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Mapping Well-Being

Category: Google Maps | Jun 28, 2014

Earlier this week Google Maps Mania featured the Wellbeing Map Explorer, a map showing how people subjectively rate their well-being in different English regions. The OECD has also been mapping well-being.

The OECD measured regions around the world in eight different areas – income, jobs, health, access
to services, environment, education, safety, and civic engagement. A
score was given to

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/AQ4nxayBpF8/mapping-well-being.html

Create Flickr & Google Location History Timeline

Category: Google Maps | Jun 27, 2014

Visits is a neat way to visualize your Google location history or Flickr albums as a mapped timeline. Add a link to your Google location history or a geotagged Flickr album and you can immediately create an impressive mapped timeline.

A chronological series of circular static Google Maps creates a visual timeline of your check-ins or photos. Mouse-over any of the circular maps and one line is

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/9K5GPI_bdh4/create-flickr-google-location-history.html

First World War Trench Maps

Category: Google Maps | Jun 27, 2014

The National Library of Scotland has released interactive maps of 307 trench maps from World War I. The maps not only show the location of First World War trenches but reveal the location of enemy positions and defences.

The maps are available to view in a number of different formats. You can view all the library’s historical military maps of trench positions by navigating this Google Map

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/4HC5BD_mlOU/first-world-war-trench-maps.html

How WWI Changed the Map of Europe

Category: Google Maps | Jun 27, 2014

A New York Times feature, The Great War: A 100-Year Legacy of World War I examines the lasting effects of WWI around the world through a series of articles. It also includes links to view some of the New York Times articles published during the war in the amazing New York Times Times Machine archives.

The whole feature is headed by an interactive map which allows you to view the map of Europe

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/BAYJH07Y8kc/how-wwi-changed-map-of-europe.html

The Ever Changing Map of Europe

Category: Google Maps | Jun 27, 2014

One hundred years ago tomorrow the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated, setting off a chain of events which eventually led to World War, the death of millions of people and the map of Europe changing forever.

Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty has created a neat mapped visualization which allows you to compare the 1914 map of Europe to the 2014 map of Europe. Europe 1914 and 2014

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/xfypgJ2HX3k/the-ever-changing-map-of-europe.html

The Top Ten Torque Maps – With No Football

Category: Google Maps | Jun 26, 2014

I love CartoDB’s Torque library but if I see one more Twitter map of a World Cup game I think I might explode. I think we get it now – people Tweet a lot when someone scores a goal. Torque is a very powerful visualization tool for animating large time-stamped data steps on an interactive map. It really does deserve to be used in better mapped visualizations.

Ramadan: How the World Celebrates

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Fsk7ExtYQI8/the-top-ten-torque-maps-with-no-football.html

Outdoor Swimming in Berlin

Category: Google Maps | Jun 26, 2014

I like this simple and understated map of Berlin swimming lakes and swimming pools. Berliner Badenstellen shows the locations of outdoor swimming locations and indoor swimming pools in and around the German capital.

The use of earthy natural tones on the map complements the map’s focus on where you can swim in nature in Berlin. The sparing use of only two 3d buildings on the map also helps by

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/5DF2ne_Ps0g/outdoor-swimming-in-berlin.html

Reel-Time Traffic

Category: Google Maps | Jun 26, 2014

Wegbeeld is a map of traffic conditions on the Netherlands’ motorway network. The map allows you to replay the last three hours of traffic on the whole network. So you might say that this map includes reel-time as well as real-time traffic conditions.

The map includes an estimation on the current CO2 emissions being generated by all the cars on the Netherlands’ motorways. The estimation is

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/HcQ5Z8Fs3wg/reel-time-traffic.html

Interactive Transit Maps

Category: Google Maps | Jun 25, 2014

TransitMe uses the Google Maps API to provide interactive maps of a number of transit systems around the world. Using TransitMe you can now zoom in and pan around the transit maps for a number of worldwide cities.

Currently the transit maps of New York, London, Paris, Madrid, Seoul and Shanghai are available on TransitMe.

If you are wondering why TransitMe doesn’t overlay these transit maps

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/mT_zmdTNuyg/interactive-transit-maps.html

The Road to the Sun

Category: Google Maps | Jun 25, 2014

Stonehenge in your City can help you find nearby streets which are aligned with the sunrise or sunset on the winter or summer solstice. The site has mapped out hundreds of cities around the world highlighting the streets which face towards sunrise or sunset during either solstice.

Streets which point towards sunrise are marked in yellow on the map and the streets which align with sunset are

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/s2P5qv5CxCI/the-road-to-sun.html