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Mapping Animal Tracks

Category: Google Maps | Nov 18, 2014

Tracking Geese Migration Between Germany and Russia is a Google Map showing the flight paths of a number of Geese over a number of years.

If you select a bird’s name from the map side-panel you can view the chosen bird’s path on the map. The time-line beneath the map shows the dates for the visualized flight paths. You can also click on the circular markers on the bird’s path to find out the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/dPV_Bcf-P7I/mapping-animal-tracks.html

The Problem With Crime Maps

Category: Google Maps | Nov 18, 2014

I’ve never been completely convinced of the legitimacy of crime maps. There are obvious dangers of stigmatizing neighborhoods and areas as hot-spots of crime based on crime data which may not be entirely accurate. The accuracy of crime data depends on a number of factors, including victims reporting crime, the police accurately recording the data and the data being accurately plotted to the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/7SSzclt6hPI/the-problem-with-crime-maps.html

The Global Habitat Protection Map

Category: Google Maps | Nov 18, 2014

The Terrestrial Habitat Protection map visualizes nationally-designated protected areas in countries around the world. You can use the map to view the habitat types available in any country and explore which habitats are protected by nationally-designated parks or conservation areas.

The Environmental Performance Index specifies 14 categories of climatic and geographic communities called ‘

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/9CeqWppNX6I/the-global-habitat-protection-map.html

Mapping Agricultural Landuse

Category: Google Maps | Nov 18, 2014

One of my favorite maps from last year was Bert Spaan’s Netherland’s Building Age Map.
His map, created for the Waag website, visualized the age of a staggering 9,866,539
buildings in the Netherlands.

All of the buildings in the Netherlands are colored on the map by their age of construction. You can
even click on any of the nearly 10 million buildings to view their exact
year of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/TTxXEZBajic/mapping-agricultural-landuse.html

Mapping Goodall’s Chimps

Category: Google Maps | Nov 17, 2014

Google has created a really nice story map exploring Jane Goodall’s research on chimps in Gombe Park, Tanzania. The map takes great advantage of Google’s recent Street View imagery captured in the national park.

The Gombe Park Street View Trek follows a now familiar format for story maps. To progress through the interactive you just keep scrolling down the page. As you scroll through the Trek

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Ilw4lVCUPF4/mapping-goodalls-chimps.html

Mapping the Toronto Municipal Election

Category: Google Maps | Nov 17, 2014

This Google Maps based 2014 Toronto Municipal Election map is a really nicely designed visualization of the recent Toronto elections. The map allows you to explore how each electoral ward voted and also provides information on a range of socio-economic data about each ward and subdivision.

If you mouse-over a ward subdivision on the map you can view a breakdown of the percentage of votes cast

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/N8P15RnbZLQ/mapping-toronto-municipal-election.html

Mapping New York’s Traffic Accidents

Category: Google Maps | Nov 17, 2014

Earlier this year the City of New York set a ‘Vision Zero’ goal, to end traffic accident deaths and injuries on the city’s roads. To help achieve this aim the City released the Vision Zero consultation map which allowed New Yorkers to share their knowledge of the city
streets.

This consultation period has now ended but you can still use the map to browse through the over 10,000 comments

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Eb1_CmEig0E/mapping-new-yorks-traffic-accidents.html

The £1000 Map

Category: Google Maps | Nov 17, 2014

A new map from On Stride Financial shows you how long you could live on £1000 in different countries in Europe. The Cost of Living map allows you to select from a number of European cities to view a breakdown of how much it would cost to live there.

According to the map the most expensive cities are Paris and London. If you had £1000 you could live in either city for 6 days and 20 hours. The

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/DPGF-2e3fw8/the-1000-map.html

Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Nov 16, 2014

There have been a lot of maps released this month commemorating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Among my favorites was this map from Spanish radio & television broadcaster RTVE. The map investigates the 138 victims who were killed trying
to cross the Wall during the Cold War.

During the 28 years of the Wall’s existence 121 men, 8 women and 9 children were killed while

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Cx7S9n06s4Q/maps-of-week_16.html

The Barrier Reef on Street View

Category: Google Maps | Nov 16, 2014

Google and the Catlin Seaview Survey have released more underwater Street View imagery captured off the coast of Australia. In the new imagery you can explore the beaches of Bondi and the seafloor of the Great Barrier Reef.

I’ve gone on a little scuba dive to discover most of the amazing sights in this new imagery. So, if you want to see some of the highlights from Google’s underwater Sea View

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/SD8WENDLD78/the-barrier-reef-on-street-view.html