18 May 2012

MapWonk

A few months ago I set up a site at mapwonk.com.....because apparently with my day job of building and maintaining websites, various pro-bono work and lifeoutthewindow I don't feel like I have enough web-work to do.

Now apparently I'm even talking in markup tags

I don't even see the code anymore. All I see is bold, italic, redhead... So what I'm trying to say is "maintaining another site was an idea of a crazy-person".

The purpose of mapwonk.com was to show off newly created maps. Maps are a recent joy in my life. Using data that is freely accessible you are no longer relegated to the boring old google maps view of the world.

Thanks to Mapbox and Tilemill

Mapbox (by the folks at DevSeed) is a webservice that you can use to serve maps you made using Tilemill (also by DevSeed).  I won't get into them today. Click the links and go find out for yourself. If you're like me and a bit of a data geek your jaw will likely hit the floor.

But don't take MY word for it. Here's a map I made:

[mapbox layers='raychaser.old-timey-vancouver' api='' options='' lat='49.296' lon='-123.139' z='13' ]

I'm starting a new category here to show off maps I made and perhaps speak a bit about how I made them.


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