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Stars Wars Street View: The Force Awakens

Category: Google Maps | Jan 4, 2016

If you were excited by Star Wars Street View Parts One & Two then you won’t want to miss Stars Wars Street View: The Force Awakens.

The official website for the new Stars Wars movie features two custom made Street Views which allow you to view 360 degree panoramic images. From the home page of the official Star Wars – The Force Awakens website you can select to view either of the two Street

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Create Your Own Interactive Map with Mapme

Category: Google Maps | Jan 4, 2016

Have you ever wanted to create your own interactive map? You can now easily create your own Google Map using mapme.

Mapme is a new Google Maps based creation tool which enables you to create your own free maps without having to do any coding. Using mapme’s intuitive map creation tool you can quickly create an interactive map with its own unique web address. You can then share the map with your

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Maps of the Fortnight

Category: Google Maps | Jan 3, 2016

Due to the holiday season Maps Mania didn’t have a Maps of the Week post last week. So, to make up for that omission, this week we look back at the best maps of the last fourteen days.

Just before Christmas CDRC Maps added a modal building age layer to their UK map, which allows users to view the age of residential building in towns and cities throughout England & Wales. The map reveals the

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Tracing You with Street View

Category: Google Maps | Jan 3, 2016

Tracing You is a website consisting of just six different Street View images showing various locations around the world. The locations of those six Street View images displayed are determined by the locations of the last six visitors to Tracing You.

The IP address of every visitor to Tracing You is tracked back to find where that visitor lives. The site then uses the latitude and longitude of

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Can You Name that Street View in One?

Category: Google Maps | Jan 2, 2016

Over the last few years the Street View location guessing game GeoGuessr has become very popular. GeoGuessr is so established as the number one Street View game that it is hard to see how any similar game is going to achieve any traction.

On the surface Earth-Picker is very similar to GeoGuessr. In the game, like in GeoGuessr, you are shown a series of random Street View scenes. The object of

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The Real-Time Twitter Emoji Map

Category: Google Maps | Jan 1, 2016

How are you feeling today? I’m guessing a lot of you are now suffering from last night’s celebrations. So why not cheer yourself up with this Real-Time Emoji Map?

Just fire up this map, sit back and relax as the world tells you how it feels on this New Year’s Day through the universal language of the emoji.

The Real-Time Emoji Map provides a snapshot of how people are feeling around the world

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The Top 10 Posts of 2015

Category: Google Maps | Dec 31, 2015

On the whole Maps Mania readers are idiots. Don’t take my word for it – just take a look at some of the rubbish you’ve been reading this year on this ridiculous mapping blog.

These were the top ten most popular posts on Maps Mania in 2015. At least two of them were good maps. In 2016 we must all do better.

1. Pacman on Google Maps

Google Maps on the desktop may be slower than a folding paper

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Animated Cycle Accident Heat Maps

Category: Google Maps | Dec 30, 2015

Traffic Accidents Involving Cyclists in the ACT is a heat map of traffic accidents involving cyclists in the Australian Capital Territory from 2012 to the end of 2015.

The map allows you to visualize the data in a number of ways. You can view animated heat maps of the data by month or by hour of the day. The map also include a useful tool to adjust the interval times of the animation, allowing

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Mapping the Rise of the Ku Klux Klan

Category: Google Maps | Dec 30, 2015

Mapping the Second Ku Klux Klan, 1915-1940 is an animated timeline map showing the rise of klaverns in the United States between 1915 and 1940.

The Virginia Commonwealth Library says that the first ‘Klan of Reconstruction’ and the third ‘Klan of the Civil Rights era’ were both mainly concentrated in the Deep South. This animated map shows how the second Klan spread across the United States.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/UkBhLGM2FAE/mapping-rise-of-ku-klux-klan.html

Out of the Ice Age

Category: Google Maps | Dec 30, 2015

CBC’s three part documentary series The Great Human Odyssey explored the evolution and development of the human race. To accompany the series CBC created an online interactive documentary, Homo Sapiens – Child of the Ice Age.

The online documentary explores human evolution within the context of climate change over the centuries in which humans have inhabited planet Earth. At the heart of the

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