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The Very Best Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Feb 22, 2015

My favorite map of the last seven days is this beautiful guide to Dashilar. Dashilar is one of Beijing’s better conserved districts. The area, named
after one of the city’s most historical shopping streets, is known for
its traditional shops, tea-houses and Chinese opera houses.

Unfortunately the district has suffered in the era of China’s rapid economic development & modernization and has

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/wnUkJQpxZRA/the-very-best-maps-of-week.html

The Oscar for Best Map goes to ….

Category: Google Maps | Feb 22, 2015

The Wall Street Journal has been analyzing which Oscar nominated films have been receiving the most interest among Facebook users. It has created a series of maps showing where the films nominated for Best Picture have been most discussed across the United States.

American Sniper would be the clear winner of the Oscar for Best Picture if the award was based on Facebook conversations in the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/-SU555zxHL8/the-oscar-for-best-map-goes-to.html

All the Presidents’ Maps

Category: Google Maps | Feb 21, 2015

Presidential Colleges is a map showing the alma mater of American presidents. The map shows that eleven presidents have attended Ivy League colleges and that many presidents didn’t go to a university.

The map sidebar includes two main view which allows you to select either presidents or colleges. If you select the ‘presidents’ option you can click on any of the 44 president portraits (yes they

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/8Wn721-YI9g/all-presidents-maps.html

Tourists vs Locals in Bangkok

Category: Google Maps | Feb 20, 2015

This week Eric Fischer’s Locals and Tourists
map has correctly been getting a lot of love again on social media. The map analyses Twitter data to highlight areas of cities popular with locals and the places where
tourists visit.

His city maps show the locations of Tweets sent by locals
(those who post in one city for one consecutive month or more) and tourists
(whose tweets are usually

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/zRsBmFfnosI/tourists-vs-locals-in-bangkok.html

Where Americans Watch Movies

Category: Google Maps | Feb 20, 2015

People in Kansas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma aren’t big fans of comedy films. People in the Northeast like serious drama, while if you live in a Southern state you are probably a fan of horror movies.

Where Do Americans Watch Movies is an Esri map of where popular movie genres are watched in the United States. The map shows down to county level how likely the local population is likely to go to

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/2YKptc15NWw/where-americans-watch-movies.html

Mapping Instagram

Category: Google Maps | Feb 20, 2015

Whatsthere allows you to view a Google Map of a location while browsing nearby photos posted to Instagram.

You can use Whatsthere to browse through Instagram photos taken near a location by typing a location into the search box or by dragging the map marker around on the map. For example, you could enter ‘Angkor Wat’ in the search box to view Instagram photos from the world’s largest religious

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/eQHnFrUHYDo/mapping-instagram.html

Animated Flights on 3d Globes

Category: Google Maps | Feb 19, 2015

Flight Stream is an animated visualization of worldwide flight routes on a WebGL globe. The globe visualizes great circle flight routes between major airports. The globe doesn’t show real-time flights but is an interesting visualization of the most populated routes and destinations.

You can also view world-wide flight routes on this Airflow Globe. This WebGL globe visualizes worldwide

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/G4-eJZUsv7c/animated-flights-on-3d-globes.html

Where Bears Fans Live

Category: Google Maps | Feb 19, 2015

In the last year there have been a lot of maps about fans of various sports teams based on Facebook likes. You have probably already seen the New York Times’ maps of the Basketball Nation, the College Football Fan Map and the Baseball Nation. These maps show the support of sports teams based on their number of Facebook fans.

Where Bears Fans Live is a new map of where Chicago Bears fans

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/rgNKqKcxRF0/where-bears-fans-live.html

Europe isn’t Dying, It’s Aging

Category: Google Maps | Feb 19, 2015

This week the Daily Telegraph published an interactive map of birth rates around the world. The map provides a choropleth view of each country’s birth rate and annual population growth percentage.

The article, How Europe is Slowly Dying, uses the map to argue that Europe is slowly dying because of the low birth rates. However hidden away in the article is the fact that “Europe’s population is

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/9alQBM4hWig/europe-isnt-dying-its-aging.html

Canada’s Languages Mapped

Category: Google Maps | Feb 18, 2015

You might be surprised to learn that in the far north of Canada, in the Northwest Territories, the most spoken language (after French and English) is Arabic.

The 10 and 3 has mapped the most prevalent languages, besides French and English, spoken in Canadian homes. Using data from the 2011 census the site has mapped the most prevalent non-official languages in each census division.

Canada’s

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/jgyqXpB4P4U/canadas-languages-mapped.html