28 November 2011

qrd.by (GeoTagger for QR Codes)

qrd.by (GeoTagger for QR Codes)

Enter a location and URL and the service creates a QR code that embeds the geographically location 

The Service includes an API for customising your QR codes
"You can optionally attach geo information to your URL. This may be your company address or any location where you want to stick your QR Code. The parameter address is a human readable address string. The parameter lat (Latitude) and lng (Longitude) are used for further machine processing, e.g. to show the location on a map. The note parameter is used to add a detailed description about the location (e.g. 2nd floor, left door). You may add an image with the parameter image, that contains the path to the image." 

The http://qrd.by/hotspots provides a google map of geotagged QR codes that have been recently created and colours represent the number of times

Try it here
API details

21 November 2011

Map Creator Nokia

Map Creator Nokia
Similar to Google Maps Creator, Nokia are wanting neo-cartographers to help find in the gaps to NAVTEQ data.

Limited to only 11 previously unmapped countries including: Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tanzania, Angola, Burundi, Sri Lanka, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, and Grenada. (compared to Google Map Maker has 188 countries listed currently)

"Already lets you draw streets and footpaths. You can also name new streets and add key information such as driving directions, vehicle type characteristics or paving type. But that’s just the start! You will soon also be able to add even more types of map content such as parks, forests, lakes and rivers. In short, all the types of content you are familiar with seeing in Nokia Maps."

Note: Though read the terms and conditions - want to use this data yourself? no chance Nokia reserve the right to include or exclude data.

So you might be better contributing to Open Street Map if you wan to have access to your own submitted data and access to raster and vector data create by many thousands of other mappers. http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Main_Page

15 November 2011

Recycled World Map

Recycled World Map

Creative way artist Susan Stockwell, who takes on large projects installations, sculptures, drawings and collages. Her art  focuses on issues of geo-politics, mapping, trade and global commerce. Titled “World” and consisting of a world map made of recycled computer components supplied a computer recycling company. The project was supported by Bedfordshire University, UK

The 'World' Recycled Map

North America and Greenland


02 November 2011

Openptmap - Public Transport Map

Openptmap shows public transport lines. Depending on the zoom level, bus and tram lines are displayed in addition to the railway lines....

OpenPT Maps - London, UK with All available Public Transport Data overlaid.

Existing Features:
  • Interactive Timetable function (timetables cover Europe)
  • Zoom levels 4 - 17 (Large Scale Zooms)
  • Line numbers
However, there are some useful new features also:
  • Public transport network grid without background available
  • Optional backgrounds: Mapnik and CycleMap
  • Different background luminance (pale modes)
  • Railway timetable on demand with mouse click (small squares)
  • Aerial lifts are displayed
Openptmap editors can be useful in these situations:
  • You added a new pt line to OSM and want to review it
  • You want to get an overview of the Public Transport network without interfering background
  • To find out the departure times of buses/trains at nearby stations 
More information

Map (to London, UK)