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America’s Greatest Drives

Category: Google Maps | Oct 21, 2014

The US Secretary of Transportation used to have a website, called Byways.org, which provided detailed information on over 850 scenic roads in the United States, including maps, sample trips and points of interest along the way. Unfortunately the website was taken off-line in September 2013.

America’s Scenic Byways is an open-sourced project to provide an alternative to the now long departed

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/A2BJ5wOz0dg/americas-greatest-drives.html

Bogotá in 3d

Category: Google Maps | Oct 21, 2014

Bogotá en 3d is a beautiful looking CartoDB created map of the El Chicó neighborhood of Bogotá.

The map shows the footprints of thousands of buildings in the neighborhood, alongside information about the number of flats contained in each individual building. If you select a building on the map you can view details on the building’s usage and also a photo of the building.

I’m not sure how

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/aTjvzPL6ZIY/bogota-in-3d.html

Jane Goodall Street View

Category: Google Maps | Oct 21, 2014

Google has added Street View imagery to Google Maps from the Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania. The park is where the famous anthropologist Jane Goodall has for 45 years been studying the social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees.

Now you can also explore the shores of Lake Tanganyika and the rain forests of the Gombe Stream National Park using Google’s interactive panoramic

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/oE2iaAH26hc/jane-goodall-street-view.html

The House Sharing Map

Category: Google Maps | Oct 21, 2014

Unfortunately, unless you are a Russian oligarch, it is likely that you will never be able to afford to buy a home in London. This means, that if you do want to live in London, you will probably have to rent.

Unfortunately, unless you are a member of a Saudi royal family, you will never be able to afford to rent a house on your own in London. This means, that if you do want to live in London,

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/faQKVvWUfsU/the-house-sharing-map.html

Mapping Police Brutality

Category: Google Maps | Oct 20, 2014

After the shooting of the unarmed 18-year-old Mike Brown in Ferguson by a police officer a number of Ferguson citizens came together to form Hands Up United.

Hands Up United’s goal is in the short-term to get justice for the shooting of Mike Brown and, in the long-term, to help prevent future incidents of police brutality. To help achieve this goal Hand Up United has released an interactive map

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/K5_DzLbJe7I/mapping-police-brutality.html

The Art History of Zero

Category: Google Maps | Oct 20, 2014

‘ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s–60s’ is a Guggenheim exhibition showcasing the art of the ZERO group of artists. The ZERO art movement started in Germany in the 1950′s but soon became influential throughout Europe and Japan.

As part of the new ZERO exhibition (October 10, 2014–January 7, 2015) the Guggenheim has released an interactive map exploring the history of the ZERO group, the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/2xLVbpLrQR0/the-art-history-of-zero.html

Mapping Real-Time Buses in 3d

Category: Google Maps | Oct 20, 2014

Over the years Maps Mania has reported on a huge number of real-time transit maps around the world. Transit maps which allow you to view the live movements of buses, trams and trains live on a map. Seetys is the first one that I’ve seen which allows you to follow vehicles in 3d.

The Seetys Transport website provides real-time simulated maps of bus networks in a number of Spanish cities. The

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/3Ovi4Vpq1ic/mapping-real-time-buses-in-3d.html

The Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Oct 19, 2014

The most beautiful maps of the past week come from this collection of road orientation maps. Crayon the Grids
is a series of maps where all the streets have been colored based on
their orientation. The results, I think you will agree are absolutely
stunning.

This series of city road orientation visualizations includes maps of San
Francisco, Tokyo, New York, Chicago, London, Washington DC,

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/G4A93GkS9ac/the-maps-of-week.html

The View of Earth Live from Space

Category: Google Maps | Oct 18, 2014

ISS Live is a beautiful WebGL Earth visualization of the position of the International Space Station, which also includes NASA’s High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) live video stream of the Earth as seen from the ISS.

There are a number of other maps of NASA’s live stream of Earth but the use of a 3d globe in ISS Live makes this the most beautiful. The visualization uses Kloken Technolgies’

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/atlNNSw-uN0/the-view-of-earth-live-from-space.html

Mapping Jimmy John’s Exclusions Zones

Category: Google Maps | Oct 17, 2014

The Jimmy John’s franchised sandwich restaurant chain requires their employees to sign non-compete agreements. These non-compete contracts ensure that employees can not work for any other sandwich business within three miles of any Jimmy John’s location for two years after they leave their job with Jimmy John’s.

This means that there is now a 6,000 square mile ‘employment exclusion zone’ in

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/6QZkYihgsp8/mapping-jimmy-johns-exclusions-zones.html