aesthetic benefits and an accurate and current inventory is essential for effectively and efficiently caring for this vital community resource. OpenTreeMap can be used in a single municipality or cover a broader geographic region, anywhere in the world.....

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Google Maps Mania: GatheringPoint: Trying to Map Everything

Google Maps Mania: GatheringPoint: Trying to Map Everything | Digital Cartography | Scoop.it

GatheringPoint is an interesting application that displays a lot of local information on a Google Map.

It is difficult to give a full run down of what information that you can view on this map, as there is just so much on offer. Via a 'social layer' you can view nearby Tweets, the location of your Facebook friends, your Foursquare and Gowalla check-ins and photos submitted to Instagram.

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545 - The Mapa Cor-de-rosa: A Portuguese Empire That Never Was | Strange Maps | Big Think

545 - The Mapa Cor-de-rosa: A Portuguese Empire That Never Was | Strange Maps | Big Think | Digital Cartography | Scoop.it

In one of those parallel universes, there exists a country called the Portuguese States of Africa, spanning southern Africa from its Atlantic coast all the way to the Indian Ocean. This country, a transcontinental Lusophone [3] giant perhaps one day to rival Brazil, is based on more evidence in this world than PKD’s possibly merely psychotic visions. It was envisaged in this Mapa Cor-de-rosa (the ‘Pink Map’).......

 
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Wishful Mapping: a Half-baked Alaska, and the Passage That Wasn't There | Strange Maps | Big Think

Wishful Mapping: a Half-baked Alaska, and the Passage That Wasn't There | Strange Maps | Big Think | Digital Cartography | Scoop.it

What a strange concoction this late-18th-century French map is. Centred on the northwestern part of America, it is an eclectic mix of geographic fact and fiction. Some continental contours are instantly recognisable, for instance the Kamchatka peninsula of Russia’s Far East, and Canada’s Baffin and Hudson Bays. But what is that thing in between, and what has it done to Alaska?......

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cartography - Examples of badly designed maps - GIS - Stack Exchange

cartography - Examples of badly designed maps - GIS - Stack Exchange | Digital Cartography | Scoop.it

A poorly designed map can not only look visually unappealing, but can convey the wrong message, which could lead to bad decisions being made.

I would like to ask people to post examples (that are in the public realm) of poorly designed maps, WITH justification on why it is bad design......

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