From Paper Maps to the Web: A DIY Digital Maps Primer Leer versión en español Lire en Français I was invited to the National Library of Colombia’s 2nd Digital Book Week as a speaker and to give a workshop on digital mapping tools. OsmOse - carte You must be logged in order to use the tag editor Login no bubbles at this zoom factor Select: all nothing invert Can I legally share this map? Copyrights of maps. A map is worth a thousand words, every map lover knows that. Many of us share maps on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and blogs like Geoaweosmeness write about them. But are we allowed to do that? Maps should be treaded like any other intellectual property or a piece of art. As a general rule, you can’t publish a map or an image which is not owned by you without the permission of the author or the owner, unless the image is covered by something like a Creative Commons license used by OpenStreetMap.
Your OSM Heat Map aka Where did you contribute? @ neis-one.org Your OSM Heat Map -> Search (aka: Where did you contribute?) Copyright © Pascal Neis (neis-one.org)Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors Permalink See UserCloud of this page OSM Data Update Every Saturday! 5 books and atlases you need to have on your map shelf We love maps. Since you’re reading that post you must be a map addict as well. Our spatial obsession makes us not only make maps, use maps, play with maps and write about them.
Worst of OSM People in the Belgian town of Bellefontaine don’t live in houses, but on small rhomboid construction sites. (Those in Rue Montante Roye are too small for humans, and intended for the canine population.) Klamath National Forest was pretty enough until someone took a pair of scissors, cut it into pieces, and let his cat glue them back in. Residential fences and hedges? Check. Tips and Tricks The key to a good map is the information it presents. As soon as you’ve done the line drawing on a map, it should be perfectly possible to pick it up and use it. Everything after that point is polish to make it pretty. But polish matters, especially when you’re trying to set the scene. Here’s how to take a simple map on a white background and turn it into an aged paper handout. Continue reading “Turning a map into an aged paper handout”
Robin Tolochko Over the years, I have been collecting a list of my go-to resources for cartography and web design. I’ve never found a comprehensive list of where to go for anything from selecting colors to finding data, so I figured I should just make mine public to help you out (though it is by no means comprehensive). Please contact me if you have any suggestions of resources to add to this list. General mapping stuff Thematic Cartography Guide: Axis Maps’ amazing thematic cartography guideOpenStreetMap: Editable, open map of the world.mapschool.io: Brief introduction to all things geo.20 Unrequested Map Tips: John Nelson’s 20 map-making tips Web mapping
OpenStreetMap wordpress www.Fotomobil.at »plugin OSM is a wordpress plugin that deals with geo data. Simply wordpress shortcode has to be used within your post or page to: There are some samples how to use this plugin, you might need a combination of different samples, simply take the shortcode arguments you need from each sample and put it into your shortcode for the map. Click on the image to see a live-version and the tutorial for each map! Using the OSM plugin shortcode generator
27 Ideas for Teaching with USGS Topographic Maps Powered by Translate The USGS publishes approximately 57,000 different topographic maps covering the United States. Topographic maps show contour lines (elevation and landforms), hydrography (rivers, lakes, marshes), transportation (roads, trails, railroads, airports), vegetation, boundaries, survey markers, urban areas, buildings, and a variety of other features. These maps are most commonly published at the 1:24,000 scale (7.5 minute quadrangle), although many other map scales exist. Making a multilingual map of India using OpenStreetMap data One of the main reasons I was convinced of the power of OSM when I first started to edit 8 years ago was the possiblity of seeing maps in my native language Tamil, spoken by 70 million people, which was till then unheard of. This is a huge factor in making technology relevant for people on the ground and breaking the notion that one needs to be literate in English or the Latin alphabet to be able to use modern tools like interactive maps. There have been numerous experiments at making multlingual maps in India, I remember Yahoo maps having Indic streetmaps for India in 2007, but was soon discontinued. Google Maps for India is primarily in English and even in OSM we use the name tag to record the name in the Latin alphabet for consistency. India has 22 languages, none of them universally understood by the whole country. Even the national survey agency makes only English maps, with a select few created in Hindi.
Why Google Maps gets Africa wrong About halfway through Jonathan Swift's boisterously witty epic poem On Poetry: A Rhapsody, the 18th century Anglo-Irish satirist briefly turns his attention to maps of Africa, writing: So geographers, in Afric maps,With savage pictures fill their gaps,And o'er uninhabitable downsPlace elephants for want of towns. In Swift's time, European explorers had only skirted around the coastal edges of Africa and its interior remained, to all intents and purposes, a mystery. But as the poet pointed out, rather than just leave the middle of the continent blank, mapmakers would instead "fill their gaps" with things they thought might reside in such exotic corners of the world, such as strange monkeys, roaming lions, and "elephants for want of towns." These elephants were largely marched off maps of Africa in the 19th century as expeditions by the likes of David Livingstone and Henry Morton Stanley provided more information to Europeans about the continent's geography. Mapping the corners of the world