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Mapping Life on Earth

Category: Google Maps | Mar 25, 2014

The Map of Life is an impressive attempt to map life on Earth.

Using
the application it is possible to click on a Google Map and get a list
of all the different types of bird, fish, reptile, amphibian or mammal
that live in a set radius around that location. For example, if I click
on my address the map returns a list of 168 different types of bird and
32 different types of mammal.

It is

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/MPjFGr_UzVU/mapping-life-on-earth.html

Why are Arsenal so bad?

Category: Google Maps | Mar 25, 2014

I’ve been having a lot of fun over the last two days playing with the new Map Channels Autocomplete Map Maker.

One of the great features of this wizard for creating your own Google search autocomplete maps is that you can use a kml of your own locations. This morning I created a kml of all the English Premier League teams to find out what the Google autocomplete suggestions were for English

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/F5COBFNyizo/why-are-arsenal-so-bad.html

Why is Australia so hot?

Category: Google Maps | Mar 24, 2014

I’ve been feeling a bit sorry for Australia. Recently I’ve being seeing a lot of those Google search autocomplete maps for American states and European countries but none exclusively for Australia. I’ve therefore used Map Channels’ awesome new Autocomplete Map Maker to create a couple of Australian autocomplete maps.

The Why is Australia map shows the Google autocomplete results for Australian

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/hrR55ACgpO0/why-is-australia-so-hot.html

How to Visualize Crime by Location

Category: Google Maps | Mar 24, 2014

The effectiveness of a good crime map owes a lot to the flexibility it provides users in filtering the visualization of crime by location, type of crime, date and time of day. The San Francisco Crimespotting map provides a great example of how you can give users control over the visualization of crime data.

The map uses colored map markers to show the location of different types of crime. You

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/6nI1Y1ns_dw/how-to-visualize-crime-by-location.html

The Autocomplete Map Maker

Category: Google Maps | Mar 24, 2014

I’m sure you’ve seen at least one of the popular autocomplete maps that have been doing the rounds over the last few months. These maps use Google search autocomplete to show what are the most popular search terms for locations around the world.

Well now you can create your own with the Map Channels Autocomplete Map Maker. I promise you that you are going to have a lot of fun playing with this

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Tb22gNkLFyo/the-autocomplete-map-maker.html

Mapping the History of the Winter Olympics

Category: Google Maps | Mar 24, 2014

There are some nice Google Maps integrated into this website about the Winter Olympic games.

Olympic Story is a well-designed website examining the history of the Winter Olympics. Olympic Story allows you to select any of the venues that have been used to host the Winter Olympics to discover interesting information about each games, such as the number of participating countries, the number of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/HyIZxwOD8oY/mapping-history-of-winter-olympics.html

The Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Mar 23, 2014

This Bing WebGL Demo is very clever. The demo uses Bing Map tiles, elevation data and BabylonJS to create an animated 3d drive-through of any route.

Enter a starting point and a destination into the demo and you can view a
drive-through of the calculated route in 3d. You can speed-up or
slow-down the rate of the animation and you can drag the map around to
change the direction of your view.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/IRSi0yt7CVU/the-maps-of-week_23.html

The Most Famous Locations in Rock

Category: Google Maps | Mar 22, 2014

From the crossroads where Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil to the auditorium where Ozzy Osbourne bit the head of an unfortunate bat Fox in Rioh has mapped out the most important locations in rock ‘n’ roll history.

Fox in Rioh is a Google Maps that displays “the 440 destinations that made the history of rock ‘n’ roll”. Click on any of the markers on the map and you can view the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/zYGhjtv0KnE/the-most-famous-locations-in-rock.html

The Best Mortgage Rates on Google Maps

Category: Google Maps | Mar 22, 2014

We do like a first on Google Maps Mania and this is definitely the first map of mortgage interest rates that we have seen. SvD Näringsliv has released a Google Map that allows its readers to add the location of their bank to the map and indicate how much their mortgage interest rate is.

Other users can then use the map to research banks in their area to discover which ones are offering the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/IUHqNv3Cz7g/the-best-mortgage-rates-on-google-maps.html

Greenpeace Maps New Zealand Oil Spill

Category: Google Maps | Mar 21, 2014

Oil company Anadarko will begin deep sea exploratory drilling this summer off the coast of New Zealand. In response Green Peace New Zealand has released the Oil Spill Map, which models the likely effect of an oil spill from two sites that have been targeted for deep sea drilling.

The map animates the likely effects of a blowout on either of the two rigs and the drift of the likely oil spill.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/FMuGtZ_n4dw/greenpeace-maps-new-zealand-oil-spill.html