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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

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/3rEaewJRwwY/putting-news-on-map.html

Two Libraries Looking for a Story

Category: Google Maps | Jul 26, 2014

I’m still convinced that animating Twitter data isn’t the best way to use CartoDB’s Torque library. I’m also pretty sure that the Torque library isn’t the best way to map the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

I’m therefore not overly impressed with Al Jazeera’s map of Israeli-Palestinian conflict related Twitter messages. We hardly need an animated Twitter map to tell us that the conflict

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/0rRriEYWnT8/two-libraries-looking-for-story.html

The Urban Elders of Seattle

Category: Google Maps | Jul 25, 2014

The Seattle Times has created an interactive map of Nielsen demographic groups in Seattle.

The Nielsen Company categorizes people into 66 different demographic groups in order to help businesses target their marketing more effectively. By looking at the dominant groups in different neighborhoods the market-research company can than infer generalized characteristics of the local residents.

The

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/G2gYTbOven0/the-urban-elders-of-seattle.html

Mapping the US Drought

Category: Google Maps | Jul 25, 2014

The New York Times has published an interesting animated map to visualize the spread of drought conditions in the US over the last five months. Mapping the Spread of Drought Across the U.S. includes a number of weekly updated charts with an animated map to show the latest extent of the drought in the western and south-western states.

The map animates through the last five months showing heat

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/iRra6OtywsE/mapping-us-drought.html

Mapping Squatting in Berlin

Category: Google Maps | Jul 25, 2014

Berlin Besetzt is a map showing the locations of squats in Berlin from 1970 to the present day. You can view all the houses that have been squatted in this period or you can use the date slide control to view the history of squatting in Berlin over the last few decades.

Using the date control it appears that 1981 was the golden age for squatters in Berlin. It is also interesting to note the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/JrPDHcwr9kE/mapping-squatting-in-berlin.html

Conservation & Crowd-Sourced Maps

Category: Google Maps | Jul 25, 2014

This week I came across two interesting examples of organisations using crowd-sourced maps in order to help protect the countryside in the UK.

Butterfly Conservation are holding their annual butterfly count (19th July- 10th August). The butterfly count enables Butterfly Conservation to monitor the health of butterfly species across the UK.

If you visit Butterfly Conservation you can download

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/CwhrjQPs8no/conservation-crowd-sourced-maps.html

Europe is Moving Westwards

Category: Google Maps | Jul 24, 2014

The European Union has released a new open data portal to provide information on EU funding and the socio-economic situation in each European Union country. The data can be downloaded in a number of common formats (including CSV, JSON and XML) and can be used free of charge.

The Cohesion Policy Data also provides visualizations of the data in a number of formats, including using Mapbox powered

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/gP8-u2jXqbk/europe-is-moving-westwards.html

Mapping the Crisis in Ukraine

Category: Google Maps | Jul 24, 2014

Liveuamap is 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. The blue map markers relate to Ukrainian government actions and the red

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/dI5navm25E0/mapping-crisis-in-ukraine.html

Tracking Flight 17

Category: Google Maps | Jul 23, 2014

I’ve seen a number of impressive images maps showing the location where Malaysia Airlines flight M17 was shot down over Ukraine. Now the Wall Street Journal has released the first decent interactive map that I’ve seen.

Tracking Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 shows the flight path of flight 17 on July 17th, the date of the crash. The map also allows you to view flight paths of flight 17 in the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/E7eospqTn5Q/tracking-flight-17.html

The WWI Mapped Interactive

Category: Google Maps | Jul 23, 2014

The Guardian has released a very impressive mapped interactive about the history of World War I. A Global Guide to the First World War uses maps, audio, historical film and archive newspaper reports to examine the causes, struggles and effects of the first truly world-wide armed conflict.

The introductory map is particularly stunning with a number of small videos playing within the country

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/MvUkjv3DzzU/the-wwi-mapped-interactive.html