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Open Addresses

Category: Google Maps | Dec 18, 2014

OpenAddresses is a free and open collection of postal address data around the world. Currently OpenAddresses has a lot of address data in the USA, Japan, Belgium, Australia and Denmark, with patchy coverage elsewhere.

Open Addresses has visualized the current coverage of address data worldwide on a Mapbox created map. This dot map of open addresses represents each open address in the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/-CdOwWo8JLQ/open-addresses.html

Maps Mania’s Top Stories of 2014

Category: Google Maps | Dec 17, 2014

This week I’ve been spending a bit of time going through the back catalog of Maps Mania hunting out my Best Maps of 2014. I thought it might be interesting to also have a quick look at the most popular stories on Maps Mania in 2014.

1. A Game of Thrones Mapped

This year only one subject could beat Pokemon and that was A Game of Thrones. The huge popularity of George Martin’s series of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/nUmTFjTKS5s/maps-manias-top-stories-of-2014.html

The History of Edinburgh Map

Category: Google Maps | Dec 17, 2014

Edinburgh Library has created a wonderful map featuring historical stories, photos and maps about life in the Scottish capital.

Our Town Stories – Edinburgh is a great showcase for some of Edinburgh Library’s collection of historical documents, photographs and maps. My favorite aspect of Our Town is that you can view historical photos of the city actually overlaid on your choice of historical

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/9Ha8QBZX7Hk/the-history-of-edinburgh-map.html

Your Human Google Maps Assistant

Category: Google Maps | Dec 17, 2014

Diane Rabreau is your personal Google Maps search assistant. If you ever come across anything strange on Google Maps or want to know more about a certain location – just ask Diane. She will visit the location in person and report back on what she finds.

Diane Goes for You – A Living Search Engine for Unknown Destinations reports back on the destinations which Diane has visited. For example, Gino

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/k11T3QbiJcU/your-human-google-maps-assistant.html

The 2014 Maps of the Year

Category: Google Maps | Dec 16, 2014

It’s that Maps of the Year time again. Each December I look back and celebrate some of my favorite interactive maps of the year. This year I’ve split my annual round-up into two parts. Maps of the Year – Part One covers the months of January through June, with the last six months of the year to come before the New Year.

This year you can filter my round-up by map provider. This is really handy

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/InjI4lbEBcQ/the-2014-maps-of-year.html

Escape from Alcatraz – The Map

Category: Google Maps | Dec 16, 2014

The Washington Post has published an interesting account of the escape of three detainees from Alcatraz in June 1962. No one knows if the three prisoners survived their escape attempt or died while trying to navigate the strong currents of the San Francisco Bay,

The Washington Post’s report, The Alcatraz Escapees Could have Survived, is based on the work of Dutch researchers who have been

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/-Df9G9OZep8/escape-from-alcatraz-map.html

Around & Around the Eiffel Tower

Category: Google Maps | Dec 16, 2014

OSM Buildings is a JavaScript library for visualizing OpenStreetMaps building geometry on interactive maps. Thanks to a new demo map using Mapbox GL you can explore OSM Bulidings from a completely new perspective.

One of many great features in Mapbox GL is the Mapbox GL rotate event. Using the rotate event in Mapbox GL allows you to change the orientation of a map. In the new OSM Buildings GL

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/gAf9S-gU96c/around-around-eiffel-tower.html

World Flight Paths on a 3d Globe

Category: Google Maps | Dec 16, 2014

Yesterday ArGIS released 3d Scene Viewer. This new option in ArcGIS allows developers to add an interactive 3d WebGL globe view to maps created with ArcGIS Online. You can view a demo of the 3dWebGL globe in action in this 2010 World Population map.

You can also take the new 3d Scene Viewer for a spin on this  Airflow Globe. This map visualizes worldwide flight-paths and airports. The data for

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/jw76tNecf9U/world-flight-paths-on-3d-globe.html

Goodbye Google Earth, Hello 3d Scene Viewer

Category: Google Maps | Dec 15, 2014

Any map developers still mourning the demise of the Google Earth API might be cheered a little by the news that maps in ArcGIS Online can now include a neat WebGL 3d globe view.

The ArcGIS 3d Scene Viewer allows ArcGIS Online users to add an interactive 3d WebGL globe view to their created maps. Now when you add a layer to an ArcGIS Online map you can view it as an interactive 2d map and as a

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/hZLNJZ_-KCM/goodbye-google-earth-hello-3d-scene.html

Mapping Vancouver Property Prices

Category: Google Maps | Dec 15, 2014

The Vancouver Land Prices Heat Map visualizes the price for Vancouver parcels of land based on the 2014 BC assessment data from tax reports. Land parcels on the map are colored to reflect the price per square foot of the property.

The map shows that many of Vancouver’s most expensive properties are concentrated in the Downtown, West End and Fairview neighborhoods. The map also shows that land

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/4m_XVvZlTxM/mapping-vancouver-property-prices.html