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Alpine Ski Resorts in Danger

Category: Google Maps | Mar 25, 2017

Climate scientists at the Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research in Switzerland estimate that the Alps are likely to see a huge drop in snow levels by the end of this century. They suggest that snowfall in the Alps could drop by between 30 and 70 percent by the year 2100. This could have serious consequences for many of Europe’s most popular ski resorts.

Der Spiegel has mapped out the

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Mapping Global Warming

Category: Google Maps | Mar 24, 2017

Every year the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) issues a report on the state of the global climate. The WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate in 2016 (PDF) reports that 2016 was the warmest year on record. The statement also reports that globally averaged sea-surface temperatures were also the warmest on record; global sea levels continued to rise; and Arctic sea-ice extent

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A World Map Without Highways

Category: Google Maps | Mar 23, 2017

During the 2012 London Olympics the streets around my home were closed to traffic. For over a month I got a wonderful glimpse of a world without noisy, polluting combustion engines. As I walked around the car free streets I would often imagine what the neighborhood would look like if all the tarmacked roads could be replaced with green grass and flower beds. Unfortunately once the Olympics were

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Street View in the Year 2050

Category: Google Maps | Mar 23, 2017

Select a location on the Earth 2050 3D globe and you can get a little glimpse into the future. Kaspersky Lab has brought together some of the world’s top scientists and futurologists to provide an insight into how the world might look in the year 2050.

Using the Earth 2050 futuristic looking 3D globe you can explore how various locations around the world might look in the future. Many of the

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The Noisy America Map

Category: Google Maps | Mar 22, 2017

Nearly one in ten Americans live with road and aviation noise that is as loud as a noisy garbage disposal (80 decibels or more). You can find out what noise levels are like where you live on the Department of Transportation’s new National Transportation Noise Map.

Using the National Transportation Noise Map you can view a heat map of road and aviation noise levels for your town or city. The

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The Building Age Story Map

Category: Google Maps | Mar 22, 2017

I really like building age maps. Multi-colored building footprints nearly always make really beautiful looking maps. But building age maps don’t just look good. They also have interesting stories to tell about where a city’s oldest buildings still exist in the city’s streets.

Most building age maps leave the users themselves to find these stories in the patterns of the colored building

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The Geography of Murder

Category: Google Maps | Mar 21, 2017

In 2015 there were over 13,000 gun murders in the United States. Those murders weren’t distributed equally throughout the country (even if you normalize the data for population). In fact 26% of gun homicides in 2015 took place in just 1,200 neighborhood census tracts, home to just 1.5% of the population.

The Guardian has used data from the Gun Violence Archive (GVA) to plot the locations of

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Comparing New York Neighborhoods

Category: Google Maps | Mar 21, 2017

You can learn a lot about New York’s neighborhoods on DATA2GO.NYC. The DATA2GO.NYC mapping and data tool allows you to access federal, state and local data concerning the economic well-being of all of the city’s neighborhoods. Using the tool you can view information in many different areas, such as educational attainment and average incomes in each New York neighborhood.

Using the DATA2GO.NYC

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The Worldwide Waste Map

Category: Google Maps | Mar 20, 2017

The University of Leeds and the International Solid Waste Association have created an interactive map which explores & visualizes issues around municipal waste management across the globe. The Waste Atlas includes information about landfills, dumpsites and waste management in 164 different countries and 1,779 different cities around the world. Using the map you can compare and contrast the

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Mapping the History of Latin America

Category: Google Maps | Mar 20, 2017

HGIS de las Indias is a historical-geographical information system for Latin America. The map provides a way to explore and discover information about the historical geography of Latin America from 1701 to 1808.

HGIS de Las Indias includes a number of map layers which allow you to explore historical data on the interactive map. These layers include a collection of 19 georeferenced vintage maps

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