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Segregation in the USA

Category: Google Maps | Apr 21, 2016

Last week the New York Times looked at residential segregation in New York City. In a story, entitled Segregation Issues Complicates de Blasio’s Housing Push, the Times reports on the number of New York neighborhoods where a particular ethnic group makes up more than 75% of the population.

The newspaper used four static maps to illustrate the story. The four maps show New York neighborhoods

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/U43Wbowh-XQ/segregation-in-usa.html

Mapping Immigration in France

Category: Google Maps | Apr 21, 2016

Le Télégramme has published a couple of interesting interactive maps looking at immigration in France. Immigration: Le Centre-Bretagne à Contresens maps the percentage of immigrants in France and where the highest number of immigrants in each French region originate from.

The first map provides a choropleth view visualizing the percentage of immigrants in each French canton. This map shows

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/d1Awr56vEFs/mapping-immigration-in-france.html

The Incredible Map of World Shipping

Category: Google Maps | Apr 20, 2016

Shipmap.org is an outstanding animated interactive map visualizing the movements of the global merchant shipping fleet over the course of one year.

The map uses AIS shipping data from exactEarth. This data is then presented on a Leaflet powered map using custom designed map tiles. The map tiles include bathymetry and major river data from Natural Earth.

Using the map you can explore the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/qDcJPlSmYAk/the-incredible-map-of-world-shipping.html

Mapping the New York Primaries

Category: Google Maps | Apr 20, 2016

The New York Times has provided a really interesting breakdown of how different ethnic groups voted in the New York primaries.

How Every City Neighborhood Voted is a Leaflet powered map which shows the amount of votes cast for each Republican and Democratic candidate in each NYC neighborhood in the New York primaries. It also breaks down the numbers cast for each candidate by different ethnic

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/w7veKFYR0lI/mapping-new-york-primaries.html

The Apple Maps API

Category: Google Maps | Apr 20, 2016

Apple appear to be on the verge of releasing a JavaScript API for Apple