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The History of Barcelona’s Architecture

Category: Google Maps | Apr 19, 2014

Big Time BCN has an interesting new approach to mapping the age of buildings.

Over the last two years there has been a growing trend in maps visualizing the age of buildings in cities around the world. You can now view maps visualizing the age of buildings for New York, Brooklyn, Moscow, Reykjavík, all of the Netherlands, all of the Netherlands – again, Ljubljana in Slovenia, Portland, Chicago

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/VlXnuYZTHPc/the-history-of-barcelonas-architecture.html

Were Could You Afford to Live in Texas?

Category: Google Maps | Apr 18, 2014

The Texas Affordability Index is a handy mapped guide to where you can afford to live in Texas. To find areas in Texas where you could afford to rent a property simply select your job from the drop-down menu and the amount of space you wish to rent and the map will show you where you can and cannot afford to live.

The map allows you to enter a number of parameters concerning your income and

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/1QfTBmTG9Fo/were-could-you-afford-to-live-in-texas.html

The United States Singles Map

Category: Google Maps | Apr 18, 2014

The biggest problem in finding a date these days is that all the single men live on the west coast and all the single women live on the east coast. The next biggest problem is that all the single men are young and all the single women are of a more mature age.

The U.S. Singles Map shows the number of single men and women in metropolitan statistical areas (major cities and their suburbs). The

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/T5w-JIiXz0A/the-united-states-singles-map.html

A Sleeping Empire Awakes

Category: Google Maps | Apr 18, 2014

The Northward Migration of the Majority is an interesting series of animated heat maps showing the movements of the inhabitants and workers in three Chinese cities. The three maps visualize the patterns of population movement in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou over a 24 hour period.

The Beijing animation includes an inset map that displays a number of highlights of significant moments during

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/15pXbzjFfO0/a-sleeping-empire-awakes.html

Mapping Brazil’s Monkey Robot Army

Category: Google Maps | Apr 18, 2014

Guardian’s recent series of Classic Album Covers in Street View proved very popular. The Guardian was inspired to create these images by, Halley Docherty’s series of 18th and 19th-century paintings paintings superimposed on Street View screenshots.

Meanwhile Javier Arce has been having some fun imagining how a comic book hero might use CartoDB to map the lairs of the world’s supervillains.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/NpQnw4uratU/mapping-brazils-monkey-robot-army.html

The Czech Republic in 3d

Category: Google Maps | Apr 17, 2014

Czech online mapping portal Mapy has an interesting new 3d option. The beta version of Mapy 3d allows you to explore some of the Czech Republic’s gorgeous historic centers in glorious 3d.

The 3d map includes controls to adjust the altitude and direction of your view. It even includes a neat ‘helicopter’ option that rotates your view around the map center. The locations where the beta 3d view

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Xqncun9t-g0/the-czech-republic-in-3d.html

Explore the Poetic Beauty of Planet Earth

Category: Google Maps | Apr 17, 2014

The Poetry Cafe has one mission and that is to share the beautiful poetic places that can be found on this little blue planet we call Earth.

Julius Meinl Coffee was established in Vienna in 1862 to sell high quality coffees and become the ambassador of Viennese coffee house culture in the world. The company sees itself as part of the long tradition of European coffee houses, which have always

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/8_5GJm9ynkE/explore-poetic-beauty-of-planet-earth.html

Create a Virtual Open Day with Street View

Category: Google Maps | Apr 17, 2014

The University of Southampton has created a virtual tour of its campus using custom shot Street View imagery. The University of Southampton’s Virtual Open Day website provides prospective students with the opportunity to take a virtual stroll around the main university sites, and the University’s important buildings and facilities.

Visitors to the Virtual Open Day can navigate to each of the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/SGv4clHxagQ/create-virtual-open-day-with-street-view.html

An Unpopulated Heat Map

Category: Google Maps | Apr 16, 2014

I’ve seen a lot of population heat maps of the USA over the years – so it is nice to come across a Bizarro version of a population heat map, a map that actually shows where people don’t live.

Nobody Lives Here maps unpopulated census blocks in the USA, the areas where nobody lives. 4,871,270 census blocks, totaling 4.61 million square kilometers, have no-one living inside them. In other words

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/CHn8K_H0xb0/an-unpopulated-heat-map.html

Leaflet Runs the Boston Marathon

Category: Google Maps | Apr 16, 2014

The Boston Globe has published an interesting photo that uses the Leaflet mapping platform to provide an interactive graphic of survivors of the bombing of the Boston Marathon.

One year after the tragic bomb explosion at the Boston Marathon, The Boston Globe invited survivors, police, firefighters, EMTs, doctors, nurses and runners back to the finish line on Boylston Street to pose for a group

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/KeWKub7Zdd8/leaflet-runs-boston-marathon.html