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Mapping

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection

The David Rumsey Collection was started nearly 20 years ago, and focuses primarily on cartography of the Americas from the 18th and 19th centuries, but also has maps of the World, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. The collection includes atlases, globes, school geographies, books, maritime charts, and a variety of separate maps, including pocket, wall, children’s and manuscript.

Google Earth

Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings and even explore galaxies in the Sky. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places and share with others.

Navigateur Urbain

Navigateur Urbain, or Navurb for short is an on line map including the subway system, parks, Geobase and elevations of buildings and topography of the city of Montreal. This interactive map is seriously full of information and if you need to know say how high your neighbours house is, this is the place to look.

Policy Map

PolicyMap is a revolutionary, easy, new way to explore geographic data through maps, tables and reports. Policy Map is GIS and Demographic Mapping Made Easy: PolicyMap is an innovative geographic information system which allows you to easily create custom maps, tables, and charts

Ride the City

Plot out safe bike routes through New York City using this tool. The concept is pretty simple. Just like MapQuest, Google, Microsoft, and other mapping programs, Ride the City finds the shortest distance between two points. But there are two major differences. First, RTC excludes roads that aren’t meant for biking, like the BQE and the Queens Midtown tunnel. Second, RTC tries to locate routes that maximize the use of bike lanes and greenways.

Strange Maps

A collection of maps of different type and intent. There is everything from the ‘Sarajevo Siege Map’ to ‘The Cat’s Map of the Bed.’ While this site could be the source of the perfect map for what you are looking for, the joy of it is in its very randomness.


Networking

Centre for Social Innovation

Looking for work space in downtown Toronto? Become a member of the Centre for Social Innovation!
The Centre provides members with access to a fully functioning office environment, including high-speed Internet, meeting rooms, photocopy and fax machines, kitchen facilities, audio-visual equipment, mail boxes and much more. We’re located in a bright and beautifully restored factory warehouse space that’s been decked out with the latest in eco-design. Members can book varying degrees of time to have all the resources of an office, without the overhead.

Ulsan Online

A portal for foreigners living in the city of Ulsan, South Korea. Everything people need to survive, including movie listings, how-to guides, maps, weather and more.


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