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Android Pisses All Over Apple

Category: Google Maps | Apr 24, 2015

Google Maps has plotted out a new park in Pakistan which looks incredibly like the Android logo pissing on the Apple logo. Check-out it out now because I have a feeling this park will soon be gone from Google Maps.

Google’s Map Maker program allows anyone to make corrections to Google Maps. Any changes made using Google Map Maker need to be reviewed before they actually get added to the data

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/RQzXBislm_g/android-pisses-all-over-apple.html

Animated Football Heat Maps

Category: Google Maps | Apr 24, 2015

Over the last couple of years player heatmaps have become a very popular data visualization method for showing the influence of individual soccer players over the course of the ninety minutes of a soccer game. These static heatmaps tend to be used to show the areas of the pitch where an individual player has been most active during a soccer match.

This CartoDB Referee Map shows an animated

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/jjIdSuVsO8o/animated-football-heat-maps.html

The Canadian First Nations Map

Category: Google Maps | Apr 23, 2015

Native-land.ca is a Google Map of First Nation territories, languages and treaties in Canada. It also provides an extensive ‘resources’ page linking to many other websites about First Nation territories and languages.

Using the map layer buttons it is possible to view any combination of the three layers on the map. The ‘Nations’ layer provides a guide to the territories occupied by the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/iV1abx6omqI/the-canadian-first-nations-map.html

Creating Stories from Historical Maps

Category: Google Maps | Apr 23, 2015

The NYPL Map Library and the David Rumsey Historical Map Collection provide a great resource for any developers who wish to use historical map layers in their online maps. Last month I created a story map using a historical map and images from the NYPL Digital Collections.

My Gangs of New York
story map recounts the famous battle between members of the Dead
Rabbits gang and the Bowery Boys

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/YIuJucKkjeQ/creating-stories-from-historical-maps.html

Choropleth Transitions in Leaflet

Category: Google Maps | Apr 23, 2015

Fancy effects for your map applications with CSS is a series of CSS tricks which you can apply to Leaflet maps. Most of the CSS effects in the series are applied to the map when the user pans or zooms the map and (in my opinion) don’t really add much to the user experience.

However I do really like the first example, which uses Fill Color Transitions, to create a nice transition effect between

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/uf2pe8W4PH0/choropleth-transitions-in-leaflet.html

Mapping Australian Marine Life

Category: Google Maps | Apr 22, 2015

Red Maps’ Spot.Log.Map is an Australian citizen science project set-up to record uncommon marine species around the Australian coast. By asking members of the public to submit uncommon marine life in the seas around Australia the project hopes to see which marine species may be extending their range in response to changes in the environment, such as ocean
warming.

The site includes a Google

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/KiTiB_Yqvuk/mapping-australian-marine-life.html

Robben Island Street View

Category: Google Maps | Apr 22, 2015

Google has released Street View imagery for Robben Island in South Africa. Robben Island is most famous as the prison where Nelson Mandela was held for 18 of the 27 years he served behind bars.

The best way to explore the new Street View imagery is on the Robben Island Museum page on Google’s Cultural Institute website. The Robben Island Museum entry includes a guided tour of the prison by

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/TC-9YdolOK8/robben-island-street-view.html

The Football Fandom Map

Category: Google Maps | Apr 22, 2015

Last year the New York Times had a lot of success with a series of maps visualizing sports fans based on Facebook ‘likes’. First it released a Map of the Baseball Nation. It followed this by Mapping the Basketball Nation. Then it got around to football with the College Football Fan Map.

Where Facebook has ‘likes’ Twitter has followers. So Twitter has decided to create its own sports fan map of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/ruhh3bX2AtY/the-football-fandom-map.html

The UK Austerity Map

Category: Google Maps | Apr 22, 2015

The current UK government has pursued five years of austerity measures as it tries to get the country’s deficit under control. One of these measures has been to drastically cut welfare payments.

The Financial Times has used data compiled by the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research at Sheffield Hallam University, measuring the impact of government welfare cuts on individual

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/dJ_xkqI3rQU/the-uk-austerity-map.html

Asteroid Mapping

Category: Google Maps | Apr 21, 2015

In 2011 the DAWN spacecraft visited Vesta to collect data about this important asteroid. You can now explore Vesta yourself using NASA’s Digital Model of Asteroid Vesta.

Vesta is one of the largest asteroids in the asteroid belt, with a mean diameter of 525 kilometres. The Digital Model of Asteroid Vesta allows you to view the asteroid as a 2d or 3d map. The map itself seems to combine a Esri

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/9St5LyVEjTQ/asteroid-mapping.html