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New York’s Shrinking Rivers

Category: Google Maps | Dec 15, 2017

The Changing Shoreline of New York City uses historical maps, from the New York Public Library’s collection, to explore how Manhattan has physically grown in size during its brief history. This fascinating look at the changing landscape of New York was created by Laura Blaszczak during her internship at the New York Public Library.

As you scroll through this impressive story map historical

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/I93dVQNTtYU/new-yorks-shrinking-rivers.html

The History of Data Visualization

Category: Google Maps | Dec 15, 2017

The magnificent David Rumsey Collection has a new ‘data visualization’ subject field which allows you to search and explore some wonderful examples of early data visualizations. It features data visualizations by pioneers of information graphics, such as Charles Minard, Henry Beck and John  B.Sparks.

One of my personal favorites in this data visualization collection is Levi W. Yaggy’s

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/1zlJEvY_59Q/the-history-of-data-visualization.html

The MP’s Expenses Map

Category: Google Maps | Dec 14, 2017

Members of Parliament representing the Scottish National Party tend to claim more in expenses than MP’s from other political parties. 8 out of the top 10 biggest expenses claims made by Members of Parliament last year were by MP’s from the SNP. The SNP would probably be keen to point out that their MP’s have the furthest to travel from their constituencies to Westminster and therefore have the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/xXVKnPWsJDk/the-mps-expenses-map.html

Interactive Map of the Southern Sky

Category: Google Maps | Dec 14, 2017

The Australian National University has released the most detailed interactive map of the southern sky. The Southern Sky Viewer allows you to explore nearly 300 million stars and galaxies that can be seen from the southern hemisphere.

The map is made from images captured by a specially-built, wide-field survey telescope at Siding Spring Observatory near Coonabarabran. The basemap is made up of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/B3qZOf2DYrw/interactive-map-of-southern-sky.html

Dreaming of a White Christmas

Category: Google Maps | Dec 13, 2017

One of NOAA’s most popular interactive maps is the First Snow Map, which provides a nationwide guide to when you can expect the first snow of the winter. The map shows the date at your location when the chance of snow is at least 50%, based on historical weather records. NOAA have also created a similar looking map which shows the historical predictability of whether you can expect a white

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/c4XqUyqiHFI/dreaming-of-white-christmas.html

150 Years of Mountain Photography

Category: Google Maps | Dec 13, 2017

Between 1861 and 1958 land surveyors took thousands of photographs of Canadian mountains. These photos provide a wonderful resource of Canada’s environmental history. A resource which scientists can use to observe how the environment has changed since the photos were taken.

The Mountain Legacy Project (MLP) has spent the last nine years working out where each of the original land surveyor

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/-ftoXbo9mgM/150-years-of-mountain-photography.html

36 Years of American Wildfire

Category: Google Maps | Dec 13, 2017

The most common cause of wildfires in the United States is lightning. However a large number of wildfires are started by humans, both deliberately and accidentally. You can now explore the causes of wildfires in the USA on a new interactive map.

Jill Hubley has mapped every single American wildfire since 1980. Her interactive map, U.S. Wildfire Causes 1980-2016, visualizes historical wildfire

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/IiYnVbnE0aM/36-years-of-american-wildfire.html

How Time Can Bend Space

Category: Google Maps | Dec 12, 2017

Showing how long it takes to travel between two different points on a map can be difficult. The most common approach is probably to use an isochrone layer, which uses color to visualize journey times geographically.

In the example above, from Mapbox, driving times from a selected point on the map are shown using different colors. In this example there is a continual gradation between the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/mJYyMkNQK9o/how-time-can-bend-space.html

Chicago Energy Consumption

Category: Google Maps | Dec 12, 2017

The Chicago Energy Database Map is a multivariate visualization of electricity and gas consumption in Chicago neighborhoods. The map uses both color and height in order to show two different variables. Gas consumption in each neighborhood is shown on the map using color, while the height of the neighborhood reflects the amount of local electricity consumption.

Using 3d towers and color allows

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/8tt9e0fJAdU/chicago-energy-consumption.html

Guns Across State Lines

Category: Google Maps | Dec 11, 2017

New Jersey has some of the most restrictive firearm laws in the country. Unfortunately for New Jersey most of the other 49 states aren’t so fussy about selling guns. That might be why 79% of guns in New Jersey recovered and traced by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were bought out of state.

Axios has mapped the ATF’s Firearms Trace Data – 2016 to show the top ten out of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/MLe31FLSgP0/guns-across-state-lines.html

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