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Replicating the NYT’s Coffee Map

Category: Google Maps | May 9, 2014

I was impressed today with the simple design of the New York Times’ 101 Places to Find Great Coffee in New York. I really like how the newspaper has used the Leaflet mapping platform to create a gray-scale map, with non-essential areas masked out and road names which only appear when you zoom in on the map.

One of my first thoughts was to wonder if you could create a similar looking map with

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The New York Coffee Drinker’s Map

Category: Google Maps | May 9, 2014

I like this simple Leaflet map in the New York Times, which includes some subtle design tricks to highlight New York’s best locations to grab a great cup of coffee.

101 Place to Find Great Coffee in New York uses an effective gray-scale map style, which helps to emphasize the location markers on the map. When the map is zoomed out there are also no map labels, which again helps the markers to

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/-EFXnCWJrv0/the-new-york-coffee-drinkers-map.html

Can you find Paradise on Street View?

Category: Google Maps | May 9, 2014

A Town Called A Paradise is a clever Street View based game released to promote the new album by Dutch DJ Tiësto.

The game requires you to search the Nevada desert on Street View for the cover art of Tiësto’s new album. The game includes a radar control which shows you the direction you need to travel to find the cover art. As you wander through the Nevada desert you can listen to music from

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/UZxCtmmHy9A/can-you-find-paradise-on-street-view.html

The Smoker’s Map of Germany

Category: Google Maps | May 9, 2014

The anti-smoking laws in Germany can be very confusing, with different states enforcing different laws. Even is states which have introduced smoking bans some venues have been exempted. This means that is not always easy to plan an evening out.

What is needed is a simple map that tells you where you can and cannot smoke.

Smoke-Spots is a crowd-sourced Google Map that is helpful for both

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/gYdjetRLOE0/the-smokers-map-of-germany.html

Through the Keyhole with Street View

Category: Google Maps | May 8, 2014

We have seen the release of a number of Street View guessing games over the last couple of years, with GeoGuessr probably leading the way in the popularity stakes.

Keyhole Conundrum is a neat addition to the growing list of Street View games, which introduces a couple of new elements into a well used format. In many respects Keyhole Conundrum follows the usual rules of play, with the user

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/BxS5a3WMDeQ/through-keyhole-with-street-view.html

Mapping Inequality Around the World

Category: Google Maps | May 8, 2014

Explorable Inequality from the Carnegie Mellon University is a great mapped time-line visualization of wealth inequality gleaned from the tax data of 29 countries over one hundred years.

The map explores how inequality has changed throughout the world over the last century, looking at how the wealth of the richest 1% and 10% in each country has evolved compared to the rest of the population.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/9P8IzJ9W4No/mapping-inequality-around-world.html

The 5 Greatest Guided Street View Tours

Category: Google Maps | May 8, 2014

Google Maps Street View is an incredibly rich and impressive resource available to developers through the Google Maps API. Using Street View with the Maps API it is possible to create fully immersive and interactive guided tours of locations around the world.

Here are a few of my favorite guided Street View tours, created with the Google Maps API:

1. Hashima Island – The Forgotten World

In

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Mapping Melbourne’s Street Art

Category: Google Maps | May 7, 2014

The City of Melbourne has instigated an interesting ‘Do Art Not Tags’ campaign aimed at educating the city’s youth about the differences between street art and graffiti.

As part of the campaign the city has created an ArcGIS Story Map highlighting some of the best of Melbourne’s street art. The content for the Do Art Not Tags map has been collected using ArcGIS’s Collector App which allows for

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/hjFt7IzHlWo/mapping-melbournes-street-art.html

Mapping Ikea’s Global Conquest

Category: Google Maps | May 7, 2014

Over the last year I’ve been experimenting quite a bit with using the scroll bar to control Street View (e.g. Scroll Around the World) and to create narratives with maps (e.g. the Mary Celeste).

This map of Ikea Store Openings has an ingenious scroll bar control which I like. Essentially Ikea Store Openings is an animated time-line and mapped visualization of the growth of Ikea over the years.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/YHNuCearUKA/mapping-ikeas-global-conquest.html

Point & Click Street View

Category: Google Maps | May 7, 2014

The Point & Click Street View Browser is an interesting experiment in creating a new way to navigate Google Maps Street View. Inspired by the classic Myst computer games Point & Click Street View requires the user to click on the left-hand side of the Street View to look to the left, to click on the right-hand side of the Street View to look right and to click at the top of the Street View to

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/dDge9REzjYQ/point-click-street-view.html