Mapping Hacks

   
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• Table of Contents
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Mapping Hacks
By Schuyler Erle, Rich Gibson, Jo Walsh
 
Publisher: O'Reilly
Pub Date: June 2005
ISBN: 0-596-00703-5
Pages: 564
   


Mapping Hacks is a collection of one hundred simple techniques available to developers and power users who want to draw digital maps. You'll learn where to find the best sources of geographic data and then how to integrate that data into your own creations. With so many industrial-strength tips and tools, Mapping Hacks effectively takes the sting out of digital mapmaking.


   
book cover
  
• Table of Contents
• Index
• Reviews
• Reader Reviews
• Errata
• Academic
Mapping Hacks
By Schuyler Erle, Rich Gibson, Jo Walsh
 
Publisher: O'Reilly
Pub Date: June 2005
ISBN: 0-596-00703-5
Pages: 564
   


   Copyright
   Foreword
   Credits
      About the Authors
      Contributors
      Acknowledgments
   Preface
      Why Mapping Hacks?
      Maps Tell Stories
      Location: It's Everywhere
      Never Be Lost Again (Even if You'd Rather Be)
      Towards a Semantic (Geo)web
      Locative Media as a Two-Way Street
      Brother, Can You Spare a Polygon Layer?
      A Geoscope in Every Home
      The Adventure Continues . . .
      How to Use This Book
      How This Book Is Organized
      Conventions Used in This Book
      Using Code Examples
      How to Contact Us
      Got a Hack?
        Chapter 1.  Mapping Your Life
      Hacks 1-13
      Hack 1.  Put a Map on It: Mapping Arbitrary Locations with Online Services
      Hack 2.  Route Planning Online
      Hack 3.  Map the Places You've Visited
      Hack 4.  Find Your House on an Aerial Photograph
      Hack 5.  The Road Less Traveled by in MapQuest
      Hack 6.  Make Route Maps Easier to Read
      Hack 7.  Will the Kids Barf?
      Hack 8.  Publish Maps of Your Photos on the Web
      Hack 9.  Track the Friendly Skies with Sherlock
      Hack 10.  Georeference Digital Photos
      Hack 11.  How Far? How Fast? Geo-Enabling Your Spreadsheet
      Hack 12.  Create a Distance Grid in Excel
      Hack 13.  Add Maps to Excel Spreadsheets with MapPoint
        Chapter 2.  Mapping Your Neighborhood
      Hacks 14-21
      Hack 14.  Make Free Maps of the United States Online
      Hack 15.  Zoom Right In on Your Neighborhood
      Hack 16.  Who Are the Neighbors Voting For?
      Hack 17.  Map Nearby Wi-Fi Hotspots
      Hack 18.  Why You Can't Watch Broadcast TV
      Hack 19.  Analyze Elevation Profiles for Wireless Community Networks
      Hack 20.  Make 3-D Raytraced Terrain Models
      Hack 21.  Map Health Code Violations with RDFMapper
        Chapter 3.  Mapping Your World
      Hacks 22-34
      Hack 22.  Digging to China
      Hack 23.  Explore David Rumsey's Historical Maps
      Hack 24.  Explore a 3-D Model of the Entire World
      Hack 25.  Work with Multiple Lat/Long Formats
      Hack 26.  Work with Different Coordinate Systems
      Hack 27.  Calculate the Distance Between Points on the Earth's Surface
      Hack 28.  Experiment with Different Cartographic Projections
      Hack 29.  Plot Arbitrary Points on a World Map
      Hack 30.  Plot a Great Circle on a Flat Map
      Hack 31.  Plot Dymaxion Maps in Perl
      Hack 32.  Hack on Base Maps in Your Favorite Image Editor
      Hack 33.  Georeference an Arbitrary Tourist Map
      Hack 34.  Map Other Planets
        Chapter 4.  Mapping (on) the Web
      Hacks 35-46
      Hack 35.  Search Local, Find Global
      Hack 36.  Shorten Online Map URLs
      Hack 37.  Tweak the Look and Feel of Web Maps
      Hack 38.  Add Location to Weblogs and RSS Feeds
