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Mapping the Histories

Category: Google Maps | Jul 30, 2014

Herodotus, the Father of History, was a fifth century Greek historian. The Histories of Herodotus recounts the origins of the Great War between the Greeks and Persians and the rise of the Persian Empire.

The Hestia Project was set-up to carry out geospatial analysis of Herodotus’s Histories. Part of that project includes this Herodotus Timemap. The Timemap connects the text of the Histories

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T-Shirt Mapping

Category: Google Maps | Jul 29, 2014

SourceMap has being mapping product supply chains for a number of years. Sourcemap is a crowd-sourced directory of supply chain and environmental footprint maps for thousands of different well known and lesser known products.

SourceMap can be a great resource for businesses, providing them with an easy way to create an OpenStreetMap showing where all their core materials are sourced. For

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/iRjUZbv7_Rs/t-shirt-mapping.html

The Future Weather Map

Category: Google Maps | Jul 29, 2014

I estimate that I have reviewed over a 100 weather forecasting maps on Google Maps Mania over the last few years. This is definitely the first weather map I’ve reviewed which attempts to forecast the weather 86 years from now.

Climate Central has created an interesting interactive map which can show you what the summer temperatures will be like, where you live, in the year 2100. Future Summers

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/EnEh7ydFLv8/the-future-weather-map.html

Mapping the Fallen of the First World War

Category: Google Maps | Jul 29, 2014

The Royal British Legion is hoping to commemorate every Commonwealth serviceman and woman who died in World War I. Every Man Remembered allows you to commemorate relatives who died in the First World War or leave a commemoration for someone that hasn’t yet been given a tribute.

Every Man Remembered includes a Google Map showing the resting places of Commonwealth soldiers around the world. If

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Create a Customized Trip Map

Category: Google Maps | Jul 28, 2014

The KLM Must See application is a pretty cool tool to create a nice customized map for an upcoming trip. Using the application you can choose a city which you plan to visit soon and create a map of places you want to visit.

Using the application you can easily add places to the map which you want to visit on your trip. The map uses the Google Places API, so that as you type in a venue it

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/viZ1uUMSpnI/create-customized-trip-map.html

Mapping Buildings by Tax Revenue

Category: Google Maps | Jul 28, 2014

Harvesting Our Cities’ Land for Dollars is a map which shows the tax revenue per hectare of every building in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Building plots on the map are colored by the amount of tax revenue per hectare generated by each building. If you select a building on the map you can view the tax revenue per hectare of the building for 2011 and 2014. Another map shows the median change in

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/in_KUG8l_dE/mapping-buildings-by-tax-revenue.html

Mapping the Growth of OpenStreetMap

Category: Google Maps | Jul 28, 2014

OSM Then and Now allows you to view OpenStreetMap coverage around the world in 2007 side-by-side with today’s OpenStreetMap.

OpenStreetMap was started in the UK in 2004. OSM Then and Now shows that by 2007 OpenStreetMap was still a largely European project. By 2007 European cities, such as London, Amsterdam and Berlin had been comprehensively mapped. Conversely coverage in the rest of the

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The Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Jul 27, 2014

This week a couple of news maps really caught my attention. First up is
Liveuamap, a Google Map reporting incidents from the crisis in Ukraine. The map
is a nonprofit, volunteer run project with a mission to inform the
world about the on-going conflict in Ukraine.

The latest events in the country are plotted on the map using
categorized map markers and are also listed in a map side-panel.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/m4dNAkr3ZaY/the-maps-of-week_27.html

Namesake Towns on Street View

Category: Google Maps | Jul 26, 2014

While searching for Street View of Camden, North London this morning I accidentally ended up taking a virtual stroll around the derelict streets of Camden, New Jersey instead. I was struck by the obvious differences in fortunes of the trendy London neighborhood and its run-down namesake in America.

This got me interested in exploring some other towns and their namesakes on Street View. I’ve

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/40we0FD_ByM/namesake-towns-on-street-view.html

Putting News on the Map

Category: Google Maps | Jul 26, 2014

There have been quite a few news maps over the years and none of them have been better than Breaking News. Breaking News is an impressive website highlighting the latest news stories around the world. The site includes two main elements, a map and a news stream. Users can either read the posted news stories by clicking on the map pins or on the streamed news story headlines.

One of the nicest

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