Open Source Tool Sets for Creating High-density Maps A few weeks ago I wrote about some of the building blocks available to create engaging maps in Drupal . The module ecosystem around maps and other geospatial functionality is pretty flexible, but there are some situations where Drupal might not be the best fit. There are some great tools out there to build out sites when the situation calls for little else besides a map display, or when processing and rendering tens of thousands of geospatial features. In this blog post, I’m going to talk about two in particular, Mapbox and CartoDB . Mapbox Mapbox is a great map building tool that allows for the creation of pre-rendered mapping displays with a set of web-friendly tools.
11 Web Toys and Generators to Waste Your Time A couple of months ago, I listed 17 Web Toys for Your Procrastination Pleasure. Now that final exams are over, maybe you'll now have time to play with them -plus eleven more here. Some are fairly new, some are classics, and this list is heavy on music.
40 maps that explain the world Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to. So when we saw a post sweeping the Web titled "40 maps they didn't teach you in school," one of which happens to be a WorldViews original, I thought we might be able to contribute our own collection. Some of these are pretty nerdy, but I think they're no less fascinating and easily understandable. A majority are original to this blog, with others from a variety of sources. I've included a link for further reading on close to every one. [Additional read: How Ukraine became Ukraine and 40 more maps that explain the world]
Create custom map add-in excel and powerpoint Do you want to create thematic maps in Excel and PowerPoint? BeGraphic has a free version to build your custom map and geographical dashboard based on live data. With BeGraphic, not only you can make your own editable map, but you can also build custom sales territory map. 40 more maps that explain the world Maps seemed to be everywhere in 2013, a trend I like to think we encouraged along with August's 40 maps that explain the world. Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to. You might consider this, then, a collection of maps meant to inspire your inner map nerd. I've searched far and wide for maps that can reveal and surprise and inform in ways that the daily headlines might not, with a careful eye for sourcing and detail.
Plate Tectonics - Earth Like a Puzzle - Children learn about plate tectonics, earthquakes, and volcanoes at this site in Scripps Institution of Oceanography by Nan Criqui Most people know that Earth is moving around the Sun and that it is constantly spinning. But did you know that the continents and oceans are moving across the surface of the planet? Volcanoes and earthquakes as well as mountain ranges and islands all are results of this movement. Less than 100 years ago, many scientists thought the continents always had been the same shape and in the same place.
How to Make a Map in Illustrator Every time I start thinking of a tutorial to write, I try to show techniques that I use in my job as a designer. For example, today I will be showing you how to make a nice little map. I was called to make a map for the university which was tedious but still fun. This can also be a neat little add-on to a party invitation or the like.First and most importantly turn on some music! Some Armin van Buuren thumping in the background helps the creative process.
Foodmap: recipes as maps & networks FoodmapRecipes as maps, diagrams & networks Map your Recipe See where the fruits and vegetables in your recipe were first domesticated. Top 10 Interactive YouTube Adventures There is no greater modern hub for diversion than YouTube. But sometimes the experience can just be too passive. Sometimes sitting back and watching other people get hit with things isn’t enough. indoeuropean.html The Indo-European Family of Languages Map of European Languages Indo-European Chart Map of Indo-Iranian Languages 40 Maps That Explain The Middle East Maps can be a powerful tool for understanding the world, particularly the Middle East, a place in many ways shaped by changing political borders and demographics. Here are 40 maps crucial for understanding the Middle East — its history, its present, and some of the most important stories in the region today. Middle East History