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How Gerrymandered is Your State?

Category: Google Maps | May 17, 2018

PlanScore has mapped the level of gerrymandering in all 50 states in the USA. PlanScore includes a comprehensive historical dataset of partisan gerrymandering, so you can examine the history of gerrymandering in each state and which political parties the districts have been gerrymandered to support.

The PlanScore choropleth map shows the level of gerrymandering in each state for both the U.S.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Dx3GcbDqnlY/how-gerrymandered-is-your-state.html

Erosion of the World’s Coastlines

Category: Google Maps | May 16, 2018

The State of the World’s Beaches is a report into how the world’s coastline has changed since 1984. The authors of the report analyzed 33 years of satellite imagery, from 1984–2016, to create a global dataset of shoreline change rates. From this analysis it was determined that 24% of the world’s sandy beaches are eroding and 28% are accreting. 48% of sandy coastlines remained stable over the 33

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Kol7hyYqncg/erosion-of-worlds-coastlines.html

The Car Crash Prediction System

Category: Google Maps | May 16, 2018

A new mapped based tool claims to be able to predict the likelihood of automobile collisions for every street and intersection. It uses machine learning and historical collision data to determine the future risk of car crashes on city streets.

The Louisville Automobile Collision Prediction System color-codes sections of Louisville’s roads based on their predicted collision risk score. Using

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/jkb0CShIU5k/the-car-crash-prediction-system.html

Open Palestine

Category: Google Maps | May 16, 2018

This year Israel is celebrating its 70th anniversary. It therefore seems like an appropriate time to remember what existed before the creation of the State of Israel. 70 years ago 700,000 Palestinians were expelled from their homes to create a Jewish state. Over the last 70 years Palestinian villages have been destroyed or renamed and the map has been almost entirely redrawn.

Palestine Open

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/zMrLW3zvthc/open-palestine.html

Examples of Global Warming

Category: Google Maps | May 15, 2018

EarthTime is a compelling visualization of real examples from around the world of global warming, deforestation and rising sea levels. The site uses historical satellite imagery to demonstrate how the Earth is changing over time due to the impact of the human race.

If you select the Stories tab you can choose from a number of different environmental stories curated by some of the world’s

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/cdXjVlk8a30/examples-of-global-warming.html

Mapping the History of the Gulag

Category: Google Maps | May 15, 2018

The Gulag was the government agency responsible for the forced labor camp system that operated in the Soviet Union from the 1920s to the 1950s. The camps were widely used to house political prisoners or individuals the communist government believed might be dangerous, disruptive, suspicious or disloyal to the new regime. Prisoners in the Gulag camps were subject to forced hard labor and the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/fuSRtbfZJrQ/mapping-history-of-gulag.html

The Blueprints to Hogwarts

Category: Google Maps | May 14, 2018

I’ve been trying to track down the blueprints to Hogwarts for a long time. Without much success. Until now.

The Ravenclaw Map is an interactive map of Hogwarts. It isn’t quite a Marauders Map but it does include plans of all the school’s floor levels and helps you to win a number of Hogwarts’ awards. If you hover over any of the rooms on the map you can reveal its name. If you click on a room

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/93z98YLOCkM/the-blueprints-to-hogwarts.html

The Santa Cruz School of Street View

Category: Google Maps | May 14, 2018

Santa Cruz del Islote is a tiny island in the Caribbean. Despite being only 200 meters in length and 120 meters wide it is home to around 1,200 people. It is in fact one of the most densely populated islands in the world. How such a small island is able to sustain so many people is incredible. In fact we could all learn something about sustainability from the islanders of Santa Cruz del Islote.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/ky9mOGhbnAc/the-santa-cruz-school-of-street-view.html

The Roundest & Squarest Countries

Category: Google Maps | May 14, 2018

The continent of Africa contains both the world’s most round country and the world’s most rectangular country. The roundest country in the world is Sierra Leone. Egypt is the most rectangular.

Back in 2016 David Barry worked out the most rectangular shaped countries in the world. In Rectangular Countries David wrote an algorithm to find the optimum rectangles in a list of shapes. He then

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/5SzrdvhT1Z4/the-roundest-squarest-countries.html

Roll Your Own Non-Warped Maps

Category: Google Maps | May 12, 2018

I’ve always loved Map Warper, a service that allows you to georectify vintage maps so that they can be used with modern interactive mapping platforms. However you should use Map Warper with caution as it is not suitable for every map. As the name suggests Map Warper warps your map image to fit a Web Mercator map projection. This can lead to serious distortions in the way your vintage map will

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/NJKaEvo3Lmg/roll-your-own-non-warped-maps.html