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No-Flash Maps with jQuery

// There are tons of Flash-based map solutions and there is always Google maps integration, but what if you want a more visually simplified, tablet-ready solution that will not depend on external sources?  JQVMap is a #jQuery plugin that renders #Vector #Maps.  It uses resizable Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) for modern browsers like Firefox, Safari, [Continue reading]

A Laconic History of the World

// Simplifying history is of course… simplistic, but still here’s a #fun    #typographic   #map  designed by Martin Elmer of maphugger.com  This map was produced by running all the various countries’ “History of …” Wikipedia article through a word cloud, then writing out the most common word to fit into the country’s boundary. The [Continue reading]

Awesome Google Maps fail

// Maybe we shouldn’t be so hard on #Apple’s #map failures… :) Link to the see it for yourself http://goo.gl/maps/4bh3mAnd Bing getting it right http://binged.it/QQMkkf  Reshared post from +Sharon Strandskov I am usually pretty pleased with Google Maps, but surely there has to be a faster way… I know there were border issues, but I thought they [Continue reading]