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How Satellites Document Our Changing World

Category: Google Maps | Mar 13, 2017

The satellite constellation of Earth-imaging company Planet Labs is able to provide a regular complete view of Earth at 3-5 m optical resolution. You can now explore these satellite images on their new Planet Explorer map.

Planet Explorer allows you to observe how the world has changed over the last year. Using the map’s timeline you can zoom-in on any location on Earth and view the satellite

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Where Can You Afford to Live?

Category: Google Maps | Mar 13, 2017

The UK government’s Living Wage is £9.75 an hour in London. This is the lowest amount that an employer in the capital is allowed to pay an employee. Unfortunately if you need to rent a property in the capital you need to earn at least £54.54 an hour.

In the rest of the UK the Living Wage is £8.25. This is almost enough to afford to rent a property in the cheapest city in the UK. In Bradford

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/yr6Y5NS6S3U/where-can-you-afford-to-live.html

The Dot Map of Education

Category: Google Maps | Mar 10, 2017

Educational Attainment in America is a dot map showing the level of education of people across the USA. Using the map you can zoom in on any town or city and see the local distribution of educational attainment.

The map shows five levels of educational attainment; Less than High School, High School, Some College, Bachelor Degree and Graduate Degree. Each dot represents 25 people. The map

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/-3emrKtv_ow/the-dot-map-of-education.html

Searching Satellite Imagery

Category: Google Maps | Mar 9, 2017

Last year Terrapattern released a visual search engine for satellite imagery. Terrapattern uses machine learning to find locations around the world which look very similar. This means that you can use Terrapattern to find other locations which share a visual resemblance to a chosen location. For example, if you click on a baseball field on the Terrapattern map you can find other locations which

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/wR0RVlze5Uw/searching-satellite-imagery.html

Precog Crime Prediction for London

Category: Google Maps | Mar 9, 2017

A new interactive map claims to be able to predict the number of crimes that will be committed in London neighborhoods in 2017. Dataiku’s London Crime Prediction Map 2017 shows the predicted number of crimes and whether the number of crimes is expected to rise or fall in 2017 in each London neighborhood.

The circles on the map represent the predicted number of crimes in each Lower Layer Super

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/rbZ8Be4bChU/precog-crime-prediction-for-london.html

Live Talks for International Women’s Day

Category: Google Maps | Mar 8, 2017

For International Women’s Day Facebook is hosting live broadcasts from across the globe. The event features live videos from “influential leaders, public figures and NGOs”.

The best way to find out which events are being broadcast right now is on Facebook’s #SheMeansBusiness website. The site features an interactive map showing the locations of the live broadcasts happening today. Any

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/2MKOysEj3iY/live-talks-for-international-womens-day.html

LEGO Maps of the World

Category: Google Maps | Mar 8, 2017

The LEGO-IFER is a simple but essential tool for turning the world into a Lego-ified map, a map consisting entirely of colored plastic bricks.

To create your own LEGO map just use the LEGO-IFER’s Esri map to zoom-in on your location and press the ‘LEGO-IFY it’ button. That’s it. You now have your very own LEGO map. You can adjust the size of the map using the three yellow brick buttons beneath

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/05_o7p3yf4A/lego-maps-of-world.html

The Breath of the Wild Map

Category: Google Maps | Mar 7, 2017

If you are struggling to lead Link around the vast Kingdom of Hyrule in the latest incarnation of The Legend of Zelda then you might want to use these interactive maps. In the Breath of the Wild the world of Hyrule is reportedly twelve times as large as the game world in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Sp you just might need to consult these maps.

Zelda Dungeon’s interactive map of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/pqKJAUuyPk0/the-breath-of-wild-map.html

Visually Impaired Street View

Category: Google Maps | Mar 7, 2017

Do you know how it feels to be visually impaired? See Now can’t tell you how it feels but they can give you an insight into how the visually impaired see the world with their Sight Loss Simulator.

See Now’s Sight Loss Simulator uses Google Maps Street View to show you how the places you are familiar with might appear if you suffered from cataracts, glaucoma or retinopathy. Enter an address

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/5m3bj8rhTOk/visually-impaired-street-view.html

How Healthy Are Your Neighbors?

Category: Google Maps | Mar 6, 2017

The people of Gary, Indiana like to play Russian roulette with their health. According to a new interactive map from the CDC Gary has the worst problems with smoking and physical activity of the largest 500 cities in America.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has mapped the health of 500 of the largest cities in the USA. Using the CDC map you can view the prevalence of health and

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/a6e1Ok1b11A/how-healthy-are-your-neighbours.html