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The Street View Gondola Arrives in Venice

Category: Google Maps | Nov 14, 2013

St Marks Square

Street View has arrived in Venice! Over the summer Google took to the canals and walkways of Venice using gondolas and the Street View Trekker backpacks. The result is that you can now tour one of the most beautiful cities on Earth on Google Maps.

The Bridge of Sighs

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/I7f7keXFwIw/the-street-view-gondola-arrives-in.html

Every Sports Field Everywhere

Category: Google Maps | Nov 13, 2013

Everyfield has set itself the daunting task of mapping every sports field on Earth. To complete the task Everyfield needs your help. Register with Everyfield and you can map your local sports fields. Map a lot of sports fields and you might even get your name to the top of the Everyfield leader board.

Everyfield uses the Google Maps API to provide a heat map of all the sports fields mapped so

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/_FPU1BpCCZQ/every-sports-field-everywhere.html

Tacloban Building Damage Mapped

Category: Google Maps | Nov 13, 2013

The American Red Cross has mapped building damage in Tacloban, the capital of the Philippine province of Leyte. The map uses data gleaned from the first rapid damage assessment carried out soon after Typhoon Haiyan by the Copernicus Emergency Management Service.

The Copernicus EMS analysis was carried out by comparing satellite imagery from before and after the typhoon. The American Red Cross

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/pIHlrYkYsfw/tacloban-building-damage-mapped.html

Property Bubbles Bursting All Over the UK

Category: Google Maps | Nov 13, 2013

An Englishman’s bedsit is his castle. Which is lucky because in the present housing market bubble a bedsit is about all you are likely to be able to afford in the UK.

Illustreets has created an awesome animated Google Map of England and Wales showing the monthly volume of home sales by postcode from January 2009 to August 2013. The map provides a great illustration of how the property market

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/gdb3cMOW5x0/property-bubbles-bursting-all-over-uk.html

The Ultima VII Google Map

Category: Google Maps | Nov 13, 2013

Here on Google Maps Mania we do like our interactive game world maps, whether that be for recent game releases – such as the GTA 5 Map – or for ancient computer games now almost lost in the mists of time – like the Ultima VII Google Map.

The Ultima VII map uses the Google Maps API to present the world of Britannia in all its isometric greatness. Using the map you can explore the heavily

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/9Iaq6hnuUqY/the-ultima-vii-google-map.html

The Age of the World’s Buildings Mapped

Category: Google Maps | Nov 12, 2013

Russia’s Mercator has joined in this year’s trend to map the ages of all the world’s buildings. Mercator’s Houses of Moscow maps the ages of all Moscow’s buildings.

The map shows a distinct pattern in Moscow’s development. The center of the city retains many of its pre-revolution historical buildings and remains mainly largely untouched by later developments. Modern developments from the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/tzf6RnEFr-U/the-age-of-worlds-buildings-mapped.html

Ramping Up the Tension with Torque

Category: Google Maps | Nov 12, 2013

Ten minutes after posting about the Torque library I noticed than CartoDB has officially released the tool for all their registered users.

To accompany the blog post announcing the release CartoDB has also created a neat animated map of all new CartoDB users that signed-up between late August and early November 2013.

CartoDB users can now implement Torque in their maps directly from the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Q7SJC_4ktqs/ramping-up-tension-with-torque.html

Animating Big Data on Maps

Category: Google Maps | Nov 12, 2013

CartoDB’s Torque
allows developers to render large, time-series data on a map in the
client. The library effectively provides a simple method to animate large amounts of data on a map.

A good demonstration of Torque in action is this Amsterdam: Fire Engine Callouts map. The map uses the Torque library to animate 62,415 fire brigade call-outs in Amsterdam between January 2006 and September

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/CCkr1uP6Ywg/animating-big-data-on-maps.html

Mapping the Super Zips

Category: Google Maps | Nov 11, 2013

The Washington Post has mapped the zip-code areas in the USA that rank highest for income and college education. The map displays the nation’s 650 Super Zips, those are the zip-code areas where people rank highest on a combination of income and education.

The Washington: A World Apart map shows a long corridor of affluence running from New York to Washington DC. The accompanying article from

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/09khEaj9a9Q/the-washington-post-has-mapped-zip-code.html

Armistice Day Maps

Category: Google Maps | Nov 11, 2013

Armistice Day is commemorated today to mark the armistice signed at the end of World War I. The armistice took effect at the ‘eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month’ of 1918.

More than 9 million people were killed in World War I, devastating communities in towns and cities across the world. Two Canadian maps, showing the addresses of soldiers killed during the war in Toronto

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Z3O9UJbCmRA/armistice-day-maps.html