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Strava Global Heatmap

Strava has released a Global Heatmap powered by Mapbox GL, plotting all locations where their users go run / go cycle / do water activities / do winter activities. The raw input activity streams data comes from a Spark/S3/Parquet data … Continue reading

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react-native-maps-directions – Directions/Routing component for react-native-maps

One of the things I found missing in the aforementioned react-native-maps was the ability to route between to coordinates. Combining the feedback from the related issues on GitHub (#52, #778, and #929) I’ve created a standalone component that does exactly … Continue reading

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react-native-maps – React Native Mapview component for iOS + Android

On a React Native project I’m currently working on, I’m implementing native (vector) mapviews. Gladly there’s react-native-maps by AirBnB to handle it all. import React, { Component } from ‘react’; import MapView from ‘react-native-maps’; class MapViewExample extends Component { constructor(props) … Continue reading

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MapSCII – ASCII Map Renderer for the Console

Color me impressed: MapSCII is a Braille & ASCII map renderer for your console. There’s a live version accessible via telnet on mapscii.me: $ telnet mapscii.me Panning and zooming using the mouse is supported. At the base is a vector … Continue reading

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Antarctica, the Confusing Continent

Antarctica, the confusing continent. — Terrible Maps (@TerribleMaps) September 15, 2017

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A New Kind of Map: It’s About Time

The Mapbox Team: Recently, we’ve been thinking of a visualization that cuts directly to the way in which people make decisions about where to go: what would a map look like if we swept the physical world away completely, in … Continue reading

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Upgrades for Google Maps Street View

Google is rolling out upgraded cars with upgraded camera rigs to capture Street View imagery. The new camera rig will help capture photos that are clearer, higher in resolution, and more vivid in color. Like the old design, the rig … Continue reading

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Create interactive SVG maps in React with react-simple-maps

react-simple-maps is a library of React components to make SVG maps using d3-geo and topojson. react-simple-maps → Whilst looking further I’ve stumbled upon these two Medium posts detailing an implementation: How to create pure react SVG maps with topojson and … Continue reading

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Palestine Archipelago if it were in the ocean

The map above shows what Palestine’s West Bank would look like if all non-Palestinian land suddenly turned into water. (via Brilliant Maps)

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D3 in Depth: Rendering Geographic Information

D3 in Depth has dedicated a chapter to rendering geographic information. D3’s approach differs to so called raster methods such as Leaflet and Google Maps. Typically D3 requests vector geographic information in the form of GeoJSON and renders this to … Continue reading

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