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Juan Mata Maps the World

Category: Google Maps | Nov 3, 2016

Manchester United star Juan Mata is not only a world class football player he is also a part-time amateur cartographer. When he isn’t busy on the Old Trafford pitch he likes to relax by tinkering with the Google Maps API.

You can check out his latest effort on the El Matamundi. The map locates every football stadium around the world where he has played during his long career. The map looks a

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/ClULlv4MK3Y/juan-mata-maps-world.html

ISS Spotting

Category: Google Maps | Nov 3, 2016

NASA has released a new interactive map which makes it much easier to spot the International Space Station as it orbits the Earth. The map can tell you the best times to see the ISS, where you need to look and how long it will be visible.

Share your location with the Spot the Station map and you can view details on the best dates and times to view the ISS. The map also tells you where to look

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/OIMau_y8tJ8/iss-spotting.html

The Only Election Map You Need

Category: Google Maps | Nov 2, 2016

Nate Silver rightfully earned a lot of plaudits for successfully forecasting the outcome in 49 of the 50 states in the 2008 U.S. Presidential election. However, if you want to know who will win next week’s presidential election, you should ignore FiveThirtyEight and ask an elementary school pupil instead.

Between now and November 4th elementary school children across America will be casting

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/1KvBqZYh4e8/the-only-election-map-you-need.html

Fantastic Beasts on Street View

Category: Google Maps | Nov 2, 2016

You can now step back in time and explore the streets of 1920’s New York on Google Maps. The Fantastical Beasts Magical Map uses the power of Street View to transport you through space and time to a New York where Muggles and wizards stand on the brink of war.

Using the Fantastical Beast Magical Map you can explore a number of locations from the new Harry Potter prequel movie, Fantastic Beasts

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/B3PQJCl8988/fantastic-beasts-on-street-view.html

The Languages of New York

Category: Google Maps | Nov 1, 2016

Languages of NYC is a fascinating map showing the most frequently spoken languages at home in New York City at census tract level.

English and Spanish are the most frequently spoken languages in most of New York’s homes. However Languages of NYC includes the option to exclude English or English & Spanish speakers from the map, which allows you to see what other languages are most frequently

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/bTmu6yYV39M/the-languages-of-new-york.html

San Francisco LIDAR data in 3D

Category: Google Maps | Oct 31, 2016

Over the last couple of weeks quite a few interactive maps have been released which have made use of the new extrude property in Mapbox GL. All of these maps have used the extrude property to create 3d buildings on a map. All of the maps therefore have (or could have) used the extrusion property with the building height data which is already available in the default map styles in Mapbox Studio.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/4kare_p_aBw/san-francisco-lidar-data-in-3d.html

The Geography of Employment

Category: Google Maps | Oct 31, 2016

Jobs in Boston is a dot map of jobs in Boston categorized by employment sector. It shows where people work in Boston and what type of jobs that they do. It also provides a really interesting insight into how different job sectors in the city tend to be concentrated in different Boston neighborhoods.

The Jobs in Boston map uses Longitudinal Employer–Household Dynamics (LEHD) data from the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/KKeeyCXguuc/the-geography-of-employment.html

City Zoning Maps in 3D

Category: Google Maps | Oct 31, 2016

Sarah Michael Levine has used Mapbox GL’s new extrude property to create a Jersey City Building Census complete with 3d buildings. The map visualizes the city’s buildings in 3d with zoning, ward and parcel information available for each building.

The Jersey City Building Census map colors each building in the city based on how it is zoned. You can click on a building footprint on the map to

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/7qYVBh0i0fk/city-zoning-maps-in-3d.html

The Elevated Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Oct 30, 2016

The development of WebGL and vector map tiles has led to some interesting experiments in visualizing elevation and depth data on interactive maps. For example this week we saw a couple of creative mapped visualizations of bathymetry and Lidar data.

Contours.org has used historical depth data of Scotland’s lochs to create a series of 3d WebGL maps of four of Scotland’s biggest lakes, including

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/1zjS_h8w_OA/the-elevated-maps-of-week.html

Spooky Locations for Halloween

Category: Google Maps | Oct 29, 2016

If you want to know the places to avoid this Halloween then you need to search Trulia’s Unnatural Hazards map. Enter your address into the Unnatural Hazards map and you can find the location of nearby zombie, vampire and ghost hot-spots.

Your chances of stumbling into a herd of the walking dead are based on how close you live to a cemetery. The map uses data from the census and OpenStreetMap

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/UA4lNp5xR_I/spooky-locations-for-halloween.html