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Mapping Britain’s Ups & Downs

Category: Google Maps | Apr 11, 2018

The Relative Land Motion map showing subsidence on Wanstead Flats in East London

A new interactive map of the United Kingdom plots very small changes in elevation to show where the country is experiencing subsidence and where the land is experiencing uplift. Zoom in on any location on the Relative Land Motion Map of the UK and you can find out whether an area saw any warping of the land surface

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/hcpDjADJRuY/mapping-britains-ups-downs.html

The World at Night

Category: Google Maps | Apr 10, 2018

NASA’s Black Marble map of the Earth at night is the best way to view the distribution of artificial lights around the world. The Black Marble is a composite map made up of the best cloud-free satellite images of the Earth taken at night.

Cities at Night think that they can actually improve on NASA’s Black Marble map. This citizen science project is using crowd-sourcing to identify the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/k4duY73mQ5I/the-world-at-night.html

What Kills Americans & Where

Category: Google Maps | Apr 10, 2018

FiveThirtyEight has updated its U.S. mortality rates map to cover more categories of disease and causes of death. The 35 Years of American Death map shows the mortality rates in each county for the leading causes of death in the United States. The new causes of death added to the map include nine categories of chronic respiratory disease, four categories of infectious disease, HIV/AIDS,

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/tBUN4YWxUBo/what-kills-americans-where.html

Public Vacant land in NYC

Category: Google Maps | Apr 10, 2018

According to the NYC Department of City Planning there are 596 acres of vacant public land in Brooklyn. 596 Acres wants to help local communities turn these vacant lots into community gardens, pocket parks and play-spaces. One way they are they are doing this is by showing where the vacant lots are on an interactive map.

Living Lots NYC is a map showing the locations of public vacant land in

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/WAnGRDFULIE/public-vacant-land-in-nyc.html

Where to Rent and Where to Buy

Category: Google Maps | Apr 9, 2018

If you have been wondering about whether you should buy or rent a property then SmartAssest has a series of interactive tools which can help you make the right decision. These tools include a renting vs buying calculator and an interactive map showing where it is better to rent and where it is better to buy.

SmartAssest’s Rent vs Buy Calculator can help you make the decision of whether you

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/FGItf0Y7eP8/where-to-rent-and-where-to-buy.html

The Opioid Overdose Mapping Tool

Category: Google Maps | Apr 9, 2018

The University of Chicago has released a new interactive map that looks at the rates of drug overdose deaths in Appalachia. The national crisis in opioid addiction is particularly severe in Appalachia, where people are 55% more likely to die from a drug overdose than in the rest of the country.

The Overdose Mapping Tool helps to identify overdose hot-spots in Appalachia and allows you to

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/cMIffzDbCyI/the-opioid-overdose-mapping-tool.html

The Rise & Fall of Communism

Category: Google Maps | Apr 9, 2018

The Spread of Communism is an animated Leaflet map showing the rise and fall of global communism from 1917 to 2017. Starting with the Russian Revolution in 1917 communist countries are colored red on the map during the year that they fell to communism. The red country shapefiles are then removed from the map by the year when communism was overturned.

The data for the dates when countries

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/UUzqMx2IYP4/the-rise-fall-of-communism.html

Hungarian Election Maps

Category: Google Maps | Apr 9, 2018

Hungary’s anti-immigration Fidesz party has gained a spectacular victory in the Hungarian national election. Viktor Orbán has won a third consecutive term as Prime Minister. Orbán’s Fidesz party campaigned almost exclusively on the supposed dangers that Hungary faces from immigration.

The only interactive map of the election that I could find is in the daily newspaper Magyar Nemzet. The map

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/UP74gK7XZ6Y/hungarian-election-maps.html

The U.S. Eviction Rankings

Category: Google Maps | Apr 8, 2018

16.5% of renters in North Charleston, South Carolina are evicted every year. That’s 10 households every day who are permanently forced out of their homes. In fact North Charleston has the very dubious honor of topping the Eviction Lab’s Eviction Rankings. The Eviction Rankings lists the cities which had the worst records for evicting tenants in 2016.

The Eviction Lab at Princeton University

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/ivg46kgO8tc/the-us-eviction-rankings.html

Winter Ends & Spring Begins Early

Category: Google Maps | Apr 7, 2018

A couple of weeks ago the Washington Post produced a beautiful animated map of the number of inches of snow received by the United States over the winter. In Mapping Snowfall in the United States the Post mapped the accumulation of snow across the whole country over the season, from October through to the end of March.

Inspired by the Washington Post’s map David Waldron has created a series of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/L0zaEjMD7vo/winter-ends-spring-begins-early.html