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The Global Homicide Rate

Category: Google Maps | May 21, 2015

According to the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime there were 437,000 homicides across the globe in 2012. The Homicide Monitor visualizes the 2012 homicide rates for countries around the world on a 3d globe.

When you first load the Homicide Monitor the globe animates through the ten countries with the highest homicide rates. If you pause the globe you can explore the data yourself by

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/9Wa943KedD0/the-global-homicide-rate.html

The United Tastes of America

Category: Google Maps | May 20, 2015

There have been a few maps this week purportedly visualizing distinctive features of each state in the USA.

For example the Most Distinctive Causes of Death map visualizes the most ‘distinctive’ cause of death in each of the 50 states. The map doesn’t show the top cause of death in each state but the cause of death which is proportionally higher in each state than in all the the other states.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/UF8Q7sq3jnI/the-united-tastes-of-america.html

Mapping the Demolition of Austin

Category: Google Maps | May 20, 2015

Since 2007 over 5,000 demolition permits have been granted in Austin, Texas.  You can view the footprints of all the buildings given demolition permits on the Austin, Demolished: Eight Years of Wrecking Ball Data map.

You can select individual footprints on the map to view a static Street View of the building and view details of the demolition work carried out on the building. The map also

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/LYHkT4r9C44/mapping-demolition-of-austin.html

Train Travel Times of Europe

Category: Google Maps | May 20, 2015

Isochrone Maps of Europe is a beautiful looking series of maps visualizing train travel times across the continent. The series includes a number of isochrone maps showing the travel times across Europe from a number of major cities.

The travel times from each city were calculated using the the Swiss public transport API. Using conrec.js. This travel time data was then converted into contour

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/_2HrJ-zFxjg/train-travel-times-of-europe.html

Cartographic Representations of the Internet

Category: Google Maps | May 20, 2015

DMOZ is an open-content directory of World Wide Web links which uses a hierarchical scheme for organizing site listings. Listings on a similar topic in DMOZ are grouped into categories, which can then include smaller categories.

Internaut Explorer uses the CartoDB interactive mapping platform to create a visualization of DMOZ’s 3,809,444 web links and 782,239 topics. The map allows you to

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/_0VXtfFWaTg/cartographic-representations-of-internet.html

Wine Map USA

Category: Google Maps | May 19, 2015

The everyvine map is attempting to map the world’s vineyards and wineries. It has made a good start with this map of US wine regions, vineyards, shiners and wineries.

The map can help you discover which wines are available in the different US wine regions. Click on a region on the map and you can view links to the region’s wine growing organizations. Select an individual winery and you can

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/o_gLZClXQ2g/wine-map-usa.html

The Best New York Transit Maps

Category: Google Maps | May 19, 2015

TransitMe has a great collection of New York transit maps. TransitMe
has taken MTA’s transit maps and made them interactive by overlaying them on top of a Google Map of the city.

The collection includes the MTA’s subway map, the late night subway map and the city’s bus maps. The latest map to be added to the collection is a New York bike map. The map shows the city’s dedicated bike paths,

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/3dtP-PpA_NQ/the-best-new-york-transit-maps.html

The Myanmar Refugee Crisis

Category: Google Maps | May 19, 2015

The persecution of the Rohingyas in Myanmar is forcing tens of thousands to take to rickety fishing boats in order to escape the country. Neighboring countries, such as Bangladesh and Malaysia, have already taken in thousands of migrants fleeing from Buddhist persecution in Myanmar.  Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia are now refusing to allow the migrant boats to land on their shores.

Foreign

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/9es5g3hMCpo/the-myanmar-refugee-crisis.html

Google Cars Sniffing Out Gas Leaks

Category: Google Maps | May 18, 2015

Last year Google teamed up with the Environmental Defense Fund to equip Street View cars
with air-quality sensors to detect natural gas leaks from utility pipes
under city streets. Using the data collected by the Street View cars
Google and EDF then create detailed maps showing where gas leaks are
occurring and where gas pipes need to be fixed or replaced.

In July 2014 the EDF released

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/DSlSqFfWgzc/google-cars-sniffing-out-gas-leaks.html

Spain by the Numbers

Category: Google Maps | May 18, 2015

New Spanish newspaper El Español has released an interactive map which allows readers to explore four years of Spanish demographic and economic data. Using España en Cifras it is possible to examine population, budget, debt levels, the unemployment rate and household income at municipality level throughout Spain.

You can explore the five data themes by selecting from the tabs above the map.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/1OK8unFhOXk/spain-by-numbers.html