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Dancing Maps

Category: Google Maps | Aug 16, 2017

I’ve just spent the last ten minutes singing to a map. The map enjoyed it and even danced for my pleasure.

You too can make this map dance. Just turn on your microphone when prompted and then start singing your favorite song. If the map likes your voice then all the buildings will start dancing for you.

The dancing map is possible because of Mapbox GL’s runtime styling capabilities. The map

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/k5UDLApQjGc/dancing-maps.html

The Best Views in London

Category: Google Maps | Aug 16, 2017

What do you get if you ask a computer to find the most scenic places in London?

The answer is this map of London’s Most Scenic Views.

Researchers at the University of Warwick trained a neural network on images from ScenicOrNot. ScenicOrNot is an online data science project which asks people to rate the views depicted in photos by how scenic they are. The neural network was used to identify

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/MDWi5Kgc8c0/the-best-views-in-london.html

The Dot Map of Canadian Languages

Category: Google Maps | Aug 15, 2017

The Dot Map of Canadian Languages uses data from the 2016 census to show the mother tongues of everyone in Canada. The map provides a great overview of where different language speakers live in each Canadian town and city.

Unfortunately the map doesn’t come with any information so I can’t be entirely sure how many people each dot represents. Each dot could be one language speaker or each dot

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/O5DdW9RWB7E/the-dot-map-of-canadian-languages.html

Solar Eclipse Simulators

Category: Google Maps | Aug 15, 2017

Next Monday everyone in the United States, even in Alaska and Hawaii, will be able to witness at least a partial solar eclipse. If you want to know how full an eclipse you will see then you need the HeyWhatsThat 2017 Eclipse map.

The HeyWhatsThat solar eclipse preview tool is very simple to use. You simply need to click on the Google Map to show your location and you can instantly see what the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/-qG8Blb9mCI/solar-eclipse-simulators.html

Bat Detectives

Category: Google Maps | Aug 15, 2017

There were 5117 bat calls made in my local park last night. Actually there were probably a lot more, but 5117 of them were captured by the bat sensors in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London.

The majority of the bat calls detected were recorded by Sensor 7. There are 15 sensors in total, although Sensor 15 and Sensor 4 don’t seem to be working at the moment. Sensor 1 and Sensor 3 do

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Uyt0NRmcW9k/bat-detectives.html

Every Wind Farm in America

Category: Google Maps | Aug 14, 2017

The American wind energy industry is expanding very quickly. Over $143 billion has been invested in new wind energy projects in the United States in the last 10 years. You can view how the number of wind farms has grown in the USA since the 1980’s on a new interactive map from the American Wind Energy Association.

The AWEA’s new U.S. Wind Industry Map shows the location of every utility scale

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/HtQJohYcEjU/every-wind-farm-in-america.html

DC’s Historical Street View

Category: Google Maps | Aug 14, 2017

From 1948 to 1952 John P. Wymer systematically photographed every single neighborhood in Washington DC. The result is an incredible historical record of the American capital in the mid-twentieth century.

Wymer’s DC allows you to view all 4,000 images in the John P. Wymer Photograph Collection superimposed on top of Google Maps Street View. This allows you to directly compare the Washington DC

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/ChB1amNAyU0/dcs-historical-street-view.html

How Does Your Neighborhood Rank?

Category: Google Maps | Aug 14, 2017

Last week Beñat Arregi released a series of interactive maps showing how Airbnb customers rank  the neighborhoods where they have stayed. After staying in a Airbnb property visitors are asked to give feedback on the property and on the neighborhood where it is located.

The aggregated ratings made by guests for each listing on Airbnb is publicly available. This means that you can use the Airbnb

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/3VT-1FyXucQ/how-does-your-neighborhood-rank.html

Mapping Cabs in NYC

Category: Google Maps | Aug 12, 2017

Back in 2014 Chris Whong created an impressive interactive map using New York Taxi Data. Chris’ map provided a great insight into the daily life of one New York taxi driver. The impressive amount of data released by the NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission however has other stories to tell about life and people in the Big Apple.

For example, Esri’s John Nelson has created a story map looking at

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/9neA28wu4TI/mapping-cabs-in-nyc.html

Subway Specs

Category: Google Maps | Aug 11, 2017

New York architect Candy Chan was amazed to discover that there are no three-dimensional plans of New York subway stations. She therefore decided to create her own. The result is X-Ray Area Maps, a series of beautifully drawn bird’s eye view illustrations of subway stations which reveal the tunnels, platforms and escalators which exist under New York’s streets.

Each of the five 3d plans

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/k6PPomwdlPs/subway-specs.html

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