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Mapping Police Violence and Killings

Category: Google Maps | Mar 3, 2015

There were a number of well reported instances of black American citizens being killed by the police in 2014. Not all of them were as well reported as the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson. According to Mapping Police Violence there were at least 1175 people killed by the police in 2014. 302 (25%) of them were black.

The National Police Violence Map is a mapped timeline of the 302 black men

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/4RU3cBSFuhs/mapping-police-violence-and-killings.html

Mapping New York’s Open Data

Category: Google Maps | Mar 3, 2015

NYC Open Data records all 311 service requests in New York City from 2010 to the present. The 311 number provides access to non-emergency municipal services and is commonly used to report issues such as loud noise, illegal parking and disruptions to public services / utilities etc.

The 311 Requests Map shows 311 requests made in the last 7 days. The maps uses the SODA API to retrieve the last

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Mw97OXRDkCw/mapping-new-yorks-open-data.html

Mapping London’s Workers Enclaves

Category: Google Maps | Mar 3, 2015

Oliver O’Brien’s London Tube Data Map
map is a fascinating analysis of London data. The map visualizes a wealth of data about the London Underground and the communities living around each tube station.

Recently the map has been updated to include the most popular job at electoral ward level in London. The map reveals that the most popular job in the Hackney and Islington area is art & media.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/WL9yl3s-Z1I/mapping-londons-workers-enclaves.html

All the Mormons Live in Utah

Category: Google Maps | Mar 2, 2015

It’s probably no surprise that the Church of the Latter-day Saints is the top religion in all of Utah’s counties. Did you know however that most of the south-east in made up of evangelical protestants.

Mapping Religious Adherence in the US shows the most worshiped religion in each U.S. state and the percentage of the population actively practicing the religion.

The map makes great use of a 

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/qFbcAcsqPRg/all-mormons-live-in-utah.html

Mapping the Gangs of New York

Category: Google Maps | Mar 2, 2015

Martin Scorsese’s film the Gangs of New York tells the tale of the gang wars between rival groups in the Five Points district of Lower Manhattan in the mid-Nineteenth Century. The film was based on the true gang wars which took place in the area. One of the most notorious battles between the gangs was the Dead Rabbits Riot, a two-day battle which took place on July 4–5, 1857.

The Gangs of New

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Z3P_0ZXLRIs/mapping-gangs-of-new-york.html

The Madrid Street View Game

Category: Google Maps | Mar 2, 2015

On March 5th Dainese D-Store is opening a new shop in Madrid. Before the store opens you can earn yourself some neat prizes by finding some hidden objects hidden on the map of Madrid.

To win the prizes you need to explore the streets of Madrid in Google Maps Street View. In La Invasion Roja a number of prize coupons have been placed around the city. All you need to do is find them by exploring

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/gnr7rLltFV0/the-madrid-street-view-game.html

Old London – A Day in the Life

Category: Google Maps | Mar 2, 2015

Mapping Emotions in Victorian London is a joint project by Stanford Literary Lab and Historypin which aims to map the emotional values attached to London locations in Victorian fiction.

The project is creating three London maps; ‘Dreadful London’ dedicated to mapping locations associated with fear in Victorian literature, ‘London in the Light’ which will map locations which have happy

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/vuj1Urk-8SE/old-london-day-in-life.html

The Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Mar 1, 2015

Can you run faster than a tiger? This new WWF Tiger Challenge map lets you compare your running data with that of a real tiger.

The Worldwide Wildlife Fund are tracking the daily movements of a tiger
in Russia. His daily track is visualized on a Google Map and shows the
total distance traveled and his average speed over the course of the
day.

To find out if you could beat the tiger in a

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/_NC7E0C-GAk/the-maps-of-week.html

Mapping India’s Water Supply & Demand

Category: Google Maps | Mar 1, 2015

It is predicted that India will only be able to meet 50% of its water demand by 2030. A new map, from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and other organizations, has been released to help water users in India respond to these challenges by measuring and mapping water risks in the country.

The India Water Tool uses 14 datasets and risk indicators to map India’s water supply

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/xST5R-nbKCc/mapping-indias-water-supply-demand.html

Berlin in Incredible 3d

Category: Google Maps | Feb 28, 2015

Wirtschaftsatlas Berlin is a map of Berlin which includes a pretty amazing isometric view of the city with fully textured 3d building models. The map also includes a more traditional OpenStreetMap 2d map view and Google Maps Street View.

To create the 3d map around 500,000 Berlin buildings were photographed from the air and their roofs were measured by Lidar. From this data photo-realistic 3d

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/NCCQyIzh8js/berlin-in-incredible-3d.html