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007 Street View

Category: Google Maps | Feb 4, 2015

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to track down the enemy agents and retrieve the stolen files.

On Friday the movie ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ opens in the United States. The film, based on the comic book The Secret Service created by Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar,  tells the story of a young street kid recruited into the secret service by an older spy.

In a new promotional

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/KF818SVPa20/007-street-view.html

16 Maps of Barcelona at Night

Category: Google Maps | Feb 4, 2015

atNight is a series of maps exploring the night time landscape of Barcelona. Using data gathered from social media, picture sharing websites and different modes of transport the maps explore how Barcelona at night differs from the Barcelona of the day.

All the maps are static maps which have been made interactive using the Leaflet.js mapping platform. You can browse through each of the 16 maps

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/r3iAujrLxkY/16-maps-of-barcelona-at-night.html

The San Francisco Travel Time Map

Category: Google Maps | Feb 3, 2015

OneBayArea Maps is a great tool for exploring San Francisco travel times and property prices. The map allows you to visualize the relationship between travel times and Bay Area housing prices and could help you find an area to live that is both commutable and affordable.

Center the map on a location in the Bay Area, choose your mode of transport and choose a median house price and you can view

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/HS5V1IbL2fs/the-san-francisco-travel-time-map.html

The Hockey Heatmap of Canada

Category: Google Maps | Feb 3, 2015

The 10 and 3 has released a Canadian NHL Players Map. The map shows the number of NHL players from each region since 1923.

Regions on this hockey heat-map of Canada are assigned a color intensity based on the number of players whose birthplace was in that region. The more players relative to the area’s population then the higher the intensity.

The map is a little skewed by regions with a low

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/5ydMCQw4FOE/the-hockey-heatmap-of-canada.html

The Maps Quiz

Category: Google Maps | Feb 3, 2015

Quizzity is a nicely designed map quiz built using the Leaflet mapping library. The quiz itself follows a familiar format, requiring you to pinpoint a series of locations and awarding points for the closeness of your answer.

After guessing five locations you are given your final score, the average distance you guessed from the correct location and the distance of your best answer. Quizzity

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/E7IfrlKVmEA/the-maps-quiz.html

The Barcelona Architecture Map

Category: Google Maps | Feb 3, 2015

Carta Arqueologica is a Google Map of architecturally important buildings in Barcelona.

The map includes a great search engine, which allows you to search Barcelona’s architecture by age and by type. Using the search options you can search by period, for example Roman, medieval or modern. You can also search by building type, for example, religious, military or habitat.

The individual

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/qDQZRr_8dKY/the-barcelona-architecture-map.html

Mapping Listed Buildings

Category: Google Maps | Feb 3, 2015

England’s Grade I Listed Buildings is a CartoDB map of historically and architecturally important buildings in England.

In the UK buildings that are deemed to have a special historical,
archaeological, architectural or artistic interest can be given ‘listed
building’ protection. The listing is designed to protect important
buildings which may not be demolished, extended, or altered without

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Ggn_QjrnRM4/mapping-listed-buildings.html

How Katy Perry Won the Super Bowl

Category: Google Maps | Feb 2, 2015

I’m often very disparaging about Simon Rogers’ animated Twitter maps. So it is only fair to give him credit for his #SB49: @Patriots vs. @Seahawks map, which shows how Katy Perry won the Super Bowl on Twitter.

The map shows the location of Tweets made for the Patriots and for the Seahawks during yesterday’s Super Bowl. The timeline includes the moments when either side scored during the game.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/93T_7oq79Wg/how-katy-perry-won-super-bowl.html

The Snowbound NYC Subway Map

Category: Google Maps | Feb 2, 2015

WNYC has created a fictional interactive map explaining how the New York subway system could survive a future snowmaggedon. On 26th January the MTA completely closed the subway system because of a snowstorm. WYNC has formulated a plan to close off the overground sections of the subway system during future snowstorms so that the underground parts could continue to run.

The Snowpiercer Scenario

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/ANKSQHNeK7M/the-snowbound-nyc-subway-map.html

Natural Language Mapping

Category: Google Maps | Feb 2, 2015

Parogra.ph is an interesting experiment in adding features to a map by using written commands. Type a location into Parogra.ph and a map marker will be added to the map. You can also add polylines to the map and change the map type (there is currently a choice of satellite, terrain or hand drawn).

Parogra.ph actually only recognizes a few written commands. You can add a marker to the map by

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Mj_xpOnVA74/natural-language-mapping.html