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Visualizing Continental Drift

Category: Google Maps | Aug 15, 2016

GPlates is a 3d animation which shows how the Earth has evolved over millions of years. The map shows the Earth’s shifting plate tectonics from 240 million years ago up until the present day.

As the animation plays through you can watch how the post-Pangaea Earth has formed as that super-continent drifted apart. The current land mass is shown beneath the shifting tectonic plates. You can

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Climb the Zugspitze on Street View

Category: Google Maps | Aug 15, 2016

You can now climb Germany’s highest mountain in a new custom Street View tour from Zugspitze 360°. The tour consists of hundreds of panoramic images which allow you to virtually climb Zugspitze, from the foot of the mountain at Höllental all the way to the summit.

All the custom captured Street View images of the tour have been stitched together using the Google Maps API. This means that if

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How Spiritual is Your House?

Category: Google Maps | Aug 15, 2016

My home is built on a well known sacred site of mystical energy. It lies exactly at the intersection of three ancient ley lines. These three straight line paths connect some of Britain’s most spiritual monuments and all three paths converge exactly on the location of my house.

If you live in Britain then your home is also built on a site of ancient and magical importance.

Ley lines are

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Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Aug 14, 2016

The Urban Fabric Map is a great new interactive map tool which allows you to compare side-by-side the building footprints of different cities around the world. Comparing the building footprints of cities in this way can reveal interesting differences in the street layouts and building densities of different cities across the globe.

The Urban Fabric Map uses OpenStreetMap building data. This

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Emj4n1MuFkw/maps-of-week_14.html

Spying on the Spies

Category: Google Maps | Aug 12, 2016

Surveillance under Surveillance is an interactive map which reveals the location of CCTV cameras around the world. Using the map you can find out where spy cameras are located, what type of cameras they are and what area they observe.

Surveillance under Surveillance seems to have reasonable coverage throughout the world. It uses OpenStreetMap data to show the location of CCTV cameras. This

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/KI3mUJsfiAc/spying-on-spies.html

Property Speculators of Detroit

Category: Google Maps | Aug 11, 2016

Nearly 20% of Detroit properties are owned by speculators. You can explore these speculator owned properties on the PropertyPraxis interactive map.

All speculator owned land parcels are colored on the PropertyPraxis map. If you select one of the colored buildings on the map you can view details on the property’s owner and view a Street View image of the building.

It is possible to refine the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Ly5B2GH31lk/property-speculators-of-detroit.html

Comparing Cities at the Same Scale

Category: Google Maps | Aug 11, 2016

The Urban Fabric Map is a great new interactive map tool which allows you to compare side-by-side the building footprints of different cities around the world. Comparing the building footprints of cities can reveal interesting differences in the street layouts and building densities of different cities across the globe.

The Urban Fabric Map uses OpenStreetMap building data and displays it

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/loMoi2Cqgcc/comparing-cities-at-same-scale.html

Play Property Tycoon on Google Maps

Category: Google Maps | Aug 10, 2016

If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a property tycoon then you might want to practice your real-estate skills on Next.Land. Next.Land is a multiplayer city building game built on top of an interactive map of the real world.

The object of the game is to buy buildings, upgrade your properties and earn a fortune from your rental returns. The full game is scheduled for release in early 2007.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/jOkMmK1jG74/play-property-tycoon-on-google-maps.html

Mapping Toronto Parking Fines

Category: Google Maps | Aug 10, 2016

Nearly 1.5 million parking fines were issued in Toronto last year, raising over $68 million in fines. You can discover where and when these parking tickets were issued on the Visualizing 2015 Toronto Parking Fines interactive map.

The map colors each block of road in Toronto Downtown & East York by the number of parking fines issued on that section of road. You can also select any road on the

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The WWE 2K17 Interactive Map

Category: Google Maps | Aug 10, 2016

To promote the upcoming release of the WWE themed video game WWE 2K17 the game’s developers have released an interactive map of Suplex City. Using the map you can search Suplex City for clues to the identities of a number of WWE Superstars and Legends. Identify the legends correctly on the map and you could win yourself a roster poster of the identified WWE Superstar

The creators of Suplex

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