March 21, 2018

New Online Collection from U. of Chicago Library: Ethnographic and European Transportation Maps of the 19th Century

From the University of Chicago Library News: Digitized copies of a small selection of the Library’s 19th-century ethnographic maps and 19th-century European transportation maps are now available online. These newly digitized maps form a portion of the roughly 400 maps that are available via the Library’s Map Collection web page. [Clip] Most of these maps […]

Reference: National Broadband Map Updated, New Data Added

From the National Telecommunications and Information Administration: Just over a year ago, we unveiled the National Broadband Map – an unprecedented, interactive map that shows what high-speed Internet services are available in the United States. Powered by a searchable database of more than 20 million records, the map is the most extensive set of U.S. […]

A MASSIVE Collection of Historical Maps Launches Online: 60K Maps Available Today, Collection Will Double in Size By End of 2012

via JISC: The JISC-funded Old Maps Online, described by its creators as like Google for old maps,  will act as a central repository to a vast collection of maps held by institutions across the globe.  It is the first time that access to such an extensive collection has been made available online. Paola Marchionni, programme […]

Ready Reference: Custom Neighborhood Maps (Quickly Search/Locate/Visualize Neighborhoods Located In Any Zip Code)

Data from Urban Mapping (via UM API). Maps also clearly show borders of a neighborhood(s). This is a free resource. Service provided by Example Data and Maps Using Zip Code 60611 and Zip Code 94103

Europeana Formally Announces Option to Preview Search Results on a Map

From the Europeana Blog: The devel­op­ment depart­ment at Euro­peana have been work­ing hard on a new inter­ac­tive search and dis­play fea­ture that enables you to locate and pre­view search results on a map. The map is auto­mat­i­cally pop­u­lated with the first 1,000 results from a search query and dis­trib­utes them on a multi-layered map (Open­StreetMap, […]

UK: Real Time Information: Transport for London Launches Live Traffic Map

From the Transport for London Web Site: The new information tool identifies traffic hotspots and makes congestion easier to avoid. By simply visiting, motorists can now gain a bird’s eye view of London’s traffic hotspots to see where traffic is building up and which areas to avoid. This includes access to a network of […]

New Interactive Reference Resource: State Transportation Facts and Figures

New from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics: State Transportation Facts and Figures [is] an interactive web transportation mapping application that allows customers to find state-by-state transportation data, comparisons and rankings as well as gives them the ability to download state transportation information. State Transportation Facts and Figures contains data and statistics related to each state’s […]

Reference: USDA Unveils New Plant Hardiness Zone Map

From a USDA Announcement: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released the new version of its Plant Hardiness Zone Map (PHZM), updating a useful tool for gardeners and researchers for the first time since 1990 with greater accuracy and detail. The new map—jointly developed by USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Oregon State University’sy […]

New York Public Library: "Unbinding the Atlas: Working with Digital Maps"

From an Informative and Educational NYPL Blog Post by Matt Knutzen: The NYPL has now scanned nearly all of our public domain New York City atlases (a collection of now more than 10,000 maps, the wonderfully graphical title page at left is from a recently scanned Sanborn atlas of Staten Island) and built a web tool […]

Just Released: Telenav Launches "Scout", First Daily Personal Navigator for Smartphones, Computers, and Cars (Free)

Here’s a new app that might be of interest. It’s free to download and use.  The iPhone app is available today with apps for Blackberry and Android to come. From the Telenav Announcement: [Scout is] the first daily personal navigator that will be seamlessly accessible across the web, smartphones, and in-car systems – offering users […]