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Homeless in Seattle

Category: Google Maps | Jul 20, 2018

As part of its Project Homeless series the Seattle Times has mapped out the results of the 2018 Point in Time count of homelessness in King County. The map shows the change in the rate of homelessness since 2017 in each census tract in the county.

Homelessness across the county is up 4 percent from last year. The Where are people homeless in King County? map colors each census tract by the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/j6DNsf9B5So/homeless-in-seattle.html

The Map of Languages

Category: Google Maps | Jul 20, 2018

The Europa Polyglotta is an eighteenth century map of the world’s languages and alphabets. The map was published in 1741 as part of Gottfried Hensel’s early work on comparative linguistics, the Synopsis Universae Philologiae.

The map is divided into four continents of Europa, Asia, Africa and America. Each of the four continent segments includes a map of the continent and a list of the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/-o7HLa6TVss/the-map-of-languages.html

Mapping the History of Liverpool

Category: Google Maps | Jul 20, 2018

Historic Liverpool allows you to explore and learn more about the history of Liverpool through historic vintage maps of the city and an interactive map highlighting the city’s most historic buildings and monuments. The site includes a number of interactive vintage maps dating from 1847 through to 1898.

My favorite vintage map of the city in the collection is Ackermann’s Panoramic View of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/LV2jwpxldTg/mapping-history-of-liverpool.html

Mapping America’s Education Deserts

Category: Google Maps | Jul 18, 2018

11.2 million Americans live in education deserts – in areas which are more than 60 minutes from the nearest public college. For many students (for example older students, students with child-care duties, students who work full time or those who attend college part time) higher education is only possible if they can attend a local public college. If there isn’t a college nearby then they can’t

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/MXeBvXMUth0/mapping-americas-education-deserts.html

Britain’s Broadband Speed Map

Category: Google Maps | Jul 18, 2018

The Financial Times has mapped the average broadband speed in every postcode area in Great Britain. Surprisingly the map reveals that the inner cities often have the worst broadband speeds.

You can enter your postcode into the FT’s Broadband Speed Map to see the average broadband speed in your area and how that compares to the national averages. The red areas on the map are the areas with the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/98wM0YiDRck/britains-broadband-speed-map.html

The Māori Map of New Zealand

Category: Google Maps | Jul 17, 2018

Andrew Douglas-Clifford has created an interactive map of New Zealand with Māori place-names. The Te Reo Māori Web Map is a Mapbox map of New Zealand which shows the Te Reo place-names of New Zealand towns, cities, lakes, rivers, mountains and other notable locations.

The map uses the Te Reo place-name data from OpenStreetMap. This meant that in order for the map to work in the whole country

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/4VUNtvm3XoM/the-maori-map-of-new-zealand.html

Street Orientations – Anywhere Edition

Category: Google Maps | Jul 17, 2018

Today I was going to post a lot of other street orientation visualizations for global cities that have been posted to the Data is Beautiful subreddit over the last few days. But now I don’t need to because you can create your own for any location in the world with the Streets Orientations Mapbox map.

Visit any location on the world on the Streets Orientations Mapbox map and you can view a

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Nkw-QrCw7JY/street-orientations-anywhere-edition.html

Elevation Kaleidoscope

Category: Google Maps | Jul 16, 2018

Landschach is a global kaleidoscope made from a map of the world.

It might not look like Landschach is made from a map but it is. What you are seeing is a map in which a sine wave has been applied to elevation values. This results in blocks of colors without the normal gradients you would get in a traditional elevation map. You can see this more clearly when looking at the same map without the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/nsQE3ly79lo/elevation-kaleidoscope.html

Mappa Monday

Category: Google Maps | Jul 16, 2018

In the 7th century the scholar Isidore of Seville wrote an encyclopedia of universal knowledge. His ‘Etymologiae’ included a description of the known world. Some medieval manuscripts of  Etymologiae include a map based on Isidore’s description of the world. These are widely known as T and O maps.

You can view a 15th century interpretation of a T and O map on Mappae Mundi, my collection of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Z9SnPdRugq4/mappa-monday.html

The Yangon Time Machine

Category: Google Maps | Jul 16, 2018

The Yangon Time Machine is a Google Map showcasing vintage photographs of Yangon, Myanmar. Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar, is steeped in history. The city boasts the highest number of colonial-era buildings in Southeast Asia. It also boasts a large number of impressive Hindu and Buddhist temples.

You can browse the vintage photographs of Yangon by location by using the Yangon Time

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/USNPzZvmEtU/the-yangon-time-machine.html

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