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TomTom Speed Cameras app arrives to Google Play store

TomTom Speed CamerasTomTom released a new Android app which will help you to avoid paying speeding fines. This can be considered TomTom’s lite version of its premium navigation app. It features information about fix speed cameras and mobile cameras. All the data can be reported by the community of users like in Waze. But the coolest features are alerts on average speed checks where you see your progress within two detectors to ensure your average speed is below the limit.

All the information are displayed on the top of TomTom’s background map. The app has cool design taken directly from TomTom’s navigation systems. The firm already has a similar iPhone app but the Android version looks and works far much better. The app is free during three-month long trial. Than you’ll need to sign up for one of TomTom’s subscriptions £1.99 per month, or £15.49 per year.

source: Google Play Store

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Christmas gift? Check out custom-made map clothes

Monochrome - Skirt

Data visualization specialist Rachel Binx has launched a new project that lets you buy a custom-made map clothes. Rachel created a website called Monochome which allows you to select any data from OpenStreetMap to become a stylish shirt, tank, or skirt. Really cool!


First of all you need to select a type of clothing you’d like to buy. Than you pick up an address or city and choose style: black or white (that’s why “monochrome”). Further customization is possible through zooming in or out, dragging the map to another locations. Not every city is available in OpenStreetMap, but if yours is missing, it’s easy to sign up to add your own. Rachel commented on the project for Geoawesomeness:

I used to work at a data visualization and mapping studio called Stamen, which is where I fell in love with maps. I think it’s so much fun to look at the world’s geography, especially with different map treatments. My goal for Monochōme was to make an easy interface for ordering custom clothing, but also to make it possible to order some city or location that’s meaningful to you. I tried to design the basemaps in a way that would look good as a clothing piece, to be a fashionable object as well as a story for the owner to tell.

Truly geoawesome project!

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