Map

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A Map is a visual guide for navigating large or complex sets of data. Maps are extremely commonly used for charting and presenting geographical distance, land representations postional orientations, and directions.


Services

GIS

Graphical Information Systems (GIS) are topological map applications or services that display terrain types, altitudes and precise latitudinal and longitudinal coordinate mapping.

Navigation

Walking/Pedestrian navigation, Biking routes, Public Transportation connections, etc.

  • See also: GPS Navigation

Directions

Driving route Planning, point-to-point and Multi-stop trips, etc.

Traffic Monitoring

Updating maps & directions with delays based on real-time, delayed, and/or average traffic density and speed of flow, as well as any accidents, road closures, bridges out/blocked, construction, festivals/parades or other possible obstructions.



EXAMPLES





Tools

Open Source

OpenLayers

OpenLayers makes it easy to put a dynamic map in any web page. It can display map tiles and markers loaded from any source. MetaCarta developed the initial version of OpenLayers and gave it to the public to further the use of geographic information of all kinds. OpenLayers is completely free, Open Source JavaScript, released under a BSD-style License.

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OpenLayers Extensions

OpenStreetMap

The world's leading open source STREET MAP data and visualization provider. Put together with a customized version of OpenLayers!

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OSGeo

The Open Source Geospatial Foundation...

Created to support and build the highest-quality open source geospatial software. Our goal is to encourage the use and collaborative development of community-led projects.

MapTube

MapTube is a free resource for viewing, sharing, mixing and mashing maps online. Created by UCL's Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, users can select any number of maps to overlay and view.

MapTube's main product is the GMapCreator, a freeware application designed to make thematic mapping using Google Maps simpler. The application takes a shapefile containing geographic areas linked with attributes and automatically generates a working Google Maps website from the data.

Commercial

Google Maps

Bing Maps

MapQuest

MapBox

ArcGIS


Resources


Tutorials


External Links


References

  1. NB Geographic Data & Maps: http://www.snb.ca/gdam-igec/e/2900e.asp
  2. Halifax students map crime online: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2011/04/22/ns-students-map-crime-online.html
  3. Violent Halifax Map 2007: http://www.thecoast.ca/halifax/violent-halifax-map-2007/Content?oid=961604
  4. HRM Police: http://www.halifax.ca/Police/CrimeStats/CrimeStats.html
  5. SpotCrime - Toronto: http://spotcrime.com/on/toronto
  6. How to create a simple map (with a marker) using OpenLayers?: https://openstreetmap.be/en/projects/howto/openlayers.html
  7. How do I set the coordinates of a new point using Openlayers?: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/54672729/how-do-i-set-the-coordinates-of-a-new-point-using-openlayers
  8. OpenLayers 6.x -- Examples - overlays: https://openlayers.org/en/latest/examples/overlay.html
  9. OpenLayers 6.x -- Examples - popups: https://openlayers.org/en/latest/examples/popup.html
  10. OpenLayers 6.x -- Examples - shapes: https://openlayers.org/en/latest/examples/regularshape.html
  11. OpenLayers 6.x -- Examples - icons: https://openlayers.org/en/latest/examples/icon.html
  12. OpenLayers 6.x -- Examples - icon colors: https://openlayers.org/en/latest/examples/icon-color.html
  13. OpenLayers 6.x -- Examples - icon pixel operations: https://openlayers.org/en/latest/examples/icon-negative.html
  14. OpenStreetMap - Directions: https://www.openstreetmap.org/directions
  15. The Art of IntelliSense - Three ways to use IntelliSense with Bing Maps APIs: http://blogs.bing.com/maps/2014/09/04/the-art-of-intellisense-three-ways-to-use-intellisense-with-bing-maps-apis/
  16. NATIONAL UFO REPORTING CENTER: http://www.nuforc.org/ (geo-based dataset of UFO sightings)


See Also

Transportation | GPS | LBS | GeoIP | Visualization