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Explore the World from Above

Category: Google Maps | Jan 29, 2016

The View from Above is a very beautifully realized promotional website from the Emirates airline. The website consists of a number of aerial videos of locations around the world, which you access from a 3D interactive globe.

The aerial videos are themselves pretty wonderful but what I really like about this site is the map markers and the transition between the markers and the actual videos.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/hBdKQWQX2aw/explore-world-from-above.html

Mapping the Zika Virus

Category: Google Maps | Jan 28, 2016

The World Health Organization has established an emergency committee in response to the explosive spread of the Zika virus in the Americas. The virus has now affected people in 23 countries in the Americas. You can view a static map of the countries with active Zika virus transmission on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

The Zika virus causes an illness similar to dengue

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/zxzplzlmRdA/mapping-zika-virus.html

The Belarus History Map

Category: Google Maps | Jan 28, 2016

The Map of Belarus aims to tell the story of Belarus since the 13th century. It provides a general overview of the country’s history and its various rulers and leaders. It also shows how the country’s border has changed over the centuries.

As you scroll down on the Map of Belarus you move through its historical timeline. The timeline provides the dates of the reigns of Belarus’ leaders and

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/FhTMcbjiFRQ/the-belarus-history-map.html

Mapping Culture Under Threat

Category: Google Maps | Jan 28, 2016

In the Middle East and North Africa ISIS is not only attempting to destroy lives and communities it is also targeting many cultural and historical artifacts in an attempt to destroy cultural histories which fail to conform to their narrow interpretation of the Koran. These attacks have targeted important historical sites and artifacts of Muslims, Christians and many other ethnic groups.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/nEJzKRg4TPM/mapping-culture-under-threat.html

Mapping Creationism in Schools

Category: Google Maps | Jan 27, 2016

Apparently in the USA the state actively funds the teaching of creationism. Slate’s Publicly Funded Schools That Are Allowed to Teach Creationism map shows where public schools are receiving tax payers’ money for teaching alternatives to the scientific truth.

The map uses three different colored map markers to indicate different types of schools. These are: public schools in states which

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/CO2-qa5OZc0/mapping-creationism-in-schools.html

Mapping the Ice Age

Category: Google Maps | Jan 27, 2016

The last Ice Age occurred 110,000 to 12,000 years ago. The Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) was the last period in this Ice Age when the ice sheets were at their greatest extension. This was around 26,500 years ago.

Thanks to the Swiss federal mapping agency you can now view a 2.5D map of how Switzerland looked during the Last Glacial Maximum.
You can view the Swiss LGM map in 2.5D, on a WebGL

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/semCLKk7rm8/mapping-ice-age.html

Noisy New York

Category: Google Maps | Jan 27, 2016

CartoDB has released a really great mapped visualization of 311 noise complaints in New York. The map allows you to explore the number of complaints made to New York’s non-emergency service hotline by location, time of day, type of noise complaint and by season of the year.

The Noise in New York map starts with a very useful introduction which guides you through some of the filtering options

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/bB7Fk0yqL-w/noisy-new-york.html

Migrant Routes in Europe & South East Asia

Category: Google Maps | Jan 27, 2016

MOAS is a charity dedicated to saving the lives of refugees at sea. The charity was established after the October 2013 disaster when 400 men, women and children drowned off the Italian island of Lampedusa,

The MOAS website includes a number of interactive maps designed to explain the migration routes into Europe & in the Bay of Bengal, and the work MOAS is doing along those routes to rescue

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/yM-qxobGgW4/migrant-routes-in-europe-south-east-asia.html

A World Without Water

Category: Google Maps | Jan 26, 2016

XG – Earth Bathymetry is a WebGL globe showing planet Earth after someone has pulled out the plug and drained the world of all its water.

The globe uses data from NASA’s Blue Marble to provide a view of the undersea land surface and water depth. The shading of the sea floor indicates changes in slope or depth. If the blue coloring of the oceans’ floors confuses you then you can click your

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/vDLEmHdZekk/a-world-without-water.html

What a Relief

Category: Google Maps | Jan 26, 2016

Mundialis is a beautiful new interactive topographical map of the world.

The map uses SRTM DEM 450m elevation data, and bathymetry sea & lake data (from Natural Earth & NGDC respectively). The map also includes the option to view an OpenStreetMap road map layer on top of the topographical map or on its own as the base map.

Currently the map includes a small inset map showing the global

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/QWUDVIsGjXA/what-relief.html