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The European Public Transport Map

Category: Google Maps | Jun 16, 2016

The Dark Map of European Infrastructure is an interesting map of the European public transit system. At the lowest zoom levels the map only shows the continent’s railway lines and its train & bus stations.

The yellow lines on the map are the railway lines. The yellow dots are train stations and the white dots are bus stations. It is fascinating how a recognizable map of Europe emerges just

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/15s97eCok9o/the-european-public-transport-map.html

The Indoor Mapping Plug-in

Category: Google Maps | Jun 16, 2016

This indoor mapping plug-in for the Leaflet mapping platform looks very interesting. The plug-in provides an easy way to create indoor maps with different floor levels.

I haven’t had time to play with the Leaflet Indoor plug-in myself but it looks to be fairly straightforward. If you want to see the plug-in in action then you can view an example map that uses Leaflet Indoor in this demo.

As I

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/4bey1MRotX4/the-indoor-mapping-plug-in.html

The View of Earth from Space

Category: Google Maps | Jun 15, 2016

Esri has created an interactive map showcasing a collection of stunning photos of Earth taken by astronaut Tim Peake, from aboard the International Space Station. Explore the Earth with Tim Peake features a series of beautiful images of our planet taken from the perspective of the ISS’s low Earth orbit.

With such unrivaled views it isn’t surprising that astronauts on board the ISS love taking

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Tl3GS9TBSBc/the-view-of-earth-from-space.html

Into the Barents Sea in 3D

Category: Google Maps | Jun 15, 2016

Fuglefjellet island in Norway is famous among ornithologists for its many species of nesting seabirds. You can now explore the island and learn more about its native seabirds in a wonderful new 3d map of the island created by NRK.

Fuglefjellet – Spesial is an amazing 3d story map which introduces you to the different species of birds living on the island. As you scroll through the story map

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/PE0qGplTLFQ/into-barents-sea-in-3d.html

The Where in the World Street View Game

Category: Google Maps | Jun 14, 2016

Where in the World is a new Street View quiz from SuperBreak. In this fun little game you are shown a succession of Google Maps Street View images of famous locations around the world. All you have to do is choose the correct location from three different answers.

The game allows you to choose from five different categories, History, Travel, Royal Attractions, Nature & Parks and Entertainment.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/ZH0saKeD-14/the-where-in-world-street-view-game.html

Improving the Tiled Grid Map

Category: Google Maps | Jun 14, 2016

In the last UK general election the biggest winner in data visualization techniques was the tiled grid map. The NPR Visuals Team has written a good explanation of why (and where) the tiled grid map is a good option for visualizing geographical data.

Recently there has been some interesting developments in tiled grid maps – specifically in using individual grids to visualize historical data.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/9bAVhs3rwBM/improving-tiled-grid-map.html

Beeping Cyclists

Category: Google Maps | Jun 14, 2016

Hövding, the creators of the cycling airbag, and the London Cycling Campaign have started a campaign to improve cycling in London. The Give a Beep campaign has given 500 wireless buttons, connected to a mobile app, to cyclists in London.

Every time one of the cyclists is frustrated with cycling conditions on London roads they can press the wireless button to send an e-mail to the London Mayor.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/gBUovv-vbzA/beeping-cyclists.html

The Illegal Trade in Rhino Horn

Category: Google Maps | Jun 13, 2016

Surprisingly Europe has been one of the global hot-spots of the organised theft of rhino horns. This is mainly due to organised criminal networks stealing rhino horn from government stockpiles, private homes and museums.

The reason why these organised criminal networks exist is because of the huge demand in Vietnam and China, primarily where rhino horn is used (with no effect) in traditional

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/VUSdA6Gi29c/the-illegal-trade-in-rhino-horn.html

NYC Restaurant Inspections

Category: Google Maps | Jun 13, 2016

Safe Dining NYC is an interactive map which allows you to search for New York restaurants by type of cuisine and also see their Health Department Inspection ratings.

If you select a restaurant on the map you can view the latest Health Department Inspection rating (the lower the better), the average rating over all inspections and the most recently awarded grade. You can also read the Health

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/PuGF6hhOE8Y/nyc-restaurant-inspections.html

The Map of Life

Category: Google Maps | Jun 13, 2016

The average Briton’s adult life consists of University, London, suburb, retirement and then death.

At least that seems to be the major lesson from No Place Like Home, an interactive map exploring the life migration patterns of the British. The map visualizes migration data documenting the residential moves made by the British between local authority areas and regions.

Using the map you can

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/jCKCnngYspc/the-map-of-life.html