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What Your Zip Code Says About You

Category: Google Maps | Oct 14, 2014

Esri’s Zip Lookup map knows all about you – and that’s just from your zip-code. This map also reveals a lot about how businesses go about profiling you based purely on your postal address.

Type your zip-code into the map and see what Esri predicts about you and your lifestyle. The map uses Esri’s Tapestry Segmentation methodology to classify zip-code areas into 67 unique market segments. When

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Waiting for the Gift of Sound & Vision

Category: Google Maps | Oct 14, 2014

Recently a number of developers have been adding sound to Google Maps Street View. The combination of 360 degree panoramas with recorded sound enables developers to help recreate both the audio and visual experience of locations around the world.

The Sound City Project has taken this concept one step further by producing their own interactive panoramas and combining these with high quality 3D

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Good Schools = High House Prices

Category: Google Maps | Oct 14, 2014

UK estate agents Savills has mapped the cost of buying a house near a good school in Great Britain. The map allows you to view the likely premium you would have to pay to purchase a property in a good school’s catchment area compared to the average local house price.

The Savills and the Good Schools Guide Interactive Map plots the location of the top fee paying and non-fee paying schools in

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The 25 Best French Story Maps

Category: Google Maps | Oct 14, 2014

Esri has announced the winners of the 2014 French Story Maps competition.

Esri’s narrative mapping platform, Story Maps, combines maps with rich media content to tell the story of a place, event, issue, trend, or pattern in a geographic context. One of the huge advantages of Story Maps is the low entry barrier. You don’t need to be a GIS specialist or a web developer to create a Story Map.

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The Best Countries to be Old

Category: Google Maps | Oct 13, 2014

The HelpAge International Global AgeWatch index assesses the quality of
life for 91% of the world’s older people in 96 countries. The index ranks
countries by how well their ageing populations are faring using four
key criteria: income, health, capability and an enabling
environment.

The Global Rankings Map uses the index to visualize the data for the 96 assessed countries. The map uses a

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Roll Your Own Meta-Data Photo Map

Category: Google Maps | Oct 13, 2014

Flickr and Panoramaio data has been used in the past to create some truly beautiful heat maps visualizing the areas where people have taken the most photographs. It is always amazing to zoom in on these visualizations to see how maps of towns and cities can emerge simply from geo-tagged photo data.

There is now a new application which allows you to build up a map of a location yourself simply

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/lKUNSMnR3Kk/roll-your-own-meta-data-photo-map.html

New Jersey Property Prices

Category: Google Maps | Oct 13, 2014

New Jersey Property Values is an interactive heatmap of real estate prices in New Jersey. The map uses data from the New Jersey Office of GIS to show the value of individual building lots throughout the state.

The map visualizes the value of an incredible 3.8 million building lot parcels. Users can select any land parcel on the map to view the block and lot number, the property owner and the

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Mapping Napoleon’s Russian Invasion

Category: Google Maps | Oct 13, 2014

Charles Minard was a pioneer of the use of graphics in engineering and statistics. Probably his most famous creation was his flow-map of Napoleon’s disastrous Russian campaign.

There have been a number of attempts at recreating Minard’s Napoleon campaign flow-map using modern interactive online maps. Minard + Napoleon is probably the best attempt yet. One reason the map is so successful is

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Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Oct 12, 2014

Urban Layers is an incredible new mapped visualization of Manhattan’s building history. The map uses building construction data from PLUTO
with Mapbox GL to create a highly responsive and interactive tool to
explore the history of building construction in central New York.

The time-line function provides a great tool to explore the building
history of Manhattan. You can use the time-line to

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/qxh4h2OgUKc/maps-of-week.html

New York’s Worst Landlords Map

Category: Google Maps | Oct 11, 2014

The Public Advocate for the City of New York has released an interactive map, The NYC Landord Watchlist, which maps the city’s most poorly managed buildings.

The map uses data from the Department of Housing Preservation and Development to list over  6,800 buildings across New York. You can search the map by address and by borough. If you select a property listed on the map you can view the

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