View selected historic maps and aerial photographs, mixed with current data from Google in a Google Maps viewer. The "crown jewel" is a full-city mosaic of the 1942 Philadelphia Land Use Maps.
The Google Map Creator is a freeware application designed to make thematic mapping using Google Maps simpler. The application takes a shapefile containing geographic areas linked with attributes and automatically generates a working Google Maps website from the data. It does this by pre-creating all the necessary files and saving them into a directory. Publishing the map on the web is then just a matter of copying files onto a web server, allowing Google Maps to be used with the majority of ISPs.
Export to KML is an extension developed for ArcGIS 9.x by the City of Portland, Bureau of Planning. The extension allows ArcGIS users to export GIS data in “keyhole markup language” (KML) format for viewing in Google Earth. Any point, polyline, or polygon dataset, in any defined projection, can be exported. Features can be exported as either 2-dimensional features, or 3D features "extruded" upwards by an attribute or z-value.
Some other features: ability to incorporate ArcMap layer symbology into the exported KML; labeling of point, line, and polygon features; "describe" individual features using the database attributes, store database attributes as "schema" items.
If you come across any bugs or make any improvements, please let me know. I'd highly recommend checking back regularly for updated versions.
> WHAT'S NEW IN VERSION 2.4:
- implements KML version 2.2
- attributes from the GIS database stored in the output KML as "schema" items
- labels and information points can now be vertically offset
- layer and features descriptions can be saved as and imported from files
- a horizontal “shift” (in X/Y coordinates) can now be applied
- bunch of other bug fixes, minor tweaks and improvements
Introductory summer class on integrating GIS and Goolge Mpas
GSAPP : columbia university
google maps vs gis an introduction summer '07
Week 1 In Class
Week 1 Out of Class
Week 2 In Class
Week 2 Out of Class
Week 2 3D Modeling
Week 3 In Class
Week 3 GPS Handheld Manual
Week 4 : GPS & Making Your Own Point Symbology
Final Mapping Assignment
Mapplets are currently only available in a special Developer Preview version of Google Maps at:
Mapplets are new, so there may be bugs and slightly less than perfect documentation. Bear with us as we fill in the holes, and join the Maps API discussion group to give us feedback.
2/28/2007 09:01:00 AM
Posted by David Wang, Software Engineer
There's nothing worse than getting stuck in traffic when you have some place to go, so I'm happy to tell you about a new feature on Google Maps that can help. For more than 30 major U.S. cities, you can now see up-to-date traffic conditions to help you plan your schedule and route. If you're in San Francisco, New York , Chicago, Dallas, or any of the other cities we now include, just click on the traffic button to show current traffic speeds directly on the map. If your route shows red, you're looking at a stop-and-go commute; yellow, you could be a little late for dinner; green, you've got smooth sailing.
We can't make traffic go away, but we hope Google Maps traffic info helps you avoid it whenever possible.
Labels: Google Maps, traffic
This summer, the Frugal Traveler sets out to hopscotch the globe using low-cost carriers, buses, trains, ferries and your travel tips. Follow his journey here every Wednesday, until the deed is done. See the complete list of articles below the map.
WikiMapia is a project to help describe the whole planet Earth.
How to use
Just move the map to find interesting places, click on rectangles. To add an interesting place or object use Add New link. Small rules: please add places with interest to other people.
Blue Puddle is an interactive online mapping tool developed by an interdisciplinary team of students at the University of Michigan. The Blue Puddle software takes advantage of the Internet´s distributed authorship capabilities to create maps that draw on users´ collective memory and subjective experience of a city. These maps foster the emergence of stories about the city that are more rich than any single author could create.
How It Works
Users can create a map and post images, text, video and audio to points on that map. Other users can make mash-ups by combining two or more maps to create interesting hybrids.
Blue Puddle also offer research grants to community organizations or interested parties. Our grant provides training with a GPS enabled camera and instruction on how to use the software. For more information contact our community coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org