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This Caged Bird Could Sing

Category: Google Maps | Jun 9, 2014

After an often traumatic childhood Maya Angelou grew-up to live an amazingly full and successful life. She was not only one of America’s greatest writers, she was also a successful dancer, singer, actress and teacher.

You can learn more about Angelou’s extraordinary life with this mapped biography. Maya Angelou – Life is an elegant map of 35 key moments in Maya Angelou’s life, from her birth

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/-gUbCTodbss/this-caged-bird-could-sing.html

Using Google Maps with Crossfilter

Category: Google Maps | Jun 9, 2014

Crossfilter.js is a JavaScript library for exploring multivariate datasets. Combine Crossfilter with the Google Maps API and it is possible to create mapped data visualizations with very powerful filtering options.

Last year Brendan Kenny of the Google Maps Developers Team created a useful video demonstration of how to connect Crossfilter to the Google Maps API. All the code used in the video

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/4tQMq572DFA/using-google-maps-with-crossfilter.html

Le Tour de France in the UK

Category: Google Maps | Jun 9, 2014

This year the greatest cycle race in the world, the Tour de France, is coming to the UK. If you want to watch the race live then you should check out the route of the three UK stages on the official website of Yorkshire tourism.

The Yorkshire tourism website has created route maps for the first three stages of the race: Stage 1: Leeds to Harrogate, Stage 2: York to Sheffield and Stage 3:

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Juu9fkLc84A/le-tour-de-france-in-uk.html

The Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Jun 8, 2014

Mapping History are a Dutch company who produce mapped visualizations and films for museums and heritage organizations. These visualizations often involve animations showing the historical development of individual towns by presenting a range of maps of the towns through their history.The Mapping History website includes a number of Google Maps which portray the growth of Dutch cities and New

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/P40I1qaU6Xk/the-maps-of-week_8.html

Satellite Views of this Beautiful World

Category: Google Maps | Jun 8, 2014

The Daily Overview is a collection of beautiful and interesting satellite and aerial views captured from Apple Maps’ Digital Globe imagery.

Once a day The Daily Overview publishes a new aerial image found on Apple Maps. Each image includes a link to the image’s map co-ordinates on Geohack, so you can click-through and view the location in context using your choice of interactive online map

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/2o9a22jBbnc/satellite-views-of-this-beautiful-world.html

San Francisco is the New North Pole

Category: Google Maps | Jun 7, 2014

The Mercator Projection works very well with interactive maps. This is why most online maps use some form of Spherical Mercator Projection.

The problems with the Mercator Projection are well known. The projection distorts the scale of areas along the lines of longitude. Therefore areas close to the poles seem far bigger than areas close to the equator. Which is why Greenland on maps often

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/rn53Pk_M8RI/san-francisco-is-new-north-pole.html

The Creeping Shadow on the Map

Category: Google Maps | Jun 6, 2014

Yesterday I was really impressed with the building shadows used in Pints in the Sun.
Pints in the Sun allows you to search for nearby pubs and view where the surrounding building shadows will fall during any time in the day.

With the development of WebGL, dynamic map shading and moving shadows are becoming a feature of many interactive maps. The new look Google Maps includes building shadows

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/OJQP-sFePrY/the-creeping-shadow-on-map.html

Mapping the Bicycle Thief

Category: Google Maps | Jun 5, 2014

Seismograph’s map of Where Your Bicycle is Most Likely to Get Stolen in San Francisco shows you where in 2013 in San Francisco bikes were stolen from the most. Judging by the map it might be a good idea not to park your bike on Market Street, at the Ferry Building or outside Mission BART.

The map uses an interesting system of concentric circles to show locations where more than one bike was

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/TL4uHjzcGAI/mapping-bicycle-thief.html

Donating by Location

Category: Google Maps | Jun 5, 2014

This is a really nice idea for a map. GeoDonation is a map of locations in and around Montreal and Quebec where you can donate your unwanted possessions to charitable organizations. The map shows the location of 1,000 donation bins and other places where you can drop-off your unneeded clothes, electronic goods, sporting goods and books.

Among the really well designed elements on this mobile

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/k6_VZFMs3LM/donating-by-location.html

You Really Need a Pub in the Sun

Category: Google Maps | Jun 5, 2014

Wouldn’t you like a refreshing tankard of ale in the summer sun? Of course you would. But first you need to find a pub that is in the sun.

What you need is Pints in the Sun. This very clever map will help you locate nearby bars. It also very handily provides a 3d map of the buildings in the area and shows you where the shade and sunlight will be at every minute of the day.

Pints in the Sun

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/gjHJCcQoHco/you-really-need-pub-in-sun.html