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Map Your Xmas Lights

Category: Google Maps | Dec 13, 2014

If you want to scout your neighborhood for the houses with the best Xmas lights then you should consult this Christmas themed map.The localized social network Nextdoor has assembled a Google Map of Christmas holiday related locations.

The Nextdoor Holiday Cheer Map shows where in your neighborhood Nextdoor users have mapped their favorite holiday spots. The map includes the locations of homes

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Dff3KE22TbQ/map-your-xmas-lights.html

The Musical Highways of America

Category: Google Maps | Dec 13, 2014

The Foo Fighters Sonic Highways is a fascinating documentary, directed by David Grohl, exploring the eight city journey undertaken by the band to record their latest album. The band recorded one song in each city, featuring local musicians from each of the visited cities.

The Foo Fighters Sonic Highways is far more than just a documentary about the recording of the album. Each episode delves

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/4dWZUkYRNBo/the-musical-highways-of-america.html

The End of Earth as We Know It

Category: Google Maps | Dec 12, 2014

Google has announced that they will be closing down the Google Earth API on December 12th 2015.

The main reason given by Google for the retirement of the API is its reliance on the NPAPI plugin framework. Chrome and Firefox have both recently announced that they will no longer be supporting this framework for security reasons. Another reason may be that the Google Earth API isn’t hugely

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/OHKQETfQa2M/the-end-of-earth-as-we-know-it.html

Gaudi on Street View

Category: Google Maps | Dec 12, 2014

I know some people have an irrational hatred of Gaudí’s Sagrada Família in Barcelona but it happens to be one of my favorite buildings. I’m therefore delighted that you can now explore inside the architect’s iconic Cathedral on Google Maps Street View.

Fans of the Spanish architect might also be interested in taking a virtual stroll around his Park Güell on Street View.

If you aren’t a fan

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/3KBiNQKTlrE/gaudi-on-street-view.html

Mapping School Segregation

Category: Google Maps | Dec 12, 2014

Sixty years after the ‘Brown vs Board of Education’ Supreme Court ruling that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional many schools in the United States remain, to all intents and purposes, segregated by race.

Diversity in New York City’s Schools is a Google Map visualizing the largest racial group in each New York school. Each school is

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/gL65UTxTAt8/mapping-school-segregation.html

The World Ecosystems Map

Category: Google Maps | Dec 12, 2014

The US Geological Survey (USGS) and Esri have released a detailed global ecological land units map. The map allows you to click on any location in the world to view the bioclimate, landform, lithology, and land cover parameters at that location.

Select a location on the Explore the Ecological Tapestry of the World map and four inset maps reveal the bioclimate, landforms, rock types and land

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/gTxpzXrF93w/the-world-ecosystems-map.html

Mapping the Wasted Generation

Category: Google Maps | Dec 11, 2014

Social Explorer has collaborated with the Census Bureau to provide an interesting examination of the lives of young adults in the United States today. Young Adults Then and Now uses census data to compare the education and incomes of today’s 18-34 year old adults with those of previous generations.

At the heart of the visualization is a Leafet.js interactive map which allows you to choose a

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/tsZ4jPVIqy0/mapping-wasted-generation.html

The Declaration of Independence Map

Category: Google Maps | Dec 11, 2014

The Digital Declaration of Independence uses the Neatline story map tool to present a high-resolution scan of the 1823 facsimile of the Declaration of Independence, an annotated version of John Trumbull’s 1819 painting ‘Declaration of Independence’ and a map showing the home towns of all those who signed the Declaration.

I particularly admire the way the Neatline mapping tool has been used to

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Q1DYZ6_sXkk/the-declaration-of-independence-map.html

Mapping California’s Drought

Category: Google Maps | Dec 10, 2014

I’ve been searching the arid desert valleys of the internet for a while, looking for a decent mapped visualization of the California drought. Ironically, just as the drought-stricken areas of Southern California look like they might get some welcome rain, a very good map has appeared from the clouds.

Unsurprisingly this informative map of the California Drought Visualized with Open Data comes

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/urQrCQabrf0/mapping-californias-drought.html

People from New Jersey are Lazy

Category: Google Maps | Dec 10, 2014

There have been some really beautiful mapped visualizations of New York City taxi data. These three OpenHeatMap aren’t them. However, although they might not be the prettiest maps, they still reveal some interesting patterns in how New Yorkers travel by taxi, how much they tip and where people travel from.

This Laziest and Furthest-Traveling heat-map (pictured) visualizes how far people travel

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/OGbecoKQWNM/people-from-new-jersey-are-lazy.html