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Incredible 1830′s London Street Views

Category: Google Maps | Mar 20, 2014

In the 1830′s John Tallis published 88 pamphlets entitled ‘Tallis’s London Street Views’. These guides included a local map and sketched street views of a number of London’s main commercial roads. It was, if you will, the Google Maps of Georgian London.

The Museum of London owns a number of these pamphlets and has created an amazing ‘Street View’ type application that allows you to virtually

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/HB8puvK8jaU/incredible-1830s-london-street-views.html

Neon Maps

Category: Google Maps | Mar 20, 2014

M+, Hong Kong’s museum for visual culture, has released an interactive online exhibition celebrating Hong Kong’s neon signs. Neon Signs explores, maps and documents the city’s wonderful neon signs.

The public can upload images of their own favorite neon signs from throughout Hong Kong and they will appear on the Neon Signs Google Map. The map itself uses the Styled Map feature and custom map

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/W-YMoqnlHf8/neon-maps.html

Just Three Words

Category: Google Maps | Mar 20, 2014

The world is divided into 57 trillion 3 x 3 meter squares. Each of those squares can be uniquely identified with just three words. If you know the correct three words you can instantly transport yourself to any location in the world.

Welcome to the world of What3Words.

Launched last year what3words is a service that divides the world into 3 x 3m squares and gives each square a unique address

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/ijV74_G0v2A/just-three-words.html

Mapping Boston Homicides

Category: Google Maps | Mar 19, 2014

It seems rather trite to talk about the design of a homicide map but I like the interaction between the map and the data in this Boston Globe Homicides in Boston map.

Select a located murder on the map and the data table below the map automatically scrolls to display the entry for the selected homicide victim. Next to each victim’s name you can select the ‘stories’ tab to click through and

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/7fBDPcnA74s/mapping-boston-homicides.html

Fly Me to the Moon Map

Category: Google Maps | Mar 19, 2014

Google Moon left, LROC right

NASA has launched a map of the moon’s northern polar region. The LROC Northern Polar Mosaic is an interactive map of the north pole of the moon from 60 to 90 degrees north latitude.

The map uses satellite images which are incredibly detailed at two-meters-per-pixel and rather puts Google’s own Google Moon map to shame. The image above shows the J. Herschel Crater

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/ncQQAVQekls/fly-me-to-moon-map.html

New Data Layer for the Google Maps API

Category: Google Maps | Mar 19, 2014

The Google Maps API now has a new Data Layer which makes it very easy to add GeoJSON to your Google Map creations.

Using the new Data Layer with just one line of code you can add a GeoJSON file to your map. The specific line of code looks like this:

map.data.loadGeoJSON(‘filename.json’);

With that one line of code you can load data onto your Google Map. You can then use the new

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/GIHTl8Y7huk/new-data-layer-for-google-maps-api.html

3d Driving Routes

Category: Google Maps | Mar 19, 2014

This Bing WebGL Demo is very clever. The demo uses Bing Map tiles, elevation data and BabylonJS to create an animated 3d drive-through of any route.

Enter a starting point and a destination into the demo and you can view a drive-through of the calculated route in 3d. You can speed-up or slow-down the rate of the animation and you can drag the map around to change the direction of your view.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/218XV3WMNiA/3d-driving-routes.html

The History of the London Tube in 1 Minute

Category: Google Maps | Mar 19, 2014

The world’s first underground railway opened in January 1863. The first gas-lit wooden carriages hauled by steam locomotives ran between Paddington and Farringdon in London. Although the journey was dirty and unpleasant the cut in journey times proved hugely popular and soon new stations and lines began to be added to the London Underground. The London Underground now serves 270 stations and

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/mcRbUCJN7U0/the-history-of-london-tube-in-1-minute.html

Joy Division Inspired Maps

Category: Google Maps | Mar 18, 2014

Peter Saville’s design for the sleeve of Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures album is one of the most iconic examples of cover art. The white on black lines of the album cover are based on an image of radio pulsar waves.

Elevation Lines is a Leaflet map which takes inspiration from the Unknown Pleasures album in its design. The map visualizes global elevation data as a series of vertical lines.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/MOR6zD135Hw/the-joy-division-inspired-maps.html

Mapping Icelandic Earthquakes

Category: Google Maps | Mar 18, 2014

I like this map of Icelandic Earthquakes. The map itself isn’t actually rendered very well but it is an interesting visualization of earthquakes in Iceland since 1995.

Icelandic Earthquakes uses d3.js with the Leaflet mapping library. The map is from the National Land Survey of Iceland, which provides great topographical information. However Icelandic Earthquakes does highlight one of the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/ppgO_NtUynA/mapping-icelandic-earthquakes.html