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Make Your Own Animated Wind Map

Category: Google Maps | May 2, 2017

Earth Nullschool is one of the greatest interactive maps of all time. It is both an awesome technical achievement and a beautiful visualization of worldwide weather. Now you too can create your own global interactive animated wind map.

WebGL Wind is a plug-in library for Mapbox GL which can create an animated mapped visualization of wind conditions around the world. The map uses wind data from

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/cG3GsLoYxko/make-you-own-animated-wind-map.html

How Well Traveled Are You?

Category: Google Maps | May 2, 2017

Have you traveled as much of the world as the Queen of England? My guess is that unless you have a commonwealth of countries and a massive royal yacht then the answer is “Probably not!”.

You can find out with the How Adventurous Are You? interactive scratch map. Just click on all of the countries that you have visited around the world and the scratch map will reveal how much of the world that

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/mXcKb62QglI/how-well-traveled-are-you.html

The Global Atlas of World Trade

Category: Google Maps | May 1, 2017

You can now explore how trade operates around the world on a new global resource trade database, which includes 20 million points of data on global trade spanning 270 countries and 1,300 commodities since 2000. The online database also allows you to map the trade flow of individual commodities around the world.

Using Chatham House’s resourcetrade.earth you can track and visualize how natural

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/3kHnSs6RfPY/the-global-atlas-of-world-trade.html

Mapping Borneo’s Deforestation Disaster

Category: Google Maps | May 1, 2017

In 1973 three quarters of Borneo was covered in tropical forest. Since 1973 over one third of that forest has been lost due to industrial logging and the spread of industrial oil palm and pulpwood plantations. The Atlas of Deforestation and Industrial Plantations in Borneo shows where Borneo’s tropical forests have been lost and the incredible scale of this continuing deforestation.

The

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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