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Invisible, Hidden, Parallel Cities: Twitter Landscapes

By revealing the social networks present within the urban environment, Invisible Cities describes a new kind of city—a city of the mind. The movie below by Christian Marc Schmidt displays geocoded activity from online services such as Twitter and Flickr, both in real-time and in aggregate. Real-time activity is represented…

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Traffic in the Cloud: Bing Maps Silverlight and DeepEarth

Soul Solutions have announced their project launch for the Azure #newcloudapp international competition. Called Traffic in the Cloud it provides a rich interactive mapping twist on public webcams throughout the world. The interface and fullscreen results are impressive, for those without Silverlight installed we have recorded a quick look movie…

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Unique Animated Map Service from Viridian

The movie below by Viridian was originally created as a talking point for their own site, the animated maps proved so popular that they have now become a bespoke mapping service for clients’ websites and blogs. We kind of like it – as a small animated map in the corner…

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YouCity.com Launch 3D New York Map

A while ago we posted about ShangHai WangCheng Net Tech Co., Ltd and their maps of cities in China created in a unique ‘sim city esk’ point of view. The company has partnered with YouCity.com to explore the western market and have just announced the launch of their next generation…

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Atlas of Cyberspace: Now Available as a Free Download

Martin Dodge and Rob Kithen’s seminal book ‘The Atlas of Cyberspace’, is now available as a free download. The book was arguably the first mass market publication exploring the spatial and visual nature of cyberspace and its infrastructure. It uses a user-friendly, approachable style to examine why cyberspace is being…

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YouCity New York: Stunning 3D Map of Manhattan

You City: Sample Map of Manhattan from digitalurban on Vimeo.A while ago we posted about ShangHai WangCheng Net Tech Co., Ltd and their maps of cities in China created in a unique ‘sim city esk’ point of view. The company has partnered with YouCity.com to explore the western market and…

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Google Earth Thematic Mapping Engine

Every now and again a web based service comes along that takes our breath away, Bjørn Sandvik’s Thematic Mapping Engine is one of those services. Bjorn is a project manager at United Nations Association (UNA) of Norway who is currently on study leave to undertaking a master’s in Geography Information…

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London Aerial Photography – 4cm Super Zoom

192.com has published the highest resolution imagery of London we have seen. Coming in at a staggering 4cm resolution the imagery is of such quality to pin point individuals and with it come privacy concerns. The Guardian’s Technology section has a full article covering these issues: The map, from 192.com,…

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Paper Maps Vs GPS with Prof Jim and his Raccoon

Following our previous post on Digital Maps: Paper Map Companies Folding we thought we would post a quick movie on the move to GPS. Step forward Professor of RVing, Jim Twamley and his test drive of the Mio c520 GPS. We haven’t a clue about the hand puppet raccoon reading…

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