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Mapping the Boston Globe

Category: Google Maps | Oct 11, 2016

Mapping the Globe is a really interesting project to map all the locations mentioned in the Boston Globe since November 2011. The map allows you to visualize the areas which are most mentioned in the Globe as a whole and within the newspaper’s individual sections.

Two filter controls on the map allow you to explore the data in more detail. The ‘Map’ filter allows you to view the geographical

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/5HdR8lFQCrs/mapping-boston-globe.html

150 Years of Hurricanes Mapped

Category: Google Maps | Oct 11, 2016

NOAA’s Historical Hurricane Tracks maps the tracks of over 6,000 historical hurricanes around the world since 1842.

It is possible to search for hurricane tracks on the map by location, name, year and by ocean basin. If you select an individual hurricane you can view its historical track on the map. The hurricane’s track is color coded to show the tropical storm strength over time. You can also

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/hUCkFsstxo0/150-years-of-hurricanes-mapped.html

3D Earthquake Mapping

Category: Google Maps | Oct 10, 2016

Engineers and architects can learn a lot about how to make buildings and other structures more earthquake proof by studying the devastation caused by earthquakes. However in the immediate aftermath of a disastrous earthquake rescue efforts and then clean-up & restoration projects obviously are of far more importance. This gives engineers a very short time-span in which to study how buildings

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/aJ6AegL6pyw/3d-earthquake-mapping.html

Sky View

Category: Google Maps | Oct 10, 2016

Hivemapper are developing a beautiful interface for exploring drone captured videos from a 3d map. Using a 3d map allows users to explore drone videos by specific location. Instead of having to scrub through a whole drone video searching for the footage of the location you wish to view with ‘Flight View’ you can just click on the map to find the relevant part of the video.

Hivemapper Flight

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/0RMFYrX3BM4/sky-view.html

Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Oct 9, 2016

My favorite map this week doesn’t involve any cartography but it does use the navigation tools that we have come to know from interactive maps. OneZoom is an interactive map which allows you to explore the complete tree of life on Earth. It uses an interactive map interface to visualize the evolutionary relationships between every species living on our planet.

Each leaf on the OneZoom tree of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Vm16yniZ9k4/maps-of-week.html

Big, Big Art

Category: Google Maps | Oct 8, 2016

Since the beginning of the earliest civilizations humans have sought to mold and shape the landscape for the purposes of defense, marking territory, hunting & farming and for other practical purposes. However alongside these practical reasons for altering the natural, physical environment humans have also sought to change the landscape for, what might be argued as impractical, cultural,

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/AKyXIgnv1rs/big-big-art.html

The History of Undersea Cables

Category: Google Maps | Oct 7, 2016

A new map from Quartz shows the history of undersea cables being built to carry internet traffic around the world.

The map starts in 1990 and shows the original undersea internet cables built in Europe. As the map plays through the timeline you can watch how undersea cables have spread across the globe. The Explosive Growth of Underwater Cables also includes a graph which shows the amount of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/LcZrR_ZwWC0/the-history-of-undersea-cables.html

Deep Sea Mining Watch

Category: Google Maps | Oct 7, 2016

Over one million square kilometers of the world’s oceans have received claims for deep sea mining. Mining in the Earth’s oceans can be very destructive of delicate marine ecosystems and can lead to the loss of unique species and sensitive deep sea habitats.

Deep Sea Mining Watch is a global map showing where these mining claims are known to have been made. The map also shows the GPS tracks

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/PMAw2urDKlY/deep-sea-mining-watch.html

How to create a Building Height Map

Category: Google Maps | Oct 6, 2016

It is now very easy to create a building height map in just a few short steps using Mapbox.

This week Mapbox announced that their Mapbox Streets v7 vector tiles now include building height data. This means that you can use Mapbox Studio to style buildings on Mapbox Streets v7 by the height of the buildings. In other words you can color building footprints on a map to create a building height

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/dP36ud5s8Ug/how-to-create-building-height-map.html

Mapping U.S. Foreign Aid

Category: Google Maps | Oct 6, 2016

USAID has created an interactive map to show where and how historical U.S. foreign aid has been given to countries around the world. The Foreign Aid Trends map visualizes where U.S. foreign aid has been spent from 1946 to 2014.

The map allows you to view the total amount of foreign aid given to individual countries by year, funding agency and by assistance category. These data filters really

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/qHFxVu8DbjY/mapping-us-foreign-aid.html