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Opening Hours on Google Maps

Category: Google Maps | Sep 16, 2014

One of my biggest first world problems is never being able to find an open cafe late at night. After going out for a meal or visiting a pub in the evening I often feel like a decent cup of coffee before heading home. However for some reason in London most cafes shut between 6-9 pm. This makes it very difficult to find a good cup of coffee late at night.

When the Google Places API was released

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/LVhJQT9qPmc/opening-hours-on-google-maps.html

Mapping Temporal Patterns in Data

Category: Google Maps | Sep 16, 2014

CartoDB’s Torque library often seems to be used just to show lots of activity on a map. For example, lots of the Torque powered maps of Twitter data seem to be designed only to prove that lots of people use Twitter.

However the Torque library is a powerful tool and when used well it is able to clearly visualize temporal and geographical patterns in huge data-sets. A good example of this is a

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/0hmu99O4eKg/mapping-temporal-patterns-in-data.html

The Best Map of Springfield – Ever!

Category: Google Maps | Sep 15, 2014

It is a disgrace that nine years after the release of Google Maps, Google still haven’t managed to properly map one of America’s most loved towns. Luckily where ever Google fails Esri comes to the rescue.

Look up Springfield on Playgis and you will find a gloriously detailed map of this most famous of American towns. From the world’s first ever Kwik-E-Mart to Springfield Elementary School,

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/J45ek1R05Qg/the-best-map-of-springfield-ever.html

Mapping Drug Border Seizures

Category: Google Maps | Sep 15, 2014

Drug Seizures Along the US-Mexico Border, from the Center of Investigative Journalism, examines the amount and types of drugs that have been seized being smuggled across the 2,000 mile border between the United States and Mexico.

The map plots 128,169 drug seizures made by the U.S. Border Patrol between Jan 2005 and Oct 2011. You can select which type of drug is plotted on the map (marijuana,

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/O0aDCTaVMIA/mapping-drug-border-seizures.html

The Zombie Sounds of Street View

Category: Google Maps | Sep 15, 2014

Last month Amplifon created Sounds of Street View, a new platform which allows you to add sound to Google Maps Street View. If you visit Sounds of Street View Create Your Own you can download the Sounds of Street View framework and read a
detailed guide explaining how to create your own Street View with sound
experience.

Bryan James has become the first independent developer to use the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/uRGhf4UZ3zI/the-zombie-sounds-of-street-view.html

Animated Subway Maps

Category: Google Maps | Sep 15, 2014

Monday morning. Time to start the week with a little frivolous fun.

Tube Scroll has created a number of underground transit system maps using SVG. Choose a transit map from the front page (including GTA V’s Los Santos subway map) and you can then watch as your chosen map is drawn live on your monitor.

To see the subway map being drawn you simply have to scroll down on the page. Each map also

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/y8rwqqKeGmA/animated-subway-maps.html

The Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Sep 14, 2014

On April 9th, 1948 in Bogotá, Colombia, Jorge Eliécer Gaitán Ayala, the Liberal
leader and presidential candidate, was assassinated. In
response to his assassination massive riots broke out in the city. The
riots of April 9th left 3,000 to 5,000 dead and thousands injured, with
much of downtown Bogotá destroyed.

The History of Bogatazo
is a story map which recounts the assassination of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/XSgvlGdRo8k/the-maps-of-week.html

Mapping the Life of George Washington

Category: Google Maps | Sep 13, 2014

George Washington spent a lot of time in Washington DC. I guess he liked the name.1

Washington’s World is a biographical map of George Washington’s life created by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association (Mount Vernon being Washington’s plantation home). The map allows you to explore the places which Washington visited in his life, from his birth in Westmoreland County, Virginia to his death at 

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/j-iIMm_bKLc/mapping-life-of-george-washington.html

The Russian Doll of Maps

Category: Google Maps | Sep 13, 2014

Displayce is a series of visual map experiments created using the Google Maps API. Each of the experimental views in Displayce uses a number of Google Map instances on one page to create an experimental map pattern.

For example, ‘foci’ (pictured above) overlays a number of Google Maps on top of each other. Each map instance shows a view of the same location but each map has a consecutively

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/WOxD1ORqr1U/the-russian-doll-of-maps.html

Street View Your House

Category: Google Maps | Sep 12, 2014

Creepy Polaroid is a fun little app which creates a quick little Street View snapshot of your house. Just share your address with Creepy Polaroid and it provides a Street View picture of your house, with your address printed along the bottom.

The application uses HTML5 geolocation to determine your current position. You can find how out how to do this with the Google Maps API in the JavaScript

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/EMcb05v5M8Q/street-view-your-house.html