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GeoJSON Your Google Maps

Category: Google Maps | Apr 10, 2014

Google recently added GeoJSON support to the Google Maps API. Yesterday the Google Geo Developers blog published an interesting tutorial on how to Build a Map Infographic with Google Maps & JavaScript. The tutorial is a nice introduction into how to create a Google Maps visualization of US Census data.

You can check out the finished map here. The map allows you to view choropleth layers of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/7RUS5bAYqSY/geojson-your-google-maps.html

It’s Snowing on Street View

Category: Google Maps | Apr 10, 2014

Last week for April Fool”s Day I created a little Street View app that overlaid  animated clouds on Street View. Today I thought I’d see if I could create a little Street View application that featured animated falling snow.

Luckily for me Seb Lee-Delisle has created a great HTML5 Canvas Snow in 3d library. This library creates a canvas element with falling snow. I particular like how the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/I_PLhRnpl2E/its-snowing-on-street-view.html

Hotel Heatmap Search

Category: Google Maps | Apr 10, 2014

I noticed recently that Hipmunk are the latest well known website to have dropped Google Maps in favor of MapBox. I always liked the heatmap option on Hipmunk hotel searches and I’m happy to see this feature is still available on their new look maps.

You can search for hotels on Hipmunk by location and date you and view the suggested results on a map. The map not only contains all the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/LG9YWF49wTk/hotel-heatmap-search.html

China Be Dammed

Category: Google Maps | Apr 9, 2014

If there’s one thing that China likes more than a smoggy city it is a dammed river. China is actually trying very hard to decrease its reliance on fossil fuels. One outcome of this is a huge expansion in hydropower.

China is planning to build 84 major dams in the southwest of the country. The Wilson Center has released an interactive map showing the locations of all the proposed dams. Do

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/YqOXzOFxy40/china-be-dammed.html

Mapping Central Bank Interest Rates

Category: Google Maps | Apr 9, 2014

Central Bank interest rates in most major western countries are at historic lows as governments try to stimulate their economies by encouraging businesses and individuals not to save and to spend or invest their money instead.

Folha de S,Paulo has created a Google Map to show the interest rates of central banks across the globe. In Japan the interest rate is 0%, while in Brasil it is 11%. The

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Ct18wZuSllM/mapping-central-bank-interest-rates.html

Finding Nearby Places to Visit

Category: Google Maps | Apr 9, 2014

Panoramap is a neat way to search for interesting places to visit around your immediate location. The map shows the locations of the hundreds of thousands of photographs submitted to Wikimedia during the annual Wiki Loves Monuments contests.

Wiki Loves Monuments is an international photo contest for monuments, organized by Wikimedia. If you click on a marker on the map you can view the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/dB_OnqcNtDE/finding-nearby-places-to-visit.html

Real-Time Trams in Budapest

Category: Google Maps | Apr 9, 2014

Hungarian map portal Utcakereso has now added the option to view the locations of live buses, subway trains and trams in Budapest. Utcakereso is an OpenStreetMap based mapping portal to Hungarian addresses, businesses and real-estate property. The site now includes the option to view BKV (the Budapest public transit system) vehicles moving in real-time.

The live public transit option allows

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/0A4sKFBCrxU/real-time-trams-in-budapest.html

The Zombie Manor of Death on Street View

Category: Google Maps | Apr 8, 2014

You can now explore the Zombie Manor of Death using Google Maps Street View. The Zombie Manor is an 18th Century English country house that is now haunted by the living dead.

At weekends teams of zombie hunters pay good money to risk life and limb by taking on the zombies in the Zombie Manor. The safer option is to visit the manor house for free on Street View.

In capturing these Street View,

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/pThbIijTAhM/the-zombie-manor-of-death-on-street-view.html

Google Maps at the Webby’s

Category: Google Maps | Apr 8, 2014

There are only 16 days left until this year’s Webby Awards. As ever Google Maps features prominently in a number of the nominated websites. Here are just a few of our favorite websites that are contenders for this year’s awards.

 
Find a Spring is a community driven database and Google Map of natural springs around the world. If you select a spring’s map marker you can view details about the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/NWmMoKNHHDQ/google-maps-at-webbys.html

Classic Album Covers on Street View

Category: Google Maps | Apr 8, 2014

Ever since Google launched its 360 degree interactive imagery music
fans have been using Street View to find and tour the locations of
famous album covers

Back in 2009 the NME created this Musical Tour of London with Google Street View, providing links to Street View locations where a number of classic album covers were taken in the UK capital. BuzzFeed also put together a collection of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/0B9QtYX6YD8/classic-album-covers-on-street-view.html