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Teaching Art with Leaflet

Category: Google Maps | Oct 19, 2017

I really like the Leaflet-IIIF plug-in for creating a Leaflet based browser for IIIF manifests. I think it has enormous potential for creating explanatory lessons about paintings and manuscripts shared using IIIF.

The Leaflet-IIIF plug-in page on Github has a few example maps. However none of them include any interactivity. I’ve therefore created a quick example using Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/sEyaGowPPDc/teaching-art-with-leaflet.html

Maps for Museums

Category: Google Maps | Oct 19, 2017

Major art galleries, museums and universities around the world are adopting the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF). IIIF is a standardized method of describing and delivering images over the web. In interactive mapping terms you might say it is a standard for creating interactive map tiles for images of documents, manuscripts, photographs and paintings.

One outcome from this

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/mKQnmv2-5J8/maps-for-museums.html

Mapping Vincent Van Gogh

Category: Google Maps | Oct 18, 2017

The Center for Open Data in the Humanities has created a very impressive Leaflet.js based tool for browsing historical manuscripts, paintings and other documents. The IIIF Curation Viewer is an open-source image viewer that allows you to view any image that has an IIIF Manifest (a common standard used by many museums, galleries and universities around the world).

In this demo of the IIIF

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/OQJS1Qd7MAU/mapping-vincent-van-gogh.html

Do You Live Near a Freeway?

Category: Google Maps | Oct 17, 2017

The Los Angeles Times can tell you how close you live to a freeway. Just enter your address and the LA Times will show you your house and the nearest freeway on an interactive map. It will also tell you if you are within the 500 foot zone where air pollution is highest or if you are within the 1,000 foot zone (where scientists advise that you shouldn’t live).

The map is part of the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Ohntyj18D1A/do-you-live-near-freeway.html

Real-Time Satellite Movies

Category: Google Maps | Oct 17, 2017

The Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Branch has released a new mapping tool which allows you to create short animated movies of the Earth using the latest satellite imagery from GOES-16 and Himawari-8.

The RAMMB Slider uses the latest available imagery from both satellites to allow you to create small animated movies of the Earth. Slider includes the option to select archived imagery if you

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/LFIA0XfM8SY/real-time-satellite-movies.html

Mapping the UK’s Falling House Prices

Category: Google Maps | Oct 17, 2017

If you account for inflation then a majority of UK residential properties are selling less now than they were ten years ago. In fact house prices have fallen in real terms in more than half of UK neighborhoods since 2007.

The BBC has created an interactive map which shows where house prices have gone up and where they have gone down. The House prices: Have they actually gone up? map clearly

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/4mI4-bQSKes/mapping-uks-falling-house-prices.html

North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Range

Category: Google Maps | Oct 16, 2017

ABC News has mapped the worldwide risk from North Korea’s nuclear weapons. In Where can North Korea’s missiles reach? ABC shows which countries are in range of Kim Jong-un’s inferiority complex.

This scrolling interactive uses a faux 3d globe to show the ranges of North Korea’s different missile types. As you progress through the story map the ranges of North Korea’s short-range, medium-range,

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/GzMTI07_cwY/north-koreas-nuclear-weapons-range.html

Who Owns Your Water?

Category: Google Maps | Oct 16, 2017

17% of water systems in the United States are privately owned. On average these private water companies charge customers 59% more for their water than publicly run water systems. This is bad news for customers, especially because unhappy customers can’t switch to another water company.

Who Owns Your Water shows the percentage of the population served by private water utilities in each state.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/WYgdOFD_agI/who-owns-your-water.html

Google Outer Space

Category: Google Maps | Oct 16, 2017

Google Maps can now help you navigate the solar system. As well as its aerial imagery, Street View and maps of Earth Google Maps can now take you to Mercury, Venus, Mars and Pluto. It can also show you maps of our moon and the moons Ceres, Io, Europa, Ganymede, Mimas, Enceladus, Dione, Rhea, Titan and Iapetus.

All of these new planets and moons on Google Maps have place-labels so you won’t get

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/jyWzb5Gd-nk/google-outer-space.html

Animated Markers in Mapbox

Category: Google Maps | Oct 16, 2017

Arden de Raaij, a developer from Lisbon, has released a nicely designed Mapbox map for geotagged photos. The map shows where photographs were taken and allows you to view them directly from the map. It also has some very impressive animations and transitions which are fired when the user interacts with a map marker.

There are two main animation effects used for each map marker, which are

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/RMIOKwjhrhQ/animated-markers-in-mapbox.html

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