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The Interactive European Etymology Map

Category: Google Maps | Jan 13, 2014

I’m a big fan of the always fascinating Etymology Maps thread on Reddit. The thread features word maps, maps that visualize one common word in all the different languages of Europe. For example, ‘Christmas’ in European languages, ‘Meat’ in European languages and ‘Clock’ in European languages.

James Trimble is also a big fan of the Reddit thread and while browsing the maps had a bit of an

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The Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Jan 12, 2014

A new map from the New York Times uses data from the Census Bureau to
show the percentages of people living below the poverty line in each
census tract in the USA. The Mapping Poverty in America
visualization uses the Google Maps API to provide poverty percentage
rates and the numbers living in poverty in each USA census tract.
You can zoom in on the map to view the poverty levels at any

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Speed – The Map

Category: Google Maps | Jan 11, 2014

The MBTA Bus Speeds map is a cool visualization of near real-time bus speeds in Boston. The map uses data from GPS positions to visualize the last three hours of traffic on the Boston bus network. There is also an option to view the map of the last 24 hours of bus traffic.

The speeds displayed on the map are calculated based on straight-line distances between the recorded GPS locations and not

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/jBpU7fJtOdc/speed-map.html

The War Horse Map

Category: Google Maps | Jan 11, 2014

Earlier this week Google Maps Mania featured the UK Environment Agency’s Live Flood Warning Map. The map was created by Shoothill, a software development and creative design agency, who specialize in mapping solutions.

I hadn’t heard of Shoothill before so I had a look through their website to see what other maps they have created and found this War Horse Journey Map, created for the release

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The Mozilla Location Service

Category: Google Maps | Jan 10, 2014

The Mozilla Location Service provides geolocation data based on cell tower and WiFi access point information. Mobile phones with a weak GPS signal and laptops without GPS hardware can use the service to quickly identify an approximate location.

You can see where the service is available on the new Mozilla Location Service Coverage Map. The map was created with MapBox and uses a dark variation

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/mjg6or0gyNs/the-mozilla-location-service.html

The Endless Atlas

Category: Google Maps | Jan 10, 2014

The Endless Atlas is an interesting collaborative art project dedicated to finding and curating the sometimes beautiful and sometimes mundane imagery that can be found on Google Maps Street View.

The found Street View images can be explored on The Endless Atlas Google Map, via the image tags or in collected ‘itineraries’. If you want to take part in the project you can submit your own Street

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The UK Flood Warning Map

Category: Google Maps | Jan 9, 2014

God really does hate the English speaking world. While north America freezes in a polar vortex and Australia melts under record high temperatures the UK slowly sinks under a deluge of rain.

As the last day without rain in the UK fades from living memory it has now become customary for every Briton on waking each morning to quickly consult a flood warning map.

The UK Environment Agency’s

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Nature at The Hague

Category: Google Maps | Jan 9, 2014

Groene Kaart is a Dutch Google Map providing an overview of all the wonderful natural green spaces around The Hague. If you select a marker on the map a ‘Green Card’ opens, providing information about the selected location and the facilities and recreational opportunities provided.

As well as displaying where important open spaces around The Hague are located the map provides information about

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Maps for Google Maps Maniacs

Category: Google Maps | Jan 8, 2014

Google frequently updates the satellite imagery of Google Earth and Google Maps. For the latest aerial imagery update Google has released a handy Google Map showing where satellite views have been updated.

So, if you want to see if Google has new imagery of your house, then head over to the Google Earth Imagery Update Map.

The new look Google Maps no longer seems to bother with Google’s

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/jnEOAko1B88/maps-for-google-maps-maniacs.html

Get the Latest Snow Reports

Category: Google Maps | Jan 8, 2014

With the polar vortex bringing record freezing temperatures to much of America you might have thought that at least the ski resorts would be happy. Unfortunately it has been so cold that even some ski resorts have been forced to close down.

Those skiiers brave another to face the cold and lucky enough to have access to an open ski resort should check out FreshyMap. FreshyMap is a map designed

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/vcadfVJQTJY/get-latest-snow-reports.html