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The New Berlin Wall

Category: Google Maps | Nov 11, 2014

The Nokia HERE blog has been looking at historical maps of Berlin to see how map makers in pre-unification Germany represented the presence of the Berlin Wall and East and West Berlin in maps. In History of the Berlin Wall Through Maps CJ Schuler examines how cartographers in East and West Germany responded to the partition of the city.

The post looks at a series of maps, including this 1988

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Rj2WF3b9yaw/the-new-berlin-wall.html

Shooting the Hobbit

Category: Google Maps | Nov 10, 2014

Today I came across a wonderful online archive of World Maps Without New Zealand. The archive has decided to lift the lid on the secret world-wide cartographers’ conspiracy to remove New Zealand from the map of the world.

Now that World Without New Zealand has mentioned the Kiwi in the room I can freely link to this Hobbit Filming Locations Map. In fact, by linking to the map, I’m not strictly

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/L_iEm_h0RvQ/shooting-hobbit.html

Animating Big Data on Google Maps

Category: Google Maps | Nov 10, 2014

DataDraw is a JavaScript library for the Google Maps API which can be used to visualize and animate large amounts of data on a Google Map using a canvas layer.

You can view the library in action on this impressive Wind Visualisation map. The map simulates wind patterns on a styled Google Map. If you select the ‘animated style’ option you can view a beautiful animated simulated visualization of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/SlhT1z-QLb4/animating-big-data-on-google-maps.html

New York’s Cluster Neighborhoods

Category: Google Maps | Nov 10, 2014

The City Housing and Planning Council (CHPC) in New York has released an interactive map of the city which organizes each census tract in New York into 14 new clusters. The new clusters have been determined using a number of shared demographic characteristics, including race, household income, educational attainment and age.

The new map reveals the demographic changes in New York between the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/7crxQR9S8XI/new-yorks-cluster-neighborhoods.html

Location, Location, Travel Time

Category: Google Maps | Nov 10, 2014

When buying a house most of us have some sort of travel-time requirements about how far we want to be from work, from our children’s schools or from other family members. For example, we might want our new house to be within a hour’s drive of work, a fifteen minute’s walk from the station, a ten minute bike ride from school or within a two hour’s drive of the grandparents.

It is no surprise

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/MDzC1mwwMqQ/location-location-travel-time.html

Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Nov 9, 2014

My favorite map of the past week was this tool to query OpenStreetMap element tags to show land use in Germany.

Flächennutzungstool
(Land Use Tool) shows how land is used based on OpenStreetMap data. The
map includes three drawing tools (circular, rectangular and polygon)
which allows you to select an area on a map of Germany to see the
proportion of different land usage.

After you select

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/g0CHY_denEE/maps-of-week_9.html

Mapping Canada’s Divided Cities

Category: Google Maps | Nov 8, 2014

The Martin Prosperity Institute has published a study into the urban geography of Canada, called The Divided City. The study argues that Canadian cities are now divided between three main social classes; the creative class, the service class and the working class.

To illustrate the results of the study The Martin Prosperity Institute has released an interactive map visulaizing where the three

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/cW67lUOfdSk/mapping-canadas-divided-cities.html

Creating Games with Mapbox

Category: Google Maps | Nov 8, 2014

Mapbox has published a nice introduction to web maps, called An Open Platform. The article includes a couple of example maps, created by Tom MacWright, which demonstrate how Mapbox can be used to create non-road maps. Tom’s maps demonstrate how you can use your own map tiles with Mapbox to produce other types of interactive maps.

Tom MacWright’s Super Mario Brothers Map uses screenshots from

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/7AC88iAYcrs/creating-games-with-mapbox.html

Mapping 1984 in London

Category: Google Maps | Nov 7, 2014

It is often said that in London you are never more than ten feet from a rat. The same could probably be said of surveillance cams. In the UK there is one surveillance camera for every 11 people. Which means that in heavily populated areas such as London it is probably safe to assume that most of the time you are being watched by at least one CCTV camera.

On Thursday, 30th October 2014 James

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/nGinKlOalaU/mapping-1984-in-london.html

Mapping Noise Pollution

Category: Google Maps | Nov 7, 2014

WideNoise is an smartphone application that allows anyone to monitor noise pollution. The WideNoise Map allows you to explore the data collected by users of the app across the globe.

The map uses colored map markers to visualize the decibel level of each noise level reading. You can click on the individual markers to view the exact number of decibels recorded and to view the date of the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/_H49ivxxvZI/mapping-noise-pollution.html