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Mapping Iowa’s Growth

Category: Google Maps | May 17, 2016

This building age map allows you to see how Iowa City has developed over the last 200 years. Like other building age maps the Iowa City map colors building footprints to show the year when each building was constructed. However this map also includes a couple of other options.

If you press the ‘Animate’ button on the Build Year of Structures in Iowa City map you can watch buildings being added

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/E5UHomjDOyk/mapping-iowas-growth.html

The Rio Olympics – Inside & Out

Category: Google Maps | May 17, 2016

This past week both Mapbox and Google have been looking forward to the 2016 Rio Olympics. In doing so they also both playing to their mapping strengths.

Mapbox’s Rio 2016 takes you on a mapped tour around the 32 venues of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The map uses DigitalGlobe’s latest high resolution satellite imagery to take you on a guided tour of Rio de Janeiro and the venues being used in

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/_OOiL5olses/the-rio-olympics-inside-out.html

Mapping Property Taxes

Category: Google Maps | May 16, 2016

Recently the city of Edmonton increased property taxes. These property taxes are based on the estimated value of a property on July 1st of the previous year. This results in some interesting spatial patterns between those who get to pay more in property tax and those who get to pay less.

Home Tribe has released an interactive map providing a City of Edmonton Assessed Values Comparison

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/DXvftX_7V5U/mapping-property-taxes.html

It’s Isochronic Greased Lightening

Category: Google Maps | May 16, 2016

Walkalytics is a new service for providing pedestrian time analysis, or put more simply – walking times. Walkalytics provides an API to access its walking time analysis. The API has a paid subscription model, although I believe there is free limited access for developers.

You can view Walkalytics in action on this isochrone demo map, which allows you to query walking times in Switzerland,

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/yQ1yuiCTvOI/its-isochronic-greased-lightening.html

The Road to Rio

Category: Google Maps | May 16, 2016

Rio de Janeiro has experienced a huge number of construction projects over the last few years, many of them related to the upcoming 2016 Olympic Games. However these are only the very latest developments to take place in a city which has been continually growing since it was founded in 1565.

You can now explore the social and urban evolution of Rio de Janeiro since its foundation on the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/W5faD8Fbsgs/the-road-to-rio.html

Magic Polylines in Zurich

Category: Google Maps | May 16, 2016

Scroll down the page on this map of Zurich and the bus route lines on the map magically transform into line graphs.

Zürichs Gegensätze is an interactive map which explores the demographic makeup of the population around bus-stops on two bus routes in the Swedish city of Zurich. Using this map from Tages Anzeiger you can explore population data in a 500 meter radius around each bus-stop on

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/BVCGYg3I0Go/magic-polylines-in-zurich.html

Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | May 15, 2016

This week I was impressed with two story maps – one exploring the geological formation & history of North America and the other the importance of the Lancaster Sound area to wildlife and the Inuit people.

Making North America is a PBS Nova documentary film exploring the
history of the geological formation of North America and how the
continent’s land and mountains have emerged and evolved

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/DEFRc975hNw/maps-of-week.html

Mapping Tallurutiup Tariunga

Category: Google Maps | May 13, 2016

Tallurutiup Tariunga, otherwise known as Lancaster Sound, is the southern point of the Last Ice Area, the only area of the Arctic which is expected to retain its summer sea ice until 2050.

The World Wildlife Fund has released an interactive map of Lancaster Sound in order to raise awareness of the area’s delicate ecosystem and to promote a campaign to designate the Lancaster Sound a National

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/YdTckTNkeN4/mapping-tallurutiup-tariunga.html

Scratch & Sniff New York

Category: Google Maps | May 13, 2016

Scratch upon the surface veneer of New York City and you can usually find the historical foundations which lie beneath the modern city. At least you can with this new Urban Scratchoff map.

Urban Scratchoff is a map which presents modern aerial imagery of New York. However if you click and drag on the map you can wipe away the modern imagery to reveal historical aerial imagery of the city

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/yVQw0Y6spqw/scratch-sniff-new-york.html

The Glastonbury Festival Map

Category: Google Maps | May 13, 2016

The Glastonbury Festival site has now become so large that it is very easy to get lost (especially in the dark at night while being attacked by hallucinatory terrors). What is needed is an interactive map of the site – such as the NME’s Where to Camp at Glastonbury Map.

Ostensibly the NME’s map is a guide to the best camping spots at Glastyonbury, providing an overview of the liveliest and

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/EJiLEcvS7bQ/the-glastonbury-festival-map.html