[talk-ph] Some new online map stuff

Eugene Alvin Villar seav80 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 19 18:07:03 BST 2012

Here's another one:

3D OSM buildings using JavaScript Canvas (no WebGL). The demo only
covers Berlin though: http://flyjs.com/buildings/

The effect is very similar to the WebGL-enabled version of Google Maps
for those who are familiar with it. Except that tilting is not
possible. Impressive nonetheless. :)

On Thu, Jul 19, 2012 at 9:44 PM, Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi guys,
> Here are a few interesting OSM-related online map stuff that appeared
> so far this July.
> 1. MapBox and foursquare team up to help map cities in OSM.
> Earlier this year, foursquare switched from using Google Maps API to
> MapBox and using OSM data. Consequently, some people from foursquare
> teamed up with people from MapBox to map lots of cities in OSM. Here's
> a blog post talking about their progress:
> http://blog.foursquare.com/2012/07/10/making-a-better-map-four-months-of-openstreetmap-with-mapbox-foursquare/
> The blog post also points to this cool visualization of the OSM data
> (kinda like my node density map) versus the check ins that have been
> registered in foursquare: http://mapbox.com/foursquare-checkins/
> It's interesting to see the correlation between population density,
> OSM data density, and foursquare activity in this way. :)
> 2. MapBox releases terrain layer
> MapBox has not only been helping out foursquare, they have also been
> busy improving their service. A recent development they have added is
> to roll out a nice terrain layer:
> http://mapbox.com/blog/mapbox-streets-terrain/
> Here's an example map using the layer:
> http://tiles.mapbox.com/examples/map/map-4l7djmvo
> Now I'm waiting for Stamen Design to roll out worldwide their own
> terrain layer (which is currently only rendered for the US):
> http://maps.stamen.com/terrain/
> 3. Skobbler releases a nifty OSM web map
> Skobbler, which creates mobile GPS routing apps, has released a web
> map that uses OSM data. The web map has quite a lot of features such
> as search, drag-and-drop routing, and with their own cartography:
> http://maps.skobbler.com/
> The neat feature that I like is the POI layers. Zoom into a particular
> area of interest and you can click on POI icons to display on the map
> the POIs that are visible in the current map view.

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