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The Witcher III Leaflet Map

Category: Google Maps | May 30, 2015

The Witcher III Interactive Map is a Leaflet.js powered map of Velen and Novigrad within the Northern Kingdoms.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an action role-playing video game set in an open world environment. The Witcher games are based on the books of the same name by the Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski.

This new interactive map of The Witcher III game world, like most interactive game world

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/B4j_UuA0_P8/the-witcher-iii-leaflet-map.html

Terraforming London to Fit the Tube Map

Category: Google Maps | May 29, 2015

The biggest problem with London is that its geography doesn’t accurately conform to the London Underground map. Harry Beck’s famous London Underground map distorts geographical space on order to make the Underground map more legible for users.

To overcome the distortions of Harry Beck’s map we could of course create a more geographically accurate map of the Underground. The problem with this

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/BWY1mWC56zY/terraforming-london-to-fit-tube-map.html

The Hip Hop Albums of Street View

Category: Google Maps | May 29, 2015

Mass Appeal has been doing a little detective work to find the locations where a number of famous Hip Hop album covers were photographed. After finding the correct locations they then superimposed the album covers on top of the same view as seen in Google Maps Street View.

Iconic Hip Hop Albums in Street View features album covers by The Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Ice Cube and a number of other

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/zl3IP7Pjl_8/the-hip-hop-albums-of-street-view.html

Open Aerial Imagery

Category: Google Maps | May 28, 2015

The OpenAerialMap has been reborn. Between November 2007 and December 2008 OpenAerialMap provided a collection of open-sourced aerial imagery. Unfortunately some problems with hosting and licensing caused the first iteration of OpenAerialMap to close in 2008.

Now however Humanitarian OSM Team (HOT) has restarted the OpenAerialMap project. OpenAerialMap will provide a central repository for

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/3Ifc_t67_L8/open-aerial-imagery.html

Interactive Strip Maps

Category: Google Maps | May 28, 2015

Strip maps are very useful when you want to provide a navigation aide from one specific location to another. These maps, which represent a linear route and leave out geographical detail beyond a thin corridor, provide a focused guide to navigation and essentially ignore any geographical knowledge which isn’t germane to the journey.

Linear strip maps have a long history. One great example is

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/b5lHr7GN8t8/interactive-strip-maps.html

Reinventing the Map

Category: Google Maps | May 28, 2015

The 2015 European Games is being held in Baku, Azerbaijan, from 12 to 28 June 2015. This will be the inaugural event of the new European Games, an international mini-Olympics type event for athletes representing the National Olympic Committees of Europe.

The Journey of the Flame is a very interesting map which shows the route of the Baku 2015 torch relay. This futuristic 3d map was built using

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/UQtxUy2w1HI/reinventing-map.html

The Great San Francisco Earthquake Map

Category: Google Maps | May 27, 2015

Esri has published an interesting Medium blog post exploring some of the best history maps created using their mapping platform. We’ve featured some of the maps in Seven Maps That Will Change the Way You Look At History on Maps Mania before but The San Francisco 1906 Earthquake & Fire is one that I haven’t seen before.

This Story Map is based on a report by San Francisco Fire Department

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/S8W-liXxhZ8/the-great-san-francisco-earthquake-map.html

Ten Years of the Google Maps API

Category: Google Maps | May 27, 2015

It has been nearly ten years since the launch of the Google Maps API. That’s right – the Maps API is almost as old as Maps Mania.

To celebrate the occasion Google is sending the Google Maps bus out on the road. Starting tomorrow a ¬†customized 1959 GM tour bus will be at¬†Google I/O in San Francisco. After Google’s developer conference the bus will set off on a road trip across the USA. On this

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/2klMKgYQTYg/ten-years-of-google-maps-api.html

New Jersey’s Real-Time Buses & Trains

Category: Google Maps | May 27, 2015

Last week Maps Mania featured a round-up of live, real-time New York transit maps. If you live in New Jersey you have no reason to feel neglected as you can also view buses and trains in real-time on your own maps.

The New Jersey Live Bus Map shows the position of New Jersey buses in real-time moving on a Google Map. Judging by the number of buses flying around on this map, if you live in New

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/twsRCQW-Vwg/new-jerseys-real-time-buses-trains.html

Fractal Mapping

Category: Google Maps | May 27, 2015

MandelbrotGL is a Leaflet based map of infinite Mandelbrot set pattern. The map uses WebGL to render the Mandelbrot set on the fly in the browser. Therefore the map has infinite zooming, so you can keep zooming into the fractal pattern for ever.

Unfortunately the pattern starts getting a little pixelated after zoom level 20. That still leaves you with a lot of beautiful maths to explore.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/OPKA0PcCPTM/fractal-mapping.html