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How to Name a Martian Crater

Category: Google Maps | Feb 26, 2014

At least twice a year someone contacts me with the brilliant idea of selling off virtual property on Google Maps. The idea usually involves a simple map that users can click on to buy towns, neighborhoods, streets or buildings. I refuse to run these maps on Google Maps Mania as users get nothing in return for stumping up their hard earned cash.

Well now someone has come up with the idea of

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Mapping Beneath the Streets

Category: Google Maps | Feb 26, 2014

Beneath the streets of Montreal winds a sewer system of over 5,000 kilometers. Some sections of the sewer system date back to 1832. Under Montreal maps Montreal’s sewers, lost rivers and numerous creeks.

The map allows the user to view a combination of sewers and/or former creeks. It also includes a number of fascinating photographs taken by Canadian photographer Andrew Emond beneath

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The Google Maps Gig Guide

Category: Google Maps | Feb 26, 2014

Gigero is a slick Google Maps based events guide for finding upcoming gigs around the world. You can search Gigero either by location or by the name of an artist to find upcoming gigs listed on last.fm.

If you search by a city upcoming gigs are displayed on the map and listed in the map sidebar in chronological order. If you search by an artist’s name you can view all the locations around the

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Mapping Teenage Pregnancy

Category: Google Maps | Feb 26, 2014

The UK’s Office for National Statistics has released a powerful mapped visualization of Under 18 Conception Rates in England & Wales.

The map allows users to explore conception rates between 1998 and 2012 at local authority level. The tool shows how under 18 conception rates have changed over this time period and enables
comparisons between different local authorities and between a selected

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Street View Beneath the Waves

Category: Google Maps | Feb 25, 2014

Google Maps has added new underwater Street View captured by the Caitlin Seaview Survey. The new imagery includes Street Views off the coast of Monaco, France at the Larvotto Marine Reserve and at Roche Saint Nicholas.

In Mexico there is new underwater imagery at the UNESCO World Heritage site Sian Ka’an, the MUSA underwater museum off the coast of Isla Mujeres,
at Santa Rosa Wall and

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/rPP_-xXUVhs/street-view-beneath-waves.html

Ambient Street View Sounds from P. Morris

Category: Google Maps | Feb 25, 2014

Los Angeles producer P.Morris has released a debut mixtape, actually called ‘Debut’. You can listen to the mixtape online at morrismakes.com. The online version of the mixtape combines P.Morris’ ambient tunes with the interactive imagery of Google Maps Street View.

Each song is paired with an image taken from Street View. The Street Views are enhanced using WebKit filters, so you will probably

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The Detroit Building Age Map

Category: Google Maps | Feb 25, 2014

Over the last year Google Maps Mania has featured a lot of maps which have visualized the age of buildings in cities around the world. There is even a map visualizing the age of buildings in a whole country (the Netherlands). Here is the list of building age maps that we have featured in the last year: New York, Brooklyn, Moscow, Reykjavík, all of the Netherlands, all of the Netherlands – again

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The Perfect Place for Love

Category: Google Maps | Feb 25, 2014

The economic downturn in Europe and the high cost of property has resulted in many Europeans being forced to live with their parents well into their late twenties. One consequence of adults living with their parents is the problem of where to go to have sex. This in part could explain the popularity in Europe of Places for Love. Of course it might also have a lot do with the eternal appeal to

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Good Evening New York

Category: Google Maps | Feb 24, 2014

Instant Peeping is an interesting experiment exploring the behaviour patterns
of Instagram users in major cities around the world.

Select one of the cities on Instant Peeping and you will be taken to a Google Map of your selected location. After a few moments real-time photos submitted to Instagram will appear in the map sidebar and the location of the photo will be displayed on the map. Over

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/wrJI6e2M51g/good-evening-new-york.html

Scrolling Street View Directions

Category: Google Maps | Feb 24, 2014

When I first developed my Street View scrolling library I had a plan to one day develop it to work with Google Maps driving directions. The idea was to create an application that enabled you to request driving directions and then preview the suggested route in Street View.

Jefferson Lam has beaten me to the draw with the release of Daytripper. Daytripper allows you to request directions and

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/xclCJhxpvXE/scrolling-street-view-directions.html