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More 3d Building Maps

Category: Google Maps | Jun 23, 2014

There are some interesting experiments going on displaying 3d building views on OpenStreetMap. Mapzen’s Vector Tiles map demo shows building footprints at lower zoom levels and 3d buildings when you zoom in on the map.

The map includes a number of controls to change the perspective of the map view, to change the lighting effects and to add various effects to the map (check out the ‘elevator’

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/2N6jCVDo3eE/more-3d-building-maps.html

The Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Jun 22, 2014

One of the most interesting uses of Street View imagery since its introduction on Google Maps has been by MIT. MIT’s Place Pulse
project is a crowd-sourced experiment examining people’s perceptions of
different urban environments using their reactions to different Street View images.

MIT has now taken the the crowd-sourced safety rankings for 3,000 street images from
New York and Boston and

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/AgtFDZxzrsw/the-maps-of-week_22.html

How safe is New York?

Category: Google Maps | Jun 21, 2014

MIT has released a number of maps showing areas of perceived safety in New
York, Boston, Chicago and Detroit. Using Street View images of the cities StreetScore assesses the perceived safety of locations throughout the
city. Green dots on the map represent the areas which StreetScore has
assigned as having a high perceived safety rating and the red dots are
the locations with a low

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/ZVHll69tcJ0/how-safe-is-new-york.html

Jogging Around the World

Category: Google Maps | Jun 20, 2014

In New York joggers love to run in Central Park and along the southern tip of Manhattan.
In Chicago the lake shore is very popular and in San Francisco the
Golden Gate Park and The Embarcardero seem to be the most popular places
for joggers.

The Strava Global Heatmap
is a really informative Google Map of where joggers like to run and
where cyclists love to ride. The map allows you to view

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/OSzyNxnQ5Fw/jogging-around-world.html

Urban Renewal in New York

Category: Google Maps | Jun 20, 2014

The City of New York has adopted over 150 urban renewal plans since 1949. Over the years areas of the city have been selected for renewal because they have been designated blighted or obsolete. The city then gets federal funding for purchasing the land, moving the residents out, demolishing the structures and making way for new public and
private development.

Urban Reviewer has mapped the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/XejfhP-lQpU/urban-renewal-in-new-york.html

Mapping Global Child Mortality Rates

Category: Google Maps | Jun 20, 2014

The Pulitzer Center has created an informative map of global child mortality rates to highlight the progress the world has made in helping children survive their early years. The Child Lives map uses UNICEF data with the Mapbox platform to create a powerful visualization of the improvements in child mortality rates across the world.

The use of scaled circular markers provides a global

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Z1vNGV3iMog/mapping-global-child-mortality-rates.html

Satellite Video Mapping – Part Two

Category: Google Maps | Jun 19, 2014

Mapbox have created a stunning demo of a video of Earth taken from satellite embedded within an interactive map.

Back in March Mapbox released a video of a map containing video captured by Skybox’s SkySat-1. In the Mapbox video you can see that the SkySat-1 video is embedded on a map so that the user can zoom and pan into the video as you can with any interactive slippy map.

Of course I

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/JCBm8JMkDLE/satellite-video-mapping-part-two.html

The Top 5 Game of Thrones Maps

Category: Google Maps | Jun 19, 2014

A Map of Ice and Fire is an Esri map of the fantasy world portrayed in George Martin’s series of novels A Song of Ice and Fire.

Important locations in the novels are starred on the map. If you click on a star you can learn more about the location’s importance in a pop-up information window. As well as this world map of Westeros and Essos A Map of Ice and Fire contains four maps which plot the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/7ubAcTeLyWQ/the-top-5-game-of-thrones-maps.html

How Safe is this Street?

Category: Google Maps | Jun 19, 2014

One of the most interesting uses of Google Maps Street View imagery has been by MIT. MIT’s Place Pulse
project is a crowd-sourced experiment examining people’s perceptions of
different urban environments. The project aims to quantitatively
recognize which areas of a city are perceived as wealthy, modern, safe,
lively, active, unique, central, adaptable or family friendly based on
how people

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Bg0uuDnPRyc/how-safe-is-this-street.html

Putting Bike Directions on the Map

Category: Google Maps | Jun 19, 2014

BikeDistrict is a really great example of providing bike directions on an interactive map. The application allows you to search for and get cycling directions in Milan, Italy.

The application returns three suggested routes for any directions query: ‘cycle’, ‘direct’ and ‘safe’. The ‘cycle’ option returns a route which preferences cycle paths and avoids the roughest roads. Milan has a lot of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Y6XsLVBILH0/putting-bike-directions-on-map.html