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Explore a 5th Century Ring Fort in 3D

Category: Google Maps | Jul 20, 2016

You can now explore a 3d model of an Iron Age ring fort discovered in Öland, Sweden on an Esri map. The Sandby borg ring fort was the site of a violent massacre in the 5th century and is currently being investigated by Swedish archaeologists.

The Esri Insider has a really interesting article on how archaeologists have been using drones (and a dog) to help map the fort, the houses it

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Map Cheats for Pokemon Go – Updated

Category: Google Maps | Jul 20, 2016

It is undeniable that the biggest mapping story over the last couple of weeks has been the huge success of Pokemon Go. In light of this success lots of interactive maps are popping up promising to show you the locations of Pokemon characters, gyms and PokeStops.

Most of these maps appear to use crowd-sourcing to collect the data from Niantic Labs and Nintendo’s ‘augmented reality’ mobile game.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/ORT1uLSTQpU/map-cheats-for-pokemon-go.html

Leeds is Revolting

Category: Google Maps | Jul 20, 2016

The Leeds Riot Map 1643 – 2002 is a story map exploring the locations and causes of the many riots that the Yorkshire city of Leeds has experienced over the years.

The map provides a fascinating account of social unrest in the city over the centuries and includes links to learn more about each riot on the Ford-Maguire Society of Leeds website. The map also happens to be a neat demonstration of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/oSonp8hKMVU/leeds-is-revolting.html

Songs About Canada

Category: Google Maps | Jul 19, 2016

Everybody knows that Canada rocks and now, thanks to a new interactive map, we know where it rocks.

Canadian Geographic: On the Coast is a map featuring Canadian locations that are mentioned in song lyrics. The map is inspired by the On the Coast radio program’s Canadian Geographic feature. In this regular section of the show listeners are asked to send in the names of songs mentioning

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/y81iWJYCcMA/songs-about-canada.html

Mapping Gun Violence in Rio

Category: Google Maps | Jul 19, 2016

Amnesty International in Brazil has released an interactive map to crowd-source incidents of gun violence in Rio de Janeiro. There have been more than 570 gunfights in the city already this year. However, with the police themselves responsible for one in five killings in the state of Rio last year, accurate official statistics on gun violence are hard to get.

The Fogo Cruzado map allows anyone

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/0xzILOu007k/mapping-gun-violence-in-rio.html

The 2016 Terrorist Attacks Map

Category: Google Maps | Jul 19, 2016

Nearly 8,000 people have died so far in 2016 from terrorist attacks. If you watch the news in the ‘developed’ world you might be under the impression that most deaths from terrorism occur in the West. However Esri’s new 2016 Terrorist Attacks map clearly shows that the Middle East and Northern & Central Africa are the areas worst affected by terrorism.

The 2016 Terrorist Attacks map shows all

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/a9KWSzLyUF8/the-2016-terrorist-attacks-map.html

Mapping the High Plains Aquifer

Category: Google Maps | Jul 18, 2016

Thirty percent of water used to irrigate U.S. agriculture comes from the High Plains Aquifer. Unfortunately much of the aquifer is in decline.

The High Plains Aquifer underlies eight U.S. states. National Geographic’s A Vanishing Aquifer: What Happens When the Water Runs Out illustrates the situation of the aquifer under each of these states with an interactive map.

As you scroll through A

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Food Insecurity & Climate Change

Category: Google Maps | Jul 18, 2016

The UK’s Met Office and the World Food Programme have released an interactive map which explores food insecurity around the world under different climate change models. The map examines how food insecurity in developing countries could be affected by greenhouse gas emissions and how adaptation to climate change might also affect food insecurity.

The Food Insecurity & Climate Change Map allows

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/tyjvRbnCkz4/food-insecurity-climate-change.html

The Sikh Soldier Map

Category: Google Maps | Jul 18, 2016

The Empire, Faith & War project is mapping the contributions of Sikh soldiers in the First World War. Sikhs soldiers made up more than 20% of the British Indian Army at the outbreak of the war and played a significant part in the victory of the Allied forces.

The Empire, Faith & War: Soldier Map displays the records of approximately 8,000 Sikh soldiers. Individual Sikh soldiers have been

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/C_hYgcCNU-U/the-sikh-soldier-map.html

History Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Jul 17, 2016

Mapping Gettysburg is an interactive map about the most decisive battle in the American Civil War. The map allows you to learn more about this important event in American history through eyewitness accounts, original photographs and views of the site as it is today.

At the heart of Mapping Gettysburg is a vintage map of the battlefield from the Library of Congress. This map of the ‘Field of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/0n63rWh8dzI/history-maps-of-week.html