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Lightning Strikes Twice on Google Maps

Category: Google Maps | May 22, 2014

We’ve always been suckers for live weather maps on Google Maps Mania. With some huge storms heading across Europe at the moment this is a great time to check out some real-time lightning maps.

LighteningMaps is a live Google Map of lightning strikes across the globe. I like the animated flashing circles that flash on the map to record each lightning strike. The map doesn’t include sound but I

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/KNcwNY766Bc/lightning-strikes-twice-on-google-maps.html

More Landscapes & Street Views

Category: Google Maps | May 22, 2014

I’ve updated my Paintings on Street View application with some more landscape paintings from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The application now includes paintings of Paris, Naples and New York, in addition to the previous paintings of Venice.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has released 394,000 images from its collection into the public domain. These images can now be downloaded for limited

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/wKwUazAzf7o/more-landscapes-street-views.html

Venice Views & Street Views

Category: Google Maps | May 21, 2014

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has released 394,000 images from its collection into the public domain. These images can now be downloaded for limited non-commercial, educational, and personal use.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection includes some gorgeous painting of Venice. I’ve taken some of these paintings and superimposed them on top of Google Maps Street View images of Venice.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/tqP4CLWx-1U/venice-views-street-views.html

Auto Photo Mapping with Google+ Stories

Category: Google Maps | May 20, 2014

This week Google are releasing Google+ Stories, a new feature on Google+ which can automatically organize your photos and videos into a beautiful mapped travelogue.

Stories will be available this week on Android and on desktop, with iOS
coming soon. If you want to get a sneak preview you can check out some example Stories created by paraglider Tom de Dorlodot, DJ Steve Aoki and Allrecipes

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/gdlHVLz1GTc/auto-photo-mapping-with-google-stories.html

Dialect Maps

Category: Google Maps | May 20, 2014

Phonemica is a really interesting map of Chinese spoken stories. The project was conceived as a way to preserve spoken stories in China as spoken in the local vernacular.

Anyone can record a story at home and submit it to the map. Different Chinese languages and dialects are differentiated on the map by different colored map markers. You can also filter the results shown on the map by location

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/bFXTkvwWn_g/dialect-maps.html

Bored Bill’s Top 10 Street View Chart

Category: Google Maps | May 20, 2014

This week’s top 10 musical Street View apps, as complied by Bored Bill.

1. Alan AtKisson – American Troubadour

Straight in at number one this week is this new release from Alan AtKisson ‘American Troubadour’. To promote the release of his new album AtKission has created a website which uses Google Maps Street View to showcase the locations which inspired the album’s songs.

The website starts

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/rUhNHiuAfOU/bored-bills-top-10-street-view-chart.html

Mapping the Greasy Spoon

Category: Google Maps | May 20, 2014

If there is one thing the English like more than a plate of greasy spoon then it is a cafe that sells plates of greasy food.

I Fancy a Fry-Up is a Google Map showing the locations of traditional British cafes or ‘greasy spoons’. Click through on a cafe’s marker and you can read a description of the cafe and information about the opening hours, menu and the facilities provided.

Users can

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/fTJc5FaO198/mapping-greasy-spoon.html

When Pegman Attacks on Baidu Maps

Category: Google Maps | May 19, 2014

Derek Man Lui has started an awesome blog featuring comic strips created with Baidu maps (and the occasional appearance of Google Maps’ pegman). Bird’s Eye China uses images taken from Baidu Maps’ 3d isometric style map view to make a webcomic about life in modern China.

I hope that Derek manages to evade the clutches of the copyright lawyers from Google and Baidu and China’s Ministry of State

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/5t1p3Fz5oNQ/when-pegman-attacks-on-baidu-maps.html

Mapping American Executions

Category: Google Maps | May 19, 2014

1,231 people have now been executed in the USA. Time has released an animated map showing the total number of executions made in each American state since 1776.

Every Execution in U.S. History in a Single Map allows you to view the history of executions in the US. As you play the animation you can watch as the number of executions spreads westward in the early years of the USA, as the country

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/SpP4CJWrtXc/mapping-american-executions.html

What Lies Beneath Your House

Category: Google Maps | May 19, 2014

Do you know what lies buried beneath your back yard?

I was recently looking through some old nineteenth century maps of my neighborhood and discovered that the land upon which my home was built used to house a large chemical works factory. I’ve now had second thoughts about that vegetable patch I’ve always planned to plant.

There are nearly one million chemical spill sites in the United

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/b9ErF22bomE/what-lies-beneath-your-house.html