Excellent listing Jeremy! Thanks for the additions.]]>
Google Maps Mania is a blog that has been going strong for a while cataloging exactly this kind of list - you should check it out. The list is getting quite extensive, and I would be interesting to see what selected subset you would recommend for some pedagogical or design study purpose - or what principles you would go about using to carve out a single lecture’s worth of material on open API maptainment/mapvertising….
Other, non-Google map tech of interest:
Global Consciousness: An open chatroom displays each submission on a panning map of Earth based on IP address - submissions are queued, 60 seconds each.
Personal World Map: A map that displays distances according to either miles, travel time, or travel cost.
ColorBrewer - Selecting Good Color Schemes for Maps (Penn State. 2002): “ColorBrewer is an online tool designed to help people select good color schemes for maps and other graphics. It is free to use, although we’d appreciate it if you could cite us if you decide to use one of our color schemes.”
Place-Name Etymology (Bill Rankin. Radical Cartography. 2003): “Two kinds of colonial naming: erasure and appropriation. But when it’s always the colonists doing the naming, is one really preferable to the other?”
Hmm. We should probably add some of those whole big post to our wrt/maps linkroll at some point. Heck, we should probably add most of the references we cite in articles to that at some point. In our copious free time, perhaps.]]>