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Animating Wave & Swell Forecasts

Category: Google Maps | Jan 16, 2017

The global weather map VentuSky has a new animated wave layer which visualizes the movement of waves in the oceans & seas across the world.

Ventusky’s new animated wind layer shows two types of waves: swells and wind waves. Swells are shown on the map in black and wind waves are colored white. Having both swells and wind waves on the map means that it is easy to quickly spot locations where

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Lx6LXSckGYQ/animating-wave-swell-forecasts.html

Why NATO isn’t Obsolete

Category: Google Maps | Jan 16, 2017

Over the weekend Donald Trump called NATO obsolete. In this regard his views seem eerily similar to Vladimir Putin’s. It’s almost as if the President-elect’s foreign policy was designed to Make Russia Great Again.

Since 1949 NATO has been working to prevent conflicts around the world through political diplomacy and through military operations. It was established after World War II as an

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/RLv1tvMG0Qk/why-nato-isnt-obsolete.html

All the Places I’ve Been – President Obama

Category: Google Maps | Jan 14, 2017

America’s foreign policy is likely to change significantly over the next four years. Luckily the President-elect has the best advice. When recently asked about who he listens to on foreign policy Donald Trump said,

“I’m speaking with myself, number one, because I have a very good brain and I’ve said a lot of things.”

Just imagine the mess that the United States could be facing if Donald Trump

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/jJlKJlfybxE/all-places-ive-been-president-obama.html

Mapping the Soviet Gulag Camps

Category: Google Maps | Jan 13, 2017

Under Joseph Stalin the Gulag was the government agency that administered the forced labor camp system in the Soviet Union. The camps were used to house political prisoners and other convicts. The prisoners lived in harsh conditions and their slave labor was used in industrialization projects by the Soviet Union. These projects included timber production, mining and large construction projects.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/WQ_jueOTNOs/mapping-soviet-gulag-camps.html

Mapping the Spoken Word

Category: Google Maps | Jan 12, 2017

LocalLingual is a new global map which allows you to listen to how people speak around the world. Click on a country on the LocalLingual map and you can hear an audio recording of a local speaking the name of the country and the country’s capital. You can even listen to a recording of the country’s national anthem.

LocalLingual is also a crowd-sourced map, Which means in many countries you can

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/1VC1c8mr-Bk/mapping-spoken-word.html

It’s Snowing!

Category: Google Maps | Jan 12, 2017

The UK Met Office has issued a warning that large areas of the country will experience snow today. Which means that it’s time for the #uksnow Map.

The #uksnow Map shows the location of tweets that mention snow on a map of the UK. To add snow to the map you just need to include the hashtag ‘#uksnow’ in a Twitter message and a UK postcode. You should also add a score out of ten (where 0/10 = no

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/lyZE_n88EYw/its-snowing.html

Mapping the Museum

Category: Google Maps | Jan 11, 2017

The Sir John Soane’s Museum is one of London’s most interesting museums. The museum is in the home of the 19th century neo-classical architect John Soane and contains many of his drawings and models. It also contains many examples from his huge collection of paintings and antiquities.

Luckinly, if you can’t visit the museum in person, the Sir John Soane’s Museum has an outstanding 3D map which

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/QzOh-0Ff_Mw/mapping-museum.html

How Green is Your City?

Category: Google Maps | Jan 10, 2017

MIT Sensable City Lab has used Google Maps Street View images to assess the amount of tree canopy cover that exists in cities around the world. They have then used this data to give each of the assessed cities a ‘Green View Index’ score.

Of the 12 cities assessed so far Vancouver emerges as the greenest city. Paris currently has the lowest Green View Index score. MIT promises that more cities

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/qNAOPC06zo0/how-green-is-your-city.html

Mapping the Allied Bombing of Europe

Category: Google Maps | Jan 10, 2017

This map of World War II Bombings helps to show how useful map legends can be. It does this by not having a map legend. The result is that the map’s developer has created one of my favorite types of map game – ‘Guess What is Being Mapped Here’.

The absence of a legend means that the user has to try to work out for themselves what the map visualizes. The first clue is that the map shows no

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/6oOQ4km-REs/mapping-allied-bombing-of-europe.html

Mountains of Yellow Snow

Category: Google Maps | Jan 9, 2017

Vox has created a daily snowfall map of the United States. The National Snowfall Map uses data from 50,000 National Weather Service weather observers to visualize the last 24 hours of snowfall across the whole country.

The map makes good use of Mapbox GL’s extrude property to represent the amount of snowfall by height and color. The height of the extrusions is obviously exaggerated on the map

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/cWiQG9kJNn4/mountains-of-yellow-snow.html