      Hack 39.  View Your Photo Thumbnails on a Flash Map
      Hack 40.  Plot Points on a Spinning Globe Applet
      Hack 41.  Plot Points on an Interactive Map Using DHTML
      Hack 42.  Map Your Tracklogs on the Web
      Hack 43.  Map Earthquakes in (Nearly) Real Time
      Hack 44.  Plot Statistics Against Shapes
      Hack 45.  Extract a Spatial Model from Wikipedia
      Hack 46.  Map Global Weather Conditions
        Chapter 5.  Mapping with Gadgets
      Hacks 47-63
      Section 5.2.  How GPS Works
      Hack 47.  Get Maps on Your Mobile Phone
      Hack 48.  Accessorize Your GPS
      Hack 49.  Get Your Tracklogs in Windows or Linux
      Hack 50.  The Serial Port to USB Conundrum
      Hack 51.  Speak in Geotongues: GPSBabel to the Rescue
      Hack 52.  Show Your Waypoints on Aerial Photos with Terrabrowser
      Hack 53.  Visualize Your Tracks in Three Dimensions
      Hack 54.  Create Your Own Maps for a Garmin GPS
      Hack 55.  Use Your Track Memory as a GPS Base Map
      Hack 56.  Animate Your Tracklogs
      Hack 57.  Connect to Your GPS from Multiple Applications
      Hack 58.  Don't Lose Your Tracklogs!
      Hack 59.  Geocode Your Voice Recordings and Other Media
      Hack 60.  Improve the Accuracy of Your GPS with Differential GPS
      Hack 61.  Build a Map of Local GSM Cells
      Hack 62.  Build a Car Computer
      Hack 63.  Build Your Own Car Navigation System with GpsDrive
        Chapter 6.  Mapping on Your Desktop
      Hacks 64-77
      Hack 64.  Mapping Local Areas of Interest with Quantum GIS
      Hack 65.  Extract Data from Maps with Manifold
      Hack 66.  Java-Based Desktop Mapping with Openmap
      Hack 67.  Seamless Data Download from the USGS
      Hack 68.  Convert Geospatial Data Between Different Formats
      Hack 69.  Find Your Way Around GRASS
      Hack 70.  Import Your GPS Waypoints and Tracklogs into GRASS
      Hack 71.  Turn Your Tracklogs into ESRI Shapefiles
      Hack 72.  Add Relief to Your Topographic Maps
      Hack 73.  Make Your Own Contour Maps
      Hack 74.  Plot Wireless Network Viewsheds with GRASS
      Hack 75.  Share Your GRASS Maps with the World
      Hack 76.  Explore the Effects of Global Warming
      Section 6.15.  Conclusion
      Hack 77.  Become a GRASS Ninja
        Chapter 7.  Names and Places
      Hacks 78-86
      Hack 78.  What to Do if Your Government Is Hoarding Geographic Data
      Hack 79.  Geocode a U.S. Street Address
      Hack 80.  Automatically Geocode U.S. Addresses
      Hack 81.  Clean Up U.S. Addresses
      Hack 82.  Find Nearby Things Using U.S. ZIP Codes
      Hack 83.  Map Numerical Data the Easy Way
      Hack 84.  Build a Free World Gazetteer
      Hack 85.  Geocode U.S. Locations with the GNIS
      Hack 86.  Track a Package Across the U.S.
        Chapter 8.  Building the Geospatial Web
      Hacks 87-92
      Hack 87.  Build a Spatially Indexed Data Store
      Hack 88.  Load Your Waypoints into a Spatial Database
      Hack 89.  Publish Your Geodata to the Web with GeoServer
      Hack 90.  Crawl the Geospatial Web with RedSpider
      Hack 91.  Build Interactive Web-Based Map Applications
      Hack 92.  Map Wardriving (and other!) Data with MapServer
        Chapter 9.  Mapping with Other People
      Hacks 93-100
      Hack 93.  Node Runner
      Hack 94.  Geo-Warchalking with 2-D Barcodes
      Hack 95.  Model Interactive Spaces
      Hack 96.  Share Geo-Photos on the Web
      Hack 97.  Set Up an OpenGuide for Your Hometown
      Hack 98.  Give Your Great-Great-Grandfather a GPS
      Hack 99.  Map Your Friend-of-a-Friend Network
      Hack 100.  Map Imaginary Places
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