University of Oregon Route Views Project
The University's Route Views project was originally conceived as a tool for Internet operators to obtain real-time BGP information about the global routing system from the perspectives of several different backbones and locations around the Internet. Although other tools handle related tasks, such as the various Looking Glass Collections (see e.g. TRACEROUTE.ORG), they typically either provide only a constrained view of the routing system (e.g., either a single provider, or the route server) or they do not provide real-time access to routing data.
While the Route Views project was originally motivated by interest on the part of operators in determining how the global routing system viewed their prefixes and/or AS space, there have been many other interesting uses of this Route Views data. For example, NLANR has used Route Views data for AS path visualization and to study IPv4 address space utilization (archive). Others have used Route Views data to map IP addresses to origin AS for various topological studies. CAIDA has used it in conjunction with the NetGeo database in generating geographic locations for hosts, functionality that both CoralReef and the Skitter project support.
OpenStreetMap is an open map being used by millions of devices and users every day. It can both be edited and used by anyone free of charge.
This curated list contains projects using OpenStreetMap data for creative purposes, as well as projects dedicated to improving OpenStreetMap.
A library of handcrafted vector linework for cartography, each designed in a unique aesthetic style. They are meant to break us away from default line paths that we so often rely on by providing more visually-interesting alternatives.
Available in Shapefile, GeoJSON, and Adobe Illustrator formats.
Seems to be a general-purpose mapping server of some kind.
Waarzitje.nu is a basic application for submitting and retrieving live location updates. Originally focused on OsmAnd, but basically any application that supports REST could use it.
The back-end (REST API) of this application is made with Go, the front-end mapping interface is made with modern Vue 3 and TypeScript. Because of its modular setup, it is possible to run only the back-end, only the front-end or a combination of both.
This is a list of small, free, or experimental tools that might be useful in building your game / website / interactive project. Although I’ve included ‘standards’, this list has a focus on artful tools and toys that are as fun to use as they are functional.
The goal of this list is to enable making entirely outside of closed production ecosystems or walled software gardens.
Uses OpenStreetmap data to plan navigational routing. Routes can be optimized for speed, time, or other parameters. Can technically be self hosted.
Up to 500 free isocron requests per day.
FoxtrotGPS is an easy to use, free & open-source GPS/GIS application that works well on small screens, and is especially suited to touch input. It spun off of tangoGPS in 2010 with a focus on cooperation and fostering community innovation. FoxtrotGPS is freely available to the public for use, redistribution, and modification under the terms of the GPLv2. Requires gpsd.
National Geographic has made available free-as-in-beer online USGS topographic maps for everyone to download and print out. Interactively select a region and get five pages of high resolution mapping data. Page 1 is an overview index map. Pages 2-5 are higher resolution quadrants of the index map.
7.5 minute resolution. Sized for 8.5x11 printing so you don't need a huge poster printer.
Requires only an e-mail address to get access.
Here's a tutorial for how to use it: https://mymasterdesigner.com/2021/12/13/visualization-dashboards-with-python-dash/
Gallery of Dash dashboards: https://dash.gallery/Portal/
An Open Streetmap sub-project - this is street-level photography ala Google Streetview.
A Python module which makes it easy to carry out GIS related operations. Look up coordinates of addresses, locations, and landmarks. Has a geocoding function. Can calculate distance between two points on the globe. Pretty straightforward to use.
A site that lets you create map layers on top of Open Streetmap and make them shareable and embeddable. You can upload geodata or sketch in the data you want.
Source code: https://github.com/umap-project/umap
An Open Streetmap effort to build maps of places that are underserved. Humanitarian effort to fill in the blanks where companies don't or won't reach.
A website that mashes up news reports of crime with Google Maps for cities in the United States of America.
A collaborative website which maps wireless access points all across the world using information donated by enterprising wardrivers.
An opensource tool for the visualization of extremely large datasets, like twitter maps or email databases.
A FOSS GIS software package. Create and edit geospatial information on just about every platform. Maybe useful?
A chart and diagram webapp written in HTML5 that lets you do pretty much whatever Lucidchart does. Export to PNG, GIF, and JPEG.
A protocol for encoding geographic locations in a way other than latitude/longitude coordinates. Ideal for places that don't have addresses, like when you're hiking or urbex. 6 or 10 character codes. Crisis response applications. Not case sensitive. Generated from lat/long coordinates. The closer two locations are, the more similar the OLCs are. 10 character codes more accurate than 6 character codes. It's possible to drop characters off the end to encode larger areas. Should be compatible with both Google Maps and Open Streetmaps.
volunteer effort to improve the state of Open Streetmap in places that are generally ignored by other maps because they're too far away, too rural, or otherwise unprivileged or underserved. NGOs and first responders rely on OSM during disasters. They can also rally mappers to develop datasets in specific locations at need (after disasters, usually).