This edition of Geospatial Redux takes a look at the first annual Map Reading Week hosted by the Ordnance Survey, Esri’s Call for Papers, and Google Maps’ new blue beam for directional accuracy.
What’s April 1st without a little map trickery? Last year, Google had cartophiles hunting for lost treasure. This year, Google Maps is inviting users of iPhone or Android devices to become a Pokémon Master. Scratch and Sniff Interactive Story Map Also making its debut on April 1, Esri has finally figured out a way […]
One of the complaints people had with the new redesign of Google Maps was that Pegman had disappeared. For users of Google’s Street View imagery, Pegman was used to drag the icon onto the map to view Street View at a designated point. Pegman even provide amusement, turning into a […]
Looking to add a little geo to your Halloween beyond the of proliferation Halloween Trick or Treater online maps? Halloween Cartography Gretchen Petersen has pulled together Halloween themed graphics for mapping on her blog. The selection of three font collections includes a scary type font called Mostly Typeface by Chad Savage as […]
Matteo Muratori, an Italian developer has created his own Google Maps-based game. The game is free-to-play and it is called War2Map which Muratori describes as a cross between a RTS (real-time strategy) and a casual game. In the game, users can deploy troops, build infrastructures, expand and defend territories, collect taxes, and sell […]
Users of Google’s mapping products will notice the addition of more detailed traffic data, courtesy of Waze, an app that collects traffic and roadway conditions from its users. Last week, Google announced the integration of Waze user incident reports into its Google Maps for Mobile apps. Android and iOS users […]
Google Maps has become an invaluable geographic and navigation resource for many people. Listed here a some Google Maps tips and tricks that you may not already know about this popular online mapping application. Got a favorite Google Maps trick? Email it to email@example.com. See Everything Google Maps Has About […]
Googles Maps is preparing to debut its newly revamped Google Maps. Terming it “smart recommendations” the new functionality of Google Maps is intended to be more interactive and custom tailored to the specific user. The more you use the map to search for locations, favorite items by starring them, and […]