Mapping with Google Fusion Tables Earlier this year I created a lab assignment for Sally Hermansen’s Advanced Cartography course at the University of British Columbia. The purpose of this lab was to introduce students to Google Maps and managing data in Google Fusion Tables. I’m posting it here in case anyone else finds it useful. I’d also like to thank Sally’s TA Sam Walker for his help testing this assignment.
Interactive The World of Seven Billion The map shows population density; the brightest points are the highest densities. Each country is colored according to its average annual gross national income per capita, using categories established by the World Bank (see key below). Some nations— like economic powerhouses China and India—have an especially wide range of incomes. Visualizing data as circles in Google Maps Datasets that include geographic or spatial data (“geodata”) are often much easier to digest on a map. When each data point also includes a measure of size or catchment, it could be helpful to represent the point as a circle on the map, with the radius indicating its relative size. Here’s an example showing the UK car industry, which was created using the Google Maps API (screenshot): Source (zip) – all data is fictitious; runs locally in IE Notice that the circle radius (number of employees) and colour (status) are used to represent different aspects of each car plant. This makes use of the latest Google Maps API (v3), which includes the ability to draw overlays.
Create a topographic profile Import file (KML, KMZ, GPX) loaded layer and topographic profile of the route. Sometimes, some files do not automatically create a profile! Zoom: 15Counter markers: 2Status: OKАzimuth: 73°Mouse px: ...Lat./Lon.: ...Center point: -25.343780041796865, 131.03412500000002Center point location: Uluru Rd, Petermann NT 0872, Australia Make a table accessible - Fusion Tables Help By default, new tables are private, requiring other people to be invited with specific permissions and sign in before viewing or editing the data. Visualizations embedded in other websites and Google Earth network links cannot authenticate to Fusion Tables when they call for the data, so the table must not require sign-in for these features to work. There is one exception: Tables created by importing a web table from the search results page of Google Tables are public by default.
Library of Congress Maps Collections The Library of Congress Search by Keyword | Browse by Geographic Location Index | Subject Index | Creator Index | Title Index The Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress holds more than 4.5 million items, of which Map Collections represents only a small fraction, those that have been converted to digital form. The focus of Map Collections is Americana and Cartographic Treasures of the Library of Congress. These images were created from maps and atlases and, in general, are restricted to items that are not covered by copyright protection. Interactive Map Samples Showcase - iMapBuilder Online, online map application, web based map application, interactive map, custom maps solution based on Google Maps, online Google Map builder, Google Map editor, clickable map, world map, image map, image Google Maps created by GMap Editor or from custom map solution. Density Heat Map View Demo We can create custom maps to show your locations as density heat maps. The samples below consist of a dataset of over 40,000 points, and the coverage across the world can be easily identified.
Download Country DATA Select and download free geographic (GIS) data for any country in the world Sources Formats Fusion Tables Layer (Experimental) Note: The Fusion Tables layer is Experimental. The Fusion Tables Layer renders data contained in Google Fusion Tables. Overview The Google Maps API allows you to render data contained in Google Fusion Tables as a layer on a map using the FusionTablesLayer object. A Google Fusion Table is a database table where each row contains data about a particular feature; for geographic data, each row within a Google Fusion Table additionally contains location data, holding a feature’s positional information.
maps.stamen.com For over a decade, Stamen has been exploring cartography with our clients and in research. These maps are presented here for your enjoyment and use wherever you display OpenStreetMap data. Toner These high-contrast B+W (black and white) maps are featured in our Dotspotting project. LED Maps Light Up Wherever You’ve Been, or Where You’re Going July 6th, 2011 by Paul Strauss Do you travel a lot? While you could certainly use any of a number of digital tools to keep track of all the locations you’ve visited, it might be sort of cool to have a more physical manifestation of your journeys than just some Google Maps page that only exists in the digital ether of The Cloud.
gmaps-samples.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/spreadsheetsmapwizard/makecustommap.htm Embed a dynamic map of a public Google Spreadsheet on your webpage. After loading in your spreadsheet data and customizing the map, you can copy the generated code into your webpage. An example spreadsheet's data and map of great Seattle restaurants has been pre-loaded. You can view the original spreadsheet in HTML or XML. This wizard uses the Google Maps API and Google Spreadsheets API.