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The Amazing Beauty of WebGL Globes

Category: Google Maps | Feb 5, 2014

The WebGL Weather Globe is a beautiful WebGL created visualization of Earth that includes a basic overlay to display the current weather conditions around the world.

The World Elevation Globe is a 3d WebGL created globe that visualizes elevation levels around the world.

GitHub has quickly become the most popular code repository site (Jeremy Clarkson voice) in the whole world.
If you want

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The Pick of ESRI Story Maps

Category: Google Maps | Feb 5, 2014

Using ESRI Story Maps is a simple way to create interesting mapped narratives about any subject. Story Maps provides a number of easy to use templates that allow you to combine map and satellite views with multimedia and other interactive features to create an interactive mapped presentation.

America’s Nuclear Moonscape is a great example of Story Maps in action, combining stunning satellite

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A Map of the Best Places to Live

Category: Google Maps | Feb 5, 2014

Kelly Norton has created a beautifully designed interactive map of the most pleasant places to live in the USA. The Pleasant Place to Live Map is a dot heat map of towns and cities in the US displaying the number of ‘pleasant’ days enjoyed each year.

Norton has defined ‘pleasant’ as a mean temperature between 55° F and 75°
F with no significant precipitation or snow depth, using data from the

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The Top 5 Street View Car Ads

Category: Google Maps | Feb 4, 2014

The unwritten rule of online marketing of automobiles is that you have to use Google Maps Street View. Nissan are the latest car manufactures to create a clever internet advertising campaign that uses Google Maps satellite views and Street View.

The Nissan Rogue – Detour allows you to create a route using Google Maps or select from a number of predefined routes. Once you have created a route

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Super Tweets of the Super Bowl

Category: Google Maps | Feb 4, 2014

Time has mapped all the geo-tagged Super Bowl related Twitter messages sent before, during and after Sunday’s game. Super Bowl Pulse uses CartoDB with Leaflet map tiles to provide an insight into how talk of the Super Bowl dominated social media on Sunday.

The Tweets are color-coded so that you can see which team generated the most interest. The map is animated so that you can also see how the

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How to Explore the World with Online Maps

Category: Google Maps | Feb 4, 2014

Map Wikipedia is an ESRI map that allows you to search for locations around the world associated with a Wikipedia category. Wikipedia’s categories help you to browse through Wikipedia articles organized by topic. Map Wikipedia allows you to view all the locations associated with a Wikipedia category on an ESRI map.

For example, you might want to view all the locations associated with beer and

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/sgo8GLkm-N4/how-to-explore-world-with-online-maps.html

Improving Urban Planning in India

Category: Google Maps | Feb 3, 2014

Transparent Chennai is an open mapping project that aims to improve urban governance in Chennai, India. The organization is building on and improving poor quality government data through a team of mapping volunteers and by using the power of crowd-sourcing.  

The data collected by Transparent Chennai is shared with the public through open databases and via a Google Maps visualization of the

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Mapping Income Inequality in New York

Category: Google Maps | Feb 3, 2014

New York Mayor Bill De Blasio was elected on a platform of uniting the ‘two cities’ of New York, the haves and have-nots. To help in in this task BKLYNR has created five New York maps looking at the distribution of housing costs, income, inequality, and poverty in the city. Taking New York’s Vitals uses data from the American Community Survey’s recently released 5 year estimates.

The first

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Mapping Mark Twain

Category: Google Maps | Feb 3, 2014

According to this map there are nearly 20,000 locations mentioned in the works of Mark Twain. Using the map you can explore the locations mentioned in the collected works of Mark Twain or explore all the locations used in each individual Mark Twain publication.

Mapping the Works of Mark Twain provides two main views. The ‘marker map’ shows the locations mentioned in the works of Mark Twain. In

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The Google Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Feb 2, 2014

Isochrone maps show travel times from a given location. Travel Time is a great example of an isochrone map created with the Google Maps API.

Travel Time allows users in four US cities to find out the travel times
from any location in each of the cities. Click anywhere in Denver, San
Francisco, Seattle or Boulder and you can view an isochrone map of the
time it will take to travel anywhere

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