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800,000 Street Views of Amsterdam

Category: Google Maps | Sep 1, 2017

The City of Amsterdam has added 800,000 panoramic images of Amsterdam to Mapillary, the crowd-sourced alternative to Street View. This new 360 degree imagery includes lots of Street View imagery of the city’s canals captured by canal boat.

The best way to view the new imagery is by zooming in on Amsterdam on Mapillary. You can then select ‘filters’ and turn on the “Only show 360 panoramas”

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Srr-SBAveDc/800000-street-views-of-amsterdam.html

Mapping Child Care Deserts

Category: Google Maps | Aug 31, 2017

It appears that over half of Americans live in child care deserts, areas where it is difficult to find licensed child care. The Center for American Progress has analyzed the locations of licensed child care providers in 22 states (all those that have publicly available databases of licensed child care providers) and determined that much of the USA has inadequate child care provision.

You can

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/-_eBZ9mO1_I/mapping-child-care-deserts.html

4472 San Francisco Families Evicted

Category: Google Maps | Aug 31, 2017

The No-Fault Evictions Map visualizes properties in San Francisco where landlords have evicted their tenants using the controversial Ellis Act. It shows both individual properties and an overall choropleth view which shows which San Francisco neighborhoods have seen the most eviction.

The map includes a date control which allows you to filter the map by a specific date range. You can also

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/N5DOBjeav0I/4472-san-francisco-families-evicted.html

Wake to the Sounds of Nature

Category: Google Maps | Aug 31, 2017

Wake each morning to the sounds of nature with the EcoAlarm. The EcoAlarm will gently wake you every morning using specially recorded sounds from some of the world’s most natural environments. As you wake to the sounds of water flowing and birds singing you will also be helping to save the forests of Argentina.

EcoAlarm is an alarm clock application that wakes you using the sounds of the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/qDP8NhZdcMY/wake-to-sounds-of-nature.html

The Emoji Map Generator

Category: Google Maps | Aug 30, 2017

You have probably dreamed all of your life that one day you will have your very own Emoji Map. Well today that life-long dream becomes a reality – thanks to the Emoji Map Generator.

The Emoji Map Generator can create an emoji map for any location in the world. Just select the area you want to map and click ‘generate’. It really is that simple. You now have an Emoji Map.

But “Hold on””, I hear

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/y8nujzg8PTA/the-emoji-map-generator.html

2017 Tour de Turtles

Category: Google Maps | Aug 30, 2017

Soca, the Leatherback turtle, is currently leading this year’s exciting Tour de Turtles. With 63 days left in this annual endurance race Soca is currently around 200 miles in front of Lincoln in second place. However, with 6 days still remaining in the Tour de Turtles, this race is still wide open.

Every year Sea Turtle Conservancy track the marathon migration of sea turtles from their nesting

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/1uXn-AQXpuA/2017-tour-de-turtles.html

Hazards in Houston

Category: Google Maps | Aug 29, 2017

The Houston Ship Canal is home to the USA’s largest petrochemical complex. Along the canal there are 10 major refineries and dozens of chemical manufacturing plants. The Gulf Restoration Network has mapped these and other oil facilities in the Gulf Coast that are in danger from flooding.

ExxonMobil admitted today that two of its refineries have been damaged by Hurricane Harvey and have

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/5UcWbZgX388/hazards-in-houston.html

Civil War vs Civil Rights

Category: Google Maps | Aug 29, 2017

Caroline Klibanoff of Northeastern University has created an interactive map which shows where the southern states have memorialized the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement in street names. She has analyzed 6.8 million street names to find those streets named for Confederate and Civil Rights Movement leaders.

In Public Memory and Street Names in the South Caroline shows these Confederate

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/SaU_UW1YVYc/civil-war-vs-civil-rights.html

Exploring Trump’s Wall

Category: Google Maps | Aug 29, 2017

Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting has been collecting data on the US-Mexico border for a number of years. They have spent a long time mapping the existing border fence using satellite imagery and government PDF maps of the border.

From this data Reveal has discovered that around 700 miles of the 1,954 mile long U.S.-Mexico border is already fenced. Trump’s new wall will

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/5F7IhUSRwgo/exploring-trumps-wall.html

Houston, We Have 3 Problems!

Category: Google Maps | Aug 28, 2017

Houston buildings flooded in the 2015 Memorial Day Floods and in the 2016 Tax Day Floods

The city of Houston has three major problems: global warming, geography and deregulation. All three problems were brilliantly illustrated by ProPublica & the Texas Tribune last year in their series on Houston’s Flood Risk.

One article in this series, Boomtown, Flood Town, pointed out that (even before

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/5YoEH_18GOQ/houston-we-have-3-problems.html