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Sanitation in the Rohingya Refugee Camps

Category: Google Maps | Dec 5, 2017

The refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh are having to cope with hundreds of thousands Rohingya, fleeing religious persecution in Myanmar. The incredible overcrowding in the camps has led to conditions of poor sanitation and limited health care. Reuters has undertaken analysis of satellite photos of the camps to assess the use of latrines and water pumps in the camps and how their

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The Halifax Explosion

Category: Google Maps | Dec 5, 2017

100 years ago tomorrow, on the morning of 6 December 1917, a French cargo ship carrying high explosives crashed into a Norwegian ship in Halifax Harbour in Canada. The resulting massive explosion killed 2,000 people in Halifax, injured at least 9000 more and destroyed every building within a 1.6 mile radius (over 12,000 in total).

CBC Canada has created an incredible 360 degree video which

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Israeli Settlements in the Westbank

Category: Google Maps | Dec 4, 2017

The Settlements and Solutions Project maps the locations and history of Israeli settlements in the West Bank. The map is designed to help further understanding of the political and territorial conflicts in the West Bank and of some of the ‘Land Swap’ scenarios which have been proposed in peace negotiations.

The ‘Green Line’ on the map is the armistice line drawn up after the 1948 Arab-Israeli

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Macrostrat’s Geologic Map of the World

Category: Google Maps | Dec 4, 2017

The English geologist William Smith is credited with creating the first nationwide geological map. A geologic map reveals the distribution of geological features such as rock units or geologic strata. Smith’s beautiful 1815 map visualized Britain’s geological types using different colors for different types of geological feature (you can view interactive versions of William Smith’s geological

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A Literary Tour of Rome

Category: Google Maps | Dec 4, 2017

The Morgan Library and Museum has been inspired by August Hare’s 1870 guidebook ‘Walks in Rome’ to create their own interactive map of the eternal city. Hare’s original guide to Rome included a wealth of literary quotations about the city’s magnificent ancient buildings and monuments. The Morgan Library and Museum’s City of the Soul, similarly explores how Rome provided the inspiration for many

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1000 Years of London History

Category: Google Maps | Dec 2, 2017

Layers of London wants to map the history of London from the time of the Romans right through to the modern day. That is a lot of history. So it needs your help.

Layers of London is already working with a number of partners, including the British Library, Historic England, The National Archives, London Metropolitan Archives and the Museum of London Archaeology. However it will also be

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Mapping the Military’s Pollution

Category: Google Maps | Dec 1, 2017

The military are one of America’s biggest and most prolific polluters of the environment. The United States military and its contractors are the only people in the
United States still allowed to dispose of hazardous waste using highly polluting
‘open burn’ sites. It makes full use of this exemption.

ProPublica has been investigating the military’s use of open burn sites and the potentially

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Bike Thieves of Toronto

Category: Google Maps | Nov 30, 2017

CBC Toronto has used data from Toronto police to map where bikes were stolen in Toronto from 2014 to 2016. The Toronto Bike Theft Map reveals that downtown Toronto experiences the most bike thefts but other neighborhoods, such as Willowdale West and Lansing-Westgate have also seen a rise in bikes being stolen since 2014.

The map includes a number of options which allow you to filter the map by

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The Worldwide Wind Power Map

Category: Google Maps | Nov 30, 2017

Earlier this year the World Bank released the Global Solar Atlas, an interactive map which allows you to carry out a simple solar power output calculation for nearly any location in the world. The map provides estimations of the likely solar power
potential for any location.

The Technical University of Denmark and the World Bank have now worked together to create a similar tool for wind

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Leaflet is Riddled with Bugs

Category: Google Maps | Nov 29, 2017

British photographer Levon Biss is using the Leaflet mapping library to present a series of photos in his latest project, Microsculpture. Microsculpture allows you to view high resolution photos of insect specimens from Oxford University Museum of Natural History up close and in fine detail as Leaflet maps.

Using the Leaflet mapping library as a platform for browsing images isn’t new. However

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