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Explore the World in Virtual Reality

Category: Google Maps | Apr 14, 2017

You can now explore the world in virtual reality thanks to a new Google Street View application. Speak to Go is a WebVR experiment which allows you to navigate around the world on Google Maps Street View using just your voice.

Speak to Go works with Google’s Daydream and Cardboard VR headsets. Don’t worry if you don’t have a VR headset. Speak to Go also works perfectly fine on a normal

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/gLvw4CmqUYM/explore-world-in-virtual-reality.html

The 2016 Night Light Map

Category: Google Maps | Apr 13, 2017

NASA has released a new composite map of nighttime satellite images of the Earth. The map is made up of the best cloud-free satellite images of each land mass captured during 2016. You can view the new 2016 Black Marble map on NASA’s Worldview interactive map.

A number of factors can affect how light appears in nighttime satellite imagery. The phases of the moon, atmospheric conditions and

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/gvT2PKC5mD4/the-2016-night-light-map.html

Mapping America’s Vanishing Middle-Class

Category: Google Maps | Apr 12, 2017

Metrocosm has created an interesting 3D mapped visualization of the median household income in each census tract in 10 of America’s largest cities. Each of the 10 city maps show the median household income in neighborhoods for both 1970 and 2015. The map therefore allows you to compare how household incomes have changed at census tract levels over the last 45 years.

The Income Polarization in

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The Contours of Cycling

Category: Google Maps | Apr 12, 2017

2017 is definitely the Year of the Travel Time Map. For most of the world this means that there has been an outpouring of maps which show you how long it takes to drive to any location from your home. In the Netherlands however a travel time map for cars is a laughable proposition, What is needed instead is a travel time map for bikes.

Step forward nsmaps. Nsmaps shows you how long it takes to

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/qf80Oiv2Nzk/the-contours-of-cycling.html

Mapping the World at War

Category: Google Maps | Apr 11, 2017

Since 1969 the indigenous people of Indonesia’s Papua and West Papua states have been fighting for independence. Some estimates suggest that more than 100,000 people have died in the struggle. Unfortunately this is just one of many long ongoing conflicts around the world which go largely ignored in the west.

IRIN, the non-profit humanitarian news and analysis team, wants to draw attention to

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/cqVFsXWpHe8/mapping-world-at-war.html

Analyzing OpenStreetMap Stats

Category: Google Maps | Apr 11, 2017

Mapbox has released a series of interactive mapping tools which allow you to analyse and visualize user contributions and edits to the OpenStreetMap mapping platform. These map tools were developed by Jennings Anderson, a PhD student at the University of Colorado Boulder. He developed the tools while working as a Mapbox Research Fellow researching OpenStreetMap contributors and quality.

You

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The FedEx Sound Tracking Map

Category: Google Maps | Apr 10, 2017

Most of the large delivery companies provide live tracking maps which allow you to follow the progress of your order while it is on route to your house. FedEx has taken this useful service and turned it into a work of artful cartography with its very own original soundtrack.

FedEx SoundTrack uses your order tracking number to show you the progress of your parcel on a map of the USA. While you

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/bLut6ZcFwr0/the-fedex-sound-tracking-map.html

5000 Vintage Maps of New York

Category: Google Maps | Apr 10, 2017

There is now a new way to find and discover old vintage maps of New York. The New York Public Library has a large collection of historical maps of the city. Most of these maps have been geo-rectified, which means that they can be viewed using an interactive mapping platform such as Google Maps.

You can now browse and search this collection using the NYPL’s new Maps by Decade map search

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/sxIj32hQFCI/5000-vintage-maps-of-new-york.html

Mapping Urbanization in China

Category: Google Maps | Apr 10, 2017

The New York Times has created an impressive mapped visualization showing the incredible rate of urbanization in China’s Pearl River Delta. Just thirty years ago this area was mainly rural farmland and waterways. Since then the city of Guangzhou and surrounding industrial towns have all grown at an incredibly rate. The city and towns have now all merged to create one huge industrial urban

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/3tdSkEReQGs/mapping-urbanization-in-china.html

deck.gl – Visualizing Data on a Map

Category: Google Maps | Apr 8, 2017

Uber’s deck.gl data visualization framework provides a number of ways to visualize geographical data on top of an interactive map. The framework is used by Uber to help visualize its internal data. It is also available to all other developers under an open license.

deck.gl essentially provides a number of JavaScript layers which can be used with an interactive map to create WebGL data

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Qc_DxmlYClg/deckgl-visualizing-data-on-map.html