Tag: googlemaps

  • Visualize California Wildfires

    Visualize California Wildfires

    I really appreciate journalism that helps me empathize with people affected by tragedy. That’s what caught me when I saw this map from NBC News: I can read “200 square miles” in a news article and that sort of washes over me. But the map makes me stop and consider that this is going from […]

  • Rustic Campsites in Michigan

    MLive’s 25 of Michigan’s must-visit rustic campgrounds is great, except for one thing. In a state as big as ours, location matters. So I mapped the campsites on that list. It’s pretty clear that almost all the rustic campsites are within a few hours of the Mackinac Bridge (the bridge that connects the Upper and Lower Peninsulas). […]

  • Google Maps thoughts

    After the bajillionth Google Maps site it hit me: Google Maps is at its core a nifty UI widget for a common type of data. The OS doesn’t provide a widget for dealing with location data, and the web browser as a subset of OS widgets certainly doesn’t (hello combo box!). That’s like 10% of […]

  • Cool stuff I noticed about Google Maps

    If you haven’t been to Google Maps yet, Get yourself some better RSS feeds Go to http://maps.google.com/ Here are some cool things I’ve noticed about Google Maps. I think this is going to be one of those posts I update a lot in a day. The URLs are fairly clean. You can look up an […]