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700 Red Dots & 4,000 Holes

Category: Google Maps | Oct 23, 2014

Clickhole has created a static map of 700 Red Dots in the USA. The map is an effective visualization of a remarkable number of red dots throughout the US. However the use of a static map does mean that the exact location of each red dot is a little hard to read. The map would be a lot more effective if you were able to zoom in and pan the map.

The 700 Red Dots map is a great example of a map

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/u55Ro9FyMTY/700-red-dots-4000-holes.html

Mapping the Ebola Response

Category: Google Maps | Oct 23, 2014

The OpenStreetMap of Guéckédou before HOT mapping

The current Ebola outbreak started in Guéckédou, in southeastern Guinea. The disease soon spread to other nearby Guinea towns and then to Liberia and Sierra Leone.

One of the biggest problems for aid agencies and health organizations in responding to the crisis was the lack of good maps in the areas where Ebola has been most prevalent. This is

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/a29hmXSsjUk/mapping-ebola-response.html

Housing Density in Melbourne

Category: Google Maps | Oct 22, 2014

Last week Maps Mania posted about the The Melbourne Bike Crash Map from the City Science Group at Monash University. The City Science Group has also created an interesting map of Melbourne House Density.

This map visualizes the distribution of dwelling density in Melbourne. Building plots on the map are colored by the number of dwellings per square kilometer. You can mouse-over the individual

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/-_ks0O_YmRQ/housing-density-in-melbourne.html

A Year of Earthquakes Mapped

Category: Google Maps | Oct 22, 2014

Last year there were over 6,000 earthquakes with a magnitude of over 4.5. A Year of Earthquakes is an interactive map plotting all the earthquakes around the world in 2013.

Not only does the map plot every earthquake that occurred last year it also includes population density and mortality risk layers. Using these layers it is possible to view where earthquakes are most likely to cause high

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/JR6dY24FmQU/a-year-of-earthquakes-mapped.html

The Global Soil Map

Category: Google Maps | Oct 22, 2014

The International Soil Reference and Information Centre has released the first in a series of global soil maps. The Centre plans to release world-wide soil maps at increasing levels of resolution. The first of these maps, the SoilGrids 1km map, uses the Leaflet map library to provide a global soil map at the relatively course resolution of 1 km.

SoilGrids 1km consists of a number of different

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/aA–NtVVWy8/the-global-soil-map.html

The 10 Best Sound Maps

Category: Google Maps | Oct 22, 2014

Recently there has been a trend to marry Google Maps Street View with sound recordings. The combination of 360 degree panoramas with recorded sound is an effective way for developers to represent both the aural and visual experience of
locations around the world.  The Sound City Project, Night Walk in Marseilles and Sounds of Street View are three good examples of websites which combine sound

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/nk8U5yNPcao/the-10-best-sound-maps.html

America’s Greatest Drives

Category: Google Maps | Oct 21, 2014

The US Secretary of Transportation used to have a website, called Byways.org, which provided detailed information on over 850 scenic roads in the United States, including maps, sample trips and points of interest along the way. Unfortunately the website was taken off-line in September 2013.

America’s Scenic Byways is an open-sourced project to provide an alternative to the now long departed

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/A2BJ5wOz0dg/americas-greatest-drives.html

Bogotá in 3d

Category: Google Maps | Oct 21, 2014

Bogotá en 3d is a beautiful looking CartoDB created map of the El Chicó neighborhood of Bogotá.

The map shows the footprints of thousands of buildings in the neighborhood, alongside information about the number of flats contained in each individual building. If you select a building on the map you can view details on the building’s usage and also a photo of the building.

I’m not sure how

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/aTjvzPL6ZIY/bogota-in-3d.html

Jane Goodall Street View

Category: Google Maps | Oct 21, 2014

Google has added Street View imagery to Google Maps from the Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania. The park is where the famous anthropologist Jane Goodall has for 45 years been studying the social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees.

Now you can also explore the shores of Lake Tanganyika and the rain forests of the Gombe Stream National Park using Google’s interactive panoramic

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/oE2iaAH26hc/jane-goodall-street-view.html

The House Sharing Map

Category: Google Maps | Oct 21, 2014

Unfortunately, unless you are a Russian oligarch, it is likely that you will never be able to afford to buy a home in London. This means, that if you do want to live in London, you will probably have to rent.

Unfortunately, unless you are a member of a Saudi royal family, you will never be able to afford to rent a house on your own in London. This means, that if you do want to live in London,

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/faQKVvWUfsU/the-house-sharing-map.html