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What Powers America?

Category: Google Maps | Oct 11, 2017

Carbon Brief has released a new comprehensive map to show How the US generates electricity. The map visualizes how and where electricity is generated in the USA and the amount of electricity generated by the different types of electricity production.

The map allows you to filter the results by type of electricity production. This allows you to see where in the country the different types of

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An Overview of Planet Earth

Category: Google Maps | Oct 10, 2017

When astronauts first look down on Earth from outer space they often experience what is called the ‘overview effect’. Seeing the whole of the Earth from above can inspire a deeper realization of both the beauty and fragility of this planet we call home. The Daily Overview hopes to inspire just a little of that effect by providing you with daily aerial images of Earth.

The Daily Overview

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How Rich is Your Representative

Category: Google Maps | Oct 10, 2017

According to the Center for Responsive Politics the average net worth of a member of the U.S. House of Representatives is around $8 million. The average net worth of all Americans is $69,000. If you want to find out how much richer your Representative is than you then you can check out Legbranch’s interactive map, How Wealthy Are Our Representatives?.

The map uses scaled markers to show the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/lKArzMIG1oE/how-rich-is-your-representative.html

50 Years of Typhoons

Category: Google Maps | Oct 10, 2017

68 Years of Wind and Rain is an animated map showing historical typhoon tracks in and around the southeast coast of China. The map visualizes 1,832 typhoons in the region since 1949.

As the map animation plays out typhoon tracks are added to the map by year. The yellow typhoon tracks show the typhoons that made landfall in mainland China. As the animation plays the bar graph below the map also

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/W29JYqFpYu4/50-years-of-typhoons.html

Beware Out of Date Flood Maps

Category: Google Maps | Oct 9, 2017

Bloomberg believes that outdated FEMA flood maps could be one reason why less than one in four homes in Hitchcock, Texas had flood insurance when Hurricane Harvey hit. The Federal Emergency Management Agency hasn’t updated the food maps in the area since the early 1980’s. This may have led local residents to have a false sense of the likelihood of floods in their neighborhood. Hitchcock is not

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/sZCCo_FSZ2Q/beware-out-of-date-flood-maps.html

New York Loves Bacon

Category: Google Maps | Oct 9, 2017

The Food Capitals of Instagram is a really nicely designed guide to the popularity of foods with Instagram users around the world. The interactive allows you to select a number of different types of food and see where the most Instagram users are posting pictures of that kind of food across the globe.

Select a type of food from the icon menu above the map and you can see where Instagram users

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/QWE2dLcF5dM/new-york-loves-bacon.html

Working With Map Projections

Category: Google Maps | Oct 9, 2017

Projection Face is a great illustration of the distortions created by different map projections. The interactive shows how 64 different map projections effect our view of the world by showing each projection’s effect when applied to something very familiar, the human face.

The distortions of each of the different projections cab be illustrated further by clicking and dragging any of the mapped

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/CS_vf5cx-Jo/working-with-map-projections.html

Wagga Wagga Hey

Category: Google Maps | Oct 8, 2017

They say that Wagga Wagga is so good that they named it twice.

They are wrong. The second Wagga in Wagga Wagga is used as an intensifier. Wagga means ‘crow’. So Wagga Wagga means ‘many crows’. This reduplication of names is a fairly common theme in Australian place-names. Another example is the town of Tiba Tiba, which means ‘lots of water’.

The Reduplication Map of Australia is an interactive

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One Day of Gun Violence in the USA

Category: Google Maps | Oct 7, 2017

Earlier this week Vox published an interactive Mass Shootings map to visualize the 1,518 mass shootings in the United States since December 2012. Looking at the huge number of shootings over a number of years is an interesting way to explore America’s obsession with guns and shooting each other. However you don’t necessarily need to look at the accumulation of gun crime over time. You could

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/0ysSpv9ZDI0/one-day-of-gun-violence-in-usa.html

The History of North and South Korea

Category: Google Maps | Oct 6, 2017

After the Second World the Korean Peninsula was divided in two. The north was occupied by Soviet troops. The South was occupied by the USA. In 1948 the two zones became two separate countries. It has been a story of intermittent conflict and fragile peace ever since.

The Two Koreas is an Esri Story Map about the history of the two countries, their political leaders and their divergent

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/GRQPnjkp3Qw/the-history-of-north-and-south-korea.html