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Change • #CanaryWharf #UndergroundStation #TicketOffice used to have 4 #Windows for #TicketsAndAssistance but now 2 are #covered with #vinyl #maps & #directions • There’s Still A Queue • #LondonDocklands #EastLondon #london #england #greatbritain #unitedkingdom #lighting #glass #arrows #TubeStrike #tubestation #TicketHall #CanaryWharfUndergroundStation #spring #afternoon #1stMay #2014 #valencia #lux #st #thest  (at Canary Wharf London Underground Station)

Change • #CanaryWharf #UndergroundStation #TicketOffice used to have 4 #Windows for #TicketsAndAssistance but now 2 are #covered with #vinyl #maps & #directions • There’s Still A Queue • #LondonDocklands #EastLondon #london #england #greatbritain #unitedkingdom #lighting #glass #arrows #TubeStrike #tubestation #TicketHall #CanaryWharfUndergroundStation #spring #afternoon #1stMay #2014 #valencia #lux #st #thest (at Canary Wharf London Underground Station)

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blech:

LHR, LGW, STN, LCY. London’s airports.

(I know there are other airports that put London in their name. I choose to think of these four as the only important airports for the city.)

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Map Wrap • 🎁 • #dauntbooks #bookshop #shop #display #wrappingpaper #wrapping #maps #white #green #purple #pink #grey #orange #AtoZ #streets #roads #rack #hanging #marylebone #london #england #greatbritain #unitedkingdom #winter #december #2012 #lofi #lux #st #thest  (at Daunt Books)

Map Wrap • 🎁 • #dauntbooks #bookshop #shop #display #wrappingpaper #wrapping #maps #white #green #purple #pink #grey #orange #AtoZ #streets #roads #rack #hanging #marylebone #london #england #greatbritain #unitedkingdom #winter #december #2012 #lofi #lux #st #thest (at Daunt Books)

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blech:

Top: China Basin parking lot, near AT&T Park, San Francisco.

Bottom: roughly half of Soho, from Soho Square south and west, London.

The two screenshots of Google Maps were taken at the same zoom level (17). Due to them being at different latitudes, the full size London image has more pixels, but covers the same width (about 460m). (Unzoomed, the two images have the same distance per pixel.)

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The Maps app is important because it is an essential phone feature, a feature that almost everyone uses. Insofar as users have expectations, it’s shaped by how much they’ve come to rely on the app in their daily lives.

Raging Thunderbolt, in John Gruber Is A Smart Guy (Or, Maps).

He’s not wrong to state this, but a little historical perspective: at this point five years ago, the only phone that came with a mapping application installed was the iPhone, with its Maps application (coded by Apple, data from Google). Nokia at this point had begun to offer mapping applications (and built-in GPS), but my memory of trying to install one on an N73 (after they’d stopped charging for the app) was one of failing repeatedly.

If you go back just another five years, the state of the art was Streetmap and Mapquest, both of which had interfaces with what seems now to be startlingly primitive indirect manipulation: if you wanted to look a tile to the right, you clicked on the little arrow to the right of the maps. If you were very lucky you had a big enough screen to expand to a 5x5 view, instead of the default 3x3.

Nonetheless, maps are now essential. It doesn’t matter that this is a change that took less than five years; whether or not we deserve to feel entitled to them, we definitely miss it when they’re not there.

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ludometer:

Mike Hall’s London Boroughs

ludometer:

Mike Hall’s London Boroughs

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toffeemilkshake:

This, Apple, is how you do beautiful map tiles.
Stamen are just miles ahead of anyone else when it comes to this stuff.

toffeemilkshake:

This, Apple, is how you do beautiful map tiles.

Stamen are just miles ahead of anyone else when it comes to this stuff.

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Gyms Near Me

onethingwell:

A site which shows you a map of the UK, highlighting all the gyms nearest to you.

Not the usual OTW fare, perhaps, but this is a side-project by my friend Donny and I thought I’d give it a plug, since it does indeed do one thing well.

The technical underpinnings are interesting. It’s a static site that makes use of Google’s Fusion Tables—a service for storing, querying and visualising data—Maps API and App Engine, plus Twitter’s Bootstrap. In other words, Donny was able to get from ‘I’d quite like to find the gyms near me’ to a working web app in a couple of days, without having to futz around setting up databases, a map tile server, &c..

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ludometer:

‘I love Saint Etienne already, but their upcoming album cover is really pretty fun!’



Agreed.
In other news : Saint Etienne = Saint Stephen
Yes.

ludometer:

‘I love Saint Etienne already, but their upcoming album cover is really pretty fun!’

Agreed.

In other news : Saint Etienne = Saint Stephen

Yes.

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blech:

vizualize:

Maps of London and New York by Isotype Institute (1944)

I rarely repost things that are this popular, but how could I not note  this comparison of the growth of two of my favourite cities, and the wonderful way the Isotype designers made their growth clear?

As well as the obvious difference between the organic and grid layouts in the two, I also noticed the

small changes in water use (note the new Millwall docks on the Isle of Dogs) in East London

and the much more obvious infilling in New York and New Jersey.

My manor! 

Millwall Outer Dock

Millwall Inner Dock

Isle Of Dogs

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'where now?'

Type ‘santa’ into your iPhone’s Maps app to see where the big man is.

'where now?'

Type ‘santa’ into your iPhone’s Maps app to see where the big man is.

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Locals & Tourists : London by Eric Fischer
Blue points on the map are pictures taken by locals (people who have taken pictures in this city dated over a range of a month or more).  
Red points are pictures taken by tourists (people who seem to be a local of a different city and who took pictures in this city for less than a month).  
Yellow points are pictures where it can’t be determined whether or not the photographer was a tourist (because they haven’t taken pictures anywhere for over a month). They are probably tourists but might just not post many pictures at all.  
The maps are ordered by the number of pictures taken by locals.

Locals & Tourists : London by Eric Fischer

Blue points on the map are pictures taken by locals (people who have taken pictures in this city dated over a range of a month or more).  

Red points are pictures taken by tourists (people who seem to be a local of a different city and who took pictures in this city for less than a month).  

Yellow points are pictures where it can’t be determined whether or not the photographer was a tourist (because they haven’t taken pictures anywhere for over a month). They are probably tourists but might just not post many pictures at all.  

The maps are ordered by the number of pictures taken by locals.