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Mapping Life in Syria

Category: Google Maps | Jul 15, 2016

The situation in Syria remains desperate, particular for ordinary Syrians. A lack of food, safe drinking water and basic health care are affecting huge numbers. The situation is also deteriorating in terms of access to shelter and access to education.

You can learn more about the problems Syrians are facing in this story map examining the findings of the ACU’s Dynamic Monitoring Report No. 5.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/5hJKa07wyOg/mapping-life-in-syria.html

London at Night

Category: Google Maps | Jul 15, 2016

A few days ago I was admiring NASA’s amazing Paris at Night satellite image and hoping that someone would make an interactive map from the picture. I can’t actually link to a map of Paris at Night yet but I can go one better with a map of London at Night.

This aerial view of London at night is not better because it is London but because it is actually a higher resolution image than the Paris

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Yo5ccwoPKkQ/london-at-night.html

Mapping Canada’s Coastline

Category: Google Maps | Jul 14, 2016

The World Wildlife Fund has released an interactive map examining the habitats of marine species, human activity and conservation efforts around Canada’s coastline.

Canada’s Oceans: Planning for a Better Future allows you to learn more about Canada’s Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific coastlines. From the main map you can select from either of these three oceans. Then, from any of the three ocean

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/8h3GacoGfuY/mapping-canadas-coastline.html

Google Sheep View

Category: Google Maps | Jul 14, 2016

Google has not yet got around to providing Street View of the Faroe Islands on Google Maps. Therefore the islanders have had to take things into their own hands. Their solution is Google Sheep View.

The Faroe Islands may not have Google Street View but it does have sheep. A lot of sheep. The logical step therefore was to deck out the islands’ sheep with 360 degree panoramic cameras and set

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/-IsLQ-sCzjU/google-street-view.html

Mapping the Rise & Fall of Empires

Category: Google Maps | Jul 13, 2016

Running Reality is an interactive map which has set itself the small task of plotting the rise and fall of countries and empires throughout the entire history of human civilization. Using Running Reality you can browse historical events on an online animated historical atlas.

Pick any date using the map timeline and you can explore any date in human history and view an interactive atlas of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/3G0o_2pGzGs/mapping-rise-fall-of-empires.html

The Transit Deserts of New York

Category: Google Maps | Jul 13, 2016

Chris Wong has created an updated version of his Subway Deserts of New York map. His new interactive map shows areas of NYC which are more than ten minute walks from a subway station as deserted islands in the city of New York.

Subway Deserts v2 is an improvement on Chris’s original Subway Deserts map which placed blue circles over a 500 meter area around each subway station. In the new map

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/eRKXOHDAmB0/the-transit-deserts-of-new-york.html

England’s Rising Death Rates

Category: Google Maps | Jul 13, 2016

Death rates in England and Wales increased by 5.6% in 2015 compared to the previous year. The ONS is attributing this increase to rises in dementia and Alzheimer’s and a flu virus which predominantly affected older people. However others have argued that the UK’s government’s austerity programme has played a major role in the worsening overall health of the UK population.

The UK’s Office for

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/hS7QzYVk3TY/englands-rising-death-rates.html

The History of Greene Street

Category: Google Maps | Jul 12, 2016

In 1840 Greene Street, with 14 brothels, was the center of New York City’s sex industry. Since then the street has gone through many changes. with the brothels giving way to garment factories and then, later still, many of these vacated garment factories being occupied by artists as loft spaces.

You can learn more about the long and ever changing history of Greene Street on A Long History of a

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/L1ZCg0lC-Ts/the-history-of-greene-street.html

What Three Pokemon

Category: Google Maps | Jul 12, 2016

Damn my tendency to procrastination. Last night I was debating what would make an interesting clone of what3fucks. The obvious answer seemed to be replacing the swear words with Pokemon names.

Unfortunately for me I was rudely distracted by a bottle of ten year old brandy and never quite got around to starting this project. When I finally struggled, hungover, out of bed this morning I

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/bNTiAsA9E9w/what-three-pokemon.html

All the World’s a Stage

Category: Google Maps | Jul 12, 2016

I’m not sure that Shakespeare can be bounded in a nutshell but Expedia’s Global Shakespeare Explorer has made a good attempt at it. This interactive map plots locations important to Shakespeare’s life, plays and legacy.

Using Google’s antique mapping API seems an appropriate choice for the Global Shakespeare Explorer, helping to give the map a fitting dated Elizabethan feel. This antiquated

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/5or-70snXec/all-worlds-stage.html