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An Hour & a Half on Planet Earth

Category: Google Maps | Oct 27, 2017

On Monday from 8:25 a.m. to 10:05 a.m. ET astronauts aboard the International Space Station spent one entire orbit taking and sharing photos of planet Earth. While they took their photos of Earth from space they encouraged everyone on Earth to also take photos and share them with the hashtag #1world1orbit.

David MacLean has created an interactive map to showcase the photographs people took of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/f0CSYFZSHOw/an-hour-half-on-planet-earth.html

Mapping the Trans Mountain Pipeline

Category: Google Maps | Oct 26, 2017

The Trans Mountain pipeline carries oil from Alberta to the west coast of British Columbia. A proposed second pipeline could increase the amount of oil carried from 300,000 barrels a day to 890,000. For B.C.’s coast this would mean more tanker traffic and the increased risk of oil spills.

The Globe and Mail has released a story map which explores What Kinder Morgan’s Pipeline will Mean for B.C

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/tqURQjGoG7o/mapping-trans-mountain-pipeline.html

Mapping America’s Huge Prison Population

Category: Google Maps | Oct 26, 2017

The state of Florida likes to lock people up. In fact if you live in Florida you have over twice as much chance of being thrown in jail or prison as someone who lives in North Dakota. You can double your chances again by being black. Florida does like to lock-up African Americans.

Vera’s Incarceration Rates interactive map visualizes the jail and prison populations for every U.S. county. The

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/A_chYIsFtWQ/mapping-americas-huge-prison-population.html

The Small Buildings of San Francisco

Category: Google Maps | Oct 25, 2017

Mapbox’s Asheem Mamoowala has a solution to San Francisco’s housing crisis – taller buildings. It turns out that most San Francisco buildings are not as tall as they could be. We know this because Asheem has mapped a comparison of San Francisco actual building heights with their allowed building heights.

The San Francisco Allowed Building Heights map uses Mapbox GL’s 3d and polygon extrusion

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/LRXHbZQrwlo/the-small-buildings-of-san-francisco.html

The Vaccine Map

Category: Google Maps | Oct 25, 2017

British doctor Andrew Wakefield has a lot to answer for. His fraudulent research paper, claiming a link between the measles vaccination and autism, has proved to be an international health disaster. Anti-vaccination idiots are now directly responsible for growing outbreaks of easily preventable illnesses such as measles and whooping cough in countries like the US and UK.

The

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/f2JAaxbGnt0/the-vaccine-map.html

Mapping Global Pollution

Category: Google Maps | Oct 24, 2017

Nine million people a year are killed around the world by pollution. According to the
Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health pollution is responsible for 16% of all deaths around the word. That is three times more deaths than caused by AIDS, tuberculosis & malaria combined and 15 times more deaths than caused by wars and other forms of violence.

The Global Alliance on Health and Pollution

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/HHJHgne4VWw/mapping-global-pollution.html

Beyond the Rainbow – Colors for Maps

Category: Google Maps | Oct 24, 2017

Carto has unveiled a set of custom color schemes for visualizing data on Carto’s interactive maps. These color schemes have been optimized for online interactive maps, CARTO basemaps and thematic maps that have been made with Carto’s data mapping application – Builder.

Carto’s different color schemes can be used with sequential, diverging, or qualitative data. You can view the palettes for

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/SGVXMvbpAys/beyond-rainbow-colors-for-maps.html

Spectacular Map Games

Category: Google Maps | Oct 23, 2017

Over the last week I’ve been having a lot of fun playing with the Leaflet-IIIF plug-in. The plug-in allows you to map museum documents and manuscripts using the Leaflet,js mapping library.

Maps Mania’s Spectacular Compendium of Victorian Map Games uses the plug-in to showcase some of the 18th & 19th century map race games owned by the Bodleian Library. These board games were used to entertain

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/hl9RULraElw/spectacular-map-games.html

Mapping the Great Outdoors

Category: Google Maps | Oct 23, 2017

Natural Atlas is a comprehensive mapped guide to the great outdoors. Using Natural Atlas you can plan and track all your U.S. outdoor adventures, including hiking, backpacking, cycling, boating and camping.

At the heart of Natural Atlas is a beautifully designed topographical map, created from OpenStreetMap data. On top of this topographical basemap Natural Atlas plots thousands of natural

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/7EBuA3F-onE/mapping-great-outdoors.html

Mapping the 2016 Irish Census

Category: Google Maps | Oct 23, 2017

The Republic of Ireland’s All-Island Research Observatory has collaborated with the Central Statistics Office to create a new mapped visualization of data from the 2016 census. The Census 2016 Viewer provides mapped visualizations of more than 130 different census variables.

Using the Census 2016 Viewer you can explore all aspects of the 2016 census, including population density in Ireland,

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/dRNoM5F_8VE/mapping-2016-irish-census.html