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A Serendipitous Stereographic Projection

Category: Google Maps | Aug 21, 2014

Serendipity uses data from Spotify to show you the locations of two Spotify users who are listening to the same track at the same time. The map shows the locations of two users who have started listening to the same song on Spotify within a tenth of a second of each other, in different towns, cities, states, nations or timezones.

The thing I most like about this application is the use of a

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/7OTbnTkuPa8/a-serendipitous-stereographic-projection.html

I’ve Found Your Town on Google Maps

Category: Google Maps | Aug 21, 2014

In a vain attempt to get people to try and share my NSFW map on social media I’ve added a little link to the map which creates a URL for the current map view. The map is a collection of some of the rudest place-names around the world.

You can now grab the URL address for a map view and insult your friends by sharing the link on social media sites such as Twitter. For example you could insult

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/ifXCdIqPLNU/ive-found-your-town-on-google-maps.html

Animated Heat Mapping

Category: Google Maps | Aug 21, 2014

Thanks to CartoDB’s Torque library we are now used to seeing markers being animated on a map to represent changes in data over time. By adding and removing markers according to a time stamp the Torque library can be used to visualize relative intensity over time, such as in this Twitter map showing, News of  Ferguson on Twitter,

By not removing markers once they have been added to the map the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/SzUUvc280zY/animated-heat-mapping.html

Making Sense of Ferguson Tweets

Category: Google Maps | Aug 20, 2014

I’ve already stated my disinterest in Twitter’s map, News of  Ferguson Spreads Across Twitter, which really signifies nothing except that a lot of people around the world have Tweeted about the situation in Ferguson. Mapbox has now released a map using Twitter data from Tweets about Ferguson which actually tries to make sense of some of the social media activity around the events unfolding in

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/67B5pfwtrRY/making-sense-of-ferguson-tweets.html

Mapping Seismic Activity at Bárðarbunga

Category: Google Maps | Aug 20, 2014

Since 16th August there has been intense seismic activity at Bárðarbunga in Iceland. The seismic activity around the volcano, located under the Vatnajökull glacier in Iceland, has led to fears that the volcano may erupt. Yesterday the police closed and evacuated the area north of Vatna­jök­ull.

Aitor García Rey (@_aitor) has used CartoDB to create two maps of the ongoing seismic activity in

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/KSmdnjq34-s/mapping-seismic-activity-at-bararbunga.html

Fractal Mapping

Category: Google Maps | Aug 20, 2014

Here is a Leaflet powered Fractal Map which allows you to view a number of beautiful fractal patterns. Using the map you can view a number of different fractals and use the map controls to zoom in and out on the repeating patterns.

The map includes a leaflet hash library, which means that you can pan and zoom the map to find your favorite fractal patterns and then share the view by cutting and

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Ecpp3UEoZCk/fractal-mapping.html

Mapping Pedestrian Accidents

Category: Google Maps | Aug 19, 2014

With so many great mapping visualization tools on the market it is tempting to just grab some geo-located data and throw it onto a map. You can then publish it online and shout out to the world, ‘Hey look at this cool map’.

Twitter did that this week with their Torque powered map News of  Ferguson Spreads Across Twitter. The map has worked very well as an advertisement for Twitter (I’ve seen

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/YBb6OpZ8x8k/mapping-pedestrian-accidents.html

Wind Farm Mapping

Category: Google Maps | Aug 19, 2014

Wind Farms Through the Years is an animated map showing the locations and the dates of when wind farms were constructed in the USA. The map animates through the years 1975 to 2013 adding the wind farms to the map by date of construction.

As the animation plays the map keeps a total of the number of wind farms constructed and the number of homes those wind farms could power. You can also drag

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/auXJJMFKJ4M/wind-farm-mapping.html

Adding Markers in Mapbox GL

Category: Google Maps | Aug 19, 2014

I wouldn’t normally post this map showing the birthplaces of Liverpool Football Club players but it is the first Mapbox GL created map in the wild that I’ve seen which includes map markers. The map also includes text labels with the markers so could provide a useful source for anyone looking to add markers and / or text labels to a Mapbox GL map.

The Mapbox GL example maps includes one demo

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/klK-OYjexTw/adding-markers-in-mapbox-gl.html

The Ferguson Story Map

Category: Google Maps | Aug 18, 2014

The Washington Post has created a story map plotting the major events in Ferguson since the killing of Michael Brown.

The Angry Aftermath of the Missouri Shooting maps the protests, looting and other events that have hit Ferguson following the shooting of the unarmed teenager. You can navigate the map by selecting the categorized markers on the map or you can follow the story chronologically

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/76TzyuampJc/the-ferguson-story-map.html