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The STD Map of America

Category: Google Maps | Jul 23, 2015

RentApplication.com has created an interactive map showing the STD rates in cities across the United States.

How Bad are STD Rates in Your City uses data from the CDC for 2013. Each city’s STD rate is normalized against the city’s population. The city of Montgomery, AL has the highest rate of STD’s in the United States with a rate of 1899.20 per 100,000 people.

If you select a city on the map

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/_bM13k78PRk/the-std-map-of-america.html

Refugee Roulette

Category: Google Maps | Jul 23, 2015

If you want to claim asylum in Europe as a refugee then your best bet is to try to get to Sweden. The worst place to try to claim asylum is Hungary.

Irin News has published a map of asylum acceptance rates for countries in the European Union. Despite all these countries being in the Common European Asylum System there is still a wild variation in the number of refugees whose applications for

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Jsd0MRDHbB0/refugee-roulette.html

The Tour de France in 3D

Category: Google Maps | Jul 23, 2015

Recently the Wall Street Journal created a WebGL 3D interactive visualization of the Col d’Allos mountain stage in the Tour de France. The Guardian has now followed suit with a WebGL visualization of the Alpe d’Huez stage of this year’s race.

Stage 17 of this year’s Tour de France included the popular Col d’Allos
mountain stage. The Col’Allos is one of the most popular mountain passes
in the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/8FBIL9ou6B4/the-tour-de-france-in-3d_23.html

Mapping Slow TV

Category: Google Maps | Jul 23, 2015

Back in 2011 Norwegian Public Service broadcaster NRK broadcast non-stop for 134 hours the voyage of the cruise liner Hurtigruten around the Norway coastline. As well as amazing live footage of the cruise you could also keep track of the
position of the cruise liner on a live real-time Google Map.

Slow television is the term used for these types of live ‘marathon’ television shows covering

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/cJLtGZipBX8/mapping-slow-tv.html

Portland’s Danger Buildings

Category: Google Maps | Jul 22, 2015

Labrat Revenge’s Portland, Oregon: The Age of a City was one of the first interactive building age maps. The map colors Portland buildings footprints by age. 544,033
buildings are displayed in total, resulting in a beautiful looking map that
reveals some interesting facts about Portland’s development over the
years.

The Oregonian has now taken essentially the same data to create a map

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/4dh1llE28NQ/portlands-danger-builidings.html

Mapping Spanish Debt

Category: Google Maps | Jul 22, 2015

Considering the state of the European economy it is surprising that there have been very few interactive maps visualizing the debt of the continent’s poorer performing countries. However El Pais has created an informative interactive map of the debt held by each Spanish municipality.

The Variation of Municipal Debt in the Last Legislature map shows which Spanish municipalities have increased

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/TdVAfl086hU/mapping-spanish-debt.html

The Google Maps Flâneur

Category: Google Maps | Jul 22, 2015

To enter Random Google Maps is to undertake a journey through the labyrinthine streets and hidden spaces of the map. It is an immersion in the secret language of the map; it is to see the map, to be at the center of the map, and yet to always remain hidden from the map1.

Sorry – I got lost for a second there. Actually Random Google Maps is an animated journey through random locations on Google

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/myXGcsvqd0o/the-google-maps-flaneur.html

Visualoop’s New Data Visualization Gallery

Category: Google Maps | Jul 22, 2015

Visualoop is one of the the best websites currently dedicated to showcasing infographics and data visualizations. I’m particularly fond of its weekly Digital Cartography roundup of the best interactive maps.

Visualoop has now launched a new data visualization gallery, which already features around 1,500 examples of the best data visualizations. You can search the data visualizations in the new

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/JLARNcGEgwo/visualoops-new-data-visualization.html

Literature’s Great American Road Trips

Category: Google Maps | Jul 21, 2015

You could argue that all great literature involves a journey of some kind. The idea of a hero undertaking a personal odyssey is probably older than the written word itself. However the mythological power of the road-trip in American literature seems particularly strong. It is America’s ur-story, springing from the pioneering journeys of the early Western settlers. It is in many ways the story

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/_Gr9-a0CL3I/literatures-great-american-road-trips.html

The Meerkat Map

Category: Google Maps | Jul 21, 2015

Links to live video streams on Periscope occasionally pop-up on my Twitter wall. However by the time I get around to clicking on the links the streams are always over. I have therefore actually never seen a live Periscope video broadcast.

I understand that Periscope actually has a map of currently live streams on its iOS app. That would be great if I actually owned an iOS device. I can’t help

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/wzP17A6_lSU/the-meerkat-map.html