Relayed bboxes (Wiki, Blocket)

This is a slightly imroved Wiki-searcher. It queries Wikipedia for the placename in the middle of the map: http://bbox.me/bbox.html?id=164 Here are also som experiments with the Swedish site “Blocket”. Find advertisments for renting houses/apartments. It queries the site with the placenames in the map: http://bbox.me/bbox.html?id=163 This one looks for any kind of advertisment for the…Continue reading Relayed bboxes (Wiki, Blocket)

Canary islands, Elevation, Blue Marble

A nice WMS of the Canary Islands, GRAFCAN: http://bbox.me/bbox.html?id=118 Apollo ERDAS elevation backdrop: http://bbox.me/bbox.html?id=122 Shuttle RADAR DEM (http://www.opengis.uab.es) http://bbox.me/bbox.html?id=123 Blue Marble NG (http://www.opengis.uab.es) http://bbox.me/bbox.html?id=125 Night Lights (http://www.opengis.uab.es) http://bbox.me/bbox.html?id=126

OSM data

There is an API available (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Osmxapi) to this great data. Check this bbox: http://bbox.me/bbox.html?id=69 Zoom to a location of interest and press bbox.me (remember to zoom in quite close as it returns a lot of data). This service returns the actual map-data.

Geonames

Geonames has many high quality services listed here: http://www.geonames.org/export/ws-overview.html List cities in boundingbox (press cities button): http://bbox.me/bbox.html?id=70 List placename at center (press placename button): http://bbox.me/bbox.html?id=71 List weather at center: http://bbox.me/bbox.html?id=72 (press weather) And lastely the coolest. Throw a boundingbox at wikipedia and return the articles (press wiki.me): http://bbox.me/bbox.html?id=73 (press wiki.me)

Earth tools

These services can return local time and heights (and much more). Check out the homepage at: http://www.earthtools.org/ . Height-information : http://bbox.me/bbox.html?id=68 Local time information: http://bbox.me/bbox.html?id=67

Searching in bbox.me

Bbox.me can be started in different ways. If You hit the default link, http://bbox.me/bbox.html, a default bbox will be selected. You can also start up with a bbox by referring to the ID: http://bbox.me/bbox.html?id=32 Either way bbox.me will zoom into the bbox and start in searchmode like this: If You enter a placename Geonames Web-services…Continue reading Searching in bbox.me