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The Movie Map of the World

Category: Google Maps | May 18, 2016

If you’ve ever wanted to visit the stunning locations featured in a Game of Thrones or Lord of the Rings then you should have a look at Expedia’s interactive map of the best locations seen in film and television.

Expedia’s World on Screen map features the shooting locations of some of your favorite films and television shows. Select a movie location on the map and you will be taken to a more

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/zeAnayAYQQQ/if-youve-ever-wanted-to-visit-stunning.html

Say Goodbye to the West

Category: Google Maps | May 17, 2016

Every 90 seconds a football field’s worth of natural open land is lost to development in the Western United States.

Scientists from the Conservation Science Partners have analysed satellite imagery and public data to determine how much land in the West is being developed, at what rate and why this happening. You can read more about their findings and where land is being lost to development in

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Lrcj1uu08GE/say-goodbye-to-west.html

Mapping Iowa’s Growth

Category: Google Maps | May 17, 2016

This building age map allows you to see how Iowa City has developed over the last 200 years. Like other building age maps the Iowa City map colors building footprints to show the year when each building was constructed. However this map also includes a couple of other options.

If you press the ‘Animate’ button on the Build Year of Structures in Iowa City map you can watch buildings being added

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/E5UHomjDOyk/mapping-iowas-growth.html

The Rio Olympics – Inside & Out

Category: Google Maps | May 17, 2016

This past week both Mapbox and Google have been looking forward to the 2016 Rio Olympics. In doing so they also both playing to their mapping strengths.

Mapbox’s Rio 2016 takes you on a mapped tour around the 32 venues of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The map uses DigitalGlobe’s latest high resolution satellite imagery to take you on a guided tour of Rio de Janeiro and the venues being used in

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/_OOiL5olses/the-rio-olympics-inside-out.html

Mapping Property Taxes

Category: Google Maps | May 16, 2016

Recently the city of Edmonton increased property taxes. These property taxes are based on the estimated value of a property on July 1st of the previous year. This results in some interesting spatial patterns between those who get to pay more in property tax and those who get to pay less.

Home Tribe has released an interactive map providing a City of Edmonton Assessed Values Comparison

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/DXvftX_7V5U/mapping-property-taxes.html

It’s Isochronic Greased Lightening

Category: Google Maps | May 16, 2016

Walkalytics is a new service for providing pedestrian time analysis, or put more simply – walking times. Walkalytics provides an API to access its walking time analysis. The API has a paid subscription model, although I believe there is free limited access for developers.

You can view Walkalytics in action on this isochrone demo map, which allows you to query walking times in Switzerland,

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/yQ1yuiCTvOI/its-isochronic-greased-lightening.html

The Road to Rio

Category: Google Maps | May 16, 2016

Rio de Janeiro has experienced a huge number of construction projects over the last few years, many of them related to the upcoming 2016 Olympic Games. However these are only the very latest developments to take place in a city which has been continually growing since it was founded in 1565.

You can now explore the social and urban evolution of Rio de Janeiro since its foundation on the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/W5faD8Fbsgs/the-road-to-rio.html

Magic Polylines in Zurich

Category: Google Maps | May 16, 2016

Scroll down the page on this map of Zurich and the bus route lines on the map magically transform into line graphs.

Zürichs Gegensätze is an interactive map which explores the demographic makeup of the population around bus-stops on two bus routes in the Swedish city of Zurich. Using this map from Tages Anzeiger you can explore population data in a 500 meter radius around each bus-stop on

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/BVCGYg3I0Go/magic-polylines-in-zurich.html

Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | May 15, 2016

This week I was impressed with two story maps – one exploring the geological formation & history of North America and the other the importance of the Lancaster Sound area to wildlife and the Inuit people.

Making North America is a PBS Nova documentary film exploring the
history of the geological formation of North America and how the
continent’s land and mountains have emerged and evolved

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/DEFRc975hNw/maps-of-week.html

Mapping Tallurutiup Tariunga

Category: Google Maps | May 13, 2016

Tallurutiup Tariunga, otherwise known as Lancaster Sound, is the southern point of the Last Ice Area, the only area of the Arctic which is expected to retain its summer sea ice until 2050.

The World Wildlife Fund has released an interactive map of Lancaster Sound in order to raise awareness of the area’s delicate ecosystem and to promote a campaign to designate the Lancaster Sound a National

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/YdTckTNkeN4/mapping-tallurutiup-tariunga.html