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Live Traffic with Mapbox

Category: Google Maps | Apr 29, 2017

You can now add live traffic conditions to your Mapbox Maps. Mapbox Studio users now have access to two new preset map styles – both of which show live traffic conditions.

The two traffic condition styles are called Traffic Day and Traffic Night. Traffic Day shows traffic conditions on top of a light streets basemap while Traffic Night shows traffic on top of a dark streets basemap. You can

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Xj9lpX5eBPk/live-traffic-with-mapbox.html

The Leaflet Flowmap Layer

Category: Google Maps | Apr 28, 2017

Sarah Bellum’s Canvas Flowmap Layer is a popular ArcGIS JavaScript API library which allows you to map objects flowing from one location to another. It is now also available as a custom map layer for the Leaflet JavaScript mapping library.

Like the original ArcGIS flowmap layer Leaflet.Canvas-Flowmap-Layer uses Bezier curves to visualize the movement of objects from
one location to another on

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Lj4bziAz25I/the-leaflet-flowmap-layer.html

The /r/Place Atlas

Category: Google Maps | Apr 28, 2017

On April 1st Reddit uploaded a 1,000 x 1,000 pixel canvas to the /r/place subreddit. The canvas was blank except for the message:

“There is an empty canvas.
You may place a tile upon it, but you must wait to place another.
Individually you can create something.
Together you can create something more”.
Reddit users could select one pixel on the canvas and fill it in with any color from a 16-bit

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/BvGKWqK92sg/the-rplace-atlas.html

The Ever Changing World at Night

Category: Google Maps | Apr 27, 2017

The lights are going on all over India. A lot of them. If you compare NASA’s new nighttime map of the Earth with the 2012 map you can see where in the world electric lighting has grown and where it has fallen over the last four years. India stands out as a country that has seen a huge increase in night lights,

Two weeks ago NASA released a new composite map showing the Earth at night. The so

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/yTGySaQG9no/the-ever-changing-world-at-night.html

The Global Press Freedom Map

Category: Google Maps | Apr 27, 2017

Over the last twelve months the United States has fallen two places in the World Press Freedom Index. In explaining this fall Reporters Without Borders point to Donald’s Trump’s war with the media and his declaration that the press are the ‘enemy of the American people’.

While the USA has dropped two places (to 43rd) Norway has risen two places to become the top ranked country in the world for

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/zAQM9OS7rU8/the-global-press-freedom-map.html

The View from the Top of the World

Category: Google Maps | Apr 27, 2017

An Eye at the Summit is a planned expedition to climb the Baruntse mountain in the Khumbu region of eastern Nepal. In October of this year a team of French mountain climbers will begin a 35 day expedition to ascend the Méra Peak (6,476 m), reach the summit of Baruntse (7,129 m) and finally climb Lobuche Est (6,120 m). The Baruntse climb has been organized in order to raise funds for the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/ImMhj2ZPwlo/the-view-from-top-of-world.html

Predicting White Collar Crime

Category: Google Maps | Apr 26, 2017

Many police forces now use predictive policing models to identify locations where crimes are most likely to occur. These models scientifically target non-white, low-income neighborhoods as criminal hot-spots and the inhabitants of these neighborhoods as delinquent criminals.

Using current predictive policing models poor neighborhoods with a large proportion of non-white inhabitants are

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/1cn5NVUZQkw/predicting-white-collar-crime.html

The Geography of Death

Category: Google Maps | Apr 25, 2017

FiveThirtyEight has mapped the mortality rates in the USA for all of the leading causes of death. 35 Years Of American Death provides a choropleth view of mortality rates in every U.S. county from 1980 to 2014.

The maps show some regional variations in the mortality rates for different causes of death. FiveThirtyEight highlight some of these regional variations in the article beneath the map.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/-kNEODOqZPA/the-geography-of-death.html

Aleppo in London & Berlin

Category: Google Maps | Apr 25, 2017

The city of Aleppo has faced a colossal scale of damage since the start of the Syrian civil war. 65.61% of buildings in the Al Aqabeh neighborhood have been damaged by the fighting. In 18 of the city’s other neighborhoods over 40% of buildings have been damaged.

While these figures are shocking it is still hard for those of us unfamiliar with the city to conceive of the scale of this

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Loqb3kMz1uk/aleppo-in-london-berlin.html

The Diversity Map of the United States

Category: Google Maps | Apr 24, 2017

A new interactive map hosted by the University of Cincinnati shows the racial diversity of every neighborhood in the continental United States. It can also show how racial diversity has changed in each of those neighborhoods over the last twenty years.

The Racial Diversity map uses census data to visualize the dominant racial group in each 30 meter by 30 meter square in the country for the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/zlUaEYWS7tI/the-diversity-map-of-united-states.html

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