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Rocking the Tippecanoe

Category: Google Maps | Mar 30, 2015

Tippecanoe is a tool for building vector tilesets from large collections of GeoJSON features. Input GeoJSON into Tippecanoe and it will give you back a vector mbtiles file. It is a very efficient way to visualize very large data-sets on an interactive map with minimal impact on performance.

You can see the results of using Tippecanoe in this map of ADS-B pings in and around Los Angeles

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/g1n1CQlydpA/rocking-tippecanoe.html

The Blueprint to a Better Map

Category: Google Maps | Mar 30, 2015

Blueprinted is an attractive map style designed to resemble cyanotype reproductions of technical drawings. Cyanotype is a photographic printing process, which was at one time particular popular with engineers, that produces a cyan-blue print – commonly known as blueprints.

This attractive Blueprinted map stlye was created by Lauren Ancona using Mapbox Studio. If you like the style you can fork

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/zXgl5S9fCEk/the-blueprint-to-better-map.html

Creating Seamless Street View Transitions

Category: Google Maps | Mar 30, 2015

Perspective Scaling is a demonstration of how to create seamless transitions between adjacent 360 degree panoramas.

You have probably noticed the jumps that occur when you walk along a street in Street View on Google Maps. Google tries to lessen this jump-cut by fading out the current panorama and fading in the next panorama. However there is still a noticeable jump as you move from one Street

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Nnxarz_hdH8/creating-seamless-street-view.html

Industrial Accidents & Strikes in China

Category: Google Maps | Mar 30, 2015

The China Labour Bulletin has launched an interactive map to monitor work-related accidents & deaths in China.

The new Work Accident Map is regularly updated and the data recorded can be used to analyse work-related accident trends over time, in different industries and in different regions of China. The map includes a number of options to filter the results shown on the map by date, industry,

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/z5oxXShZ93k/industrial-accidents-strikes-in-china.html

Magnificent Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Mar 29, 2015

Our Tam
is an amazing WebGL powered 3d map of Mount Tamalpais in Marin County,
California. Using the map you can rotate around the mountain and zoom in
and out on features with incredible speed. If you view the site in a
non-WebGL browser the map degrades gracefully to a 2d Google Map.

The map features a number of markers which allow you to explore stories,
photos and videos of the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/qVEyGTars0s/magnificent-maps-of-week.html

Mapping the Ocean Floor

Category: Google Maps | Mar 28, 2015

NOAA has created an Esri map of Gloucester Harbor which allows you to explore the ocean floor. Peer Beneath the Waves uses the Esri Story Map Spyglass feature to allow you to peak beneath NOAA’s nautical chart of the harbor and view the seabed beneath the waves.

You can drag the Spyglass around on the map to explore NOAA’s hydrographic survey data from Gloucester Harbor. The map also includes

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/H6vOaTj0_ts/mapping-ocean-floor.html

Canvas Masking in Leaflet

Category: Google Maps | Mar 28, 2015

Democracy Street is a really interesting map which reveals the etymology of UK streets that have been named after UK politicians. One clever design feature of the map is the use of a masking effect to highlight interactive areas on the map.

All of the featured roads & streets on the map are colored yellow. However the yellow roads on the map don’t show up so well when the map is zoomed out. To

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/SModN_l42S4/canvas-masking-in-leaflet.html

The Democratic Road Map

Category: Google Maps | Mar 28, 2015

Democracy Street is a new UK map, partly sponsored by the UK parliament, which is attempting to map the influence of democratic history on the country’s place-names. Using the map you can discover which streets in your neighbourhood have been named after a politician or someone else who has been important in some way to the country’s democratic history.

Streets and roads named after an

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/CksCldxPwjE/the-democratic-road-map.html

There Are 3D Maps – Then There’s Our Tam

Category: Google Maps | Mar 27, 2015

Our Tam is an amazing WebGL powered 3d map of Mount Tamalpais in Marin County, California. Using the map you can rotate around the mountain and zoom in and out on features with incredible speed. If you view the site in a non-WebGL browser the map degrades gracefully to a 2d Google Map.

The map features a number of markers which allow you to explore stories, photos and videos of the mountain

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/tNFvltBJLfU/there-are-3d-maps-then-theres-our-tam.html

Visit the New York of 1609

Category: Google Maps | Mar 27, 2015

It’s been a while since I last traveled back to the New York City of 1609. In the past I’ve always enjoyed my little trips to the forests and creeks of Mannahatta.

The last time I visited the Mannahatta Project you could view a map providing an imagined satellite view of how Manhattan Island might have looked back in 1609. Since that last trip to 1609 New York the project has been renamed the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/7Ci6KQ5v__E/visit-new-york-of-1609.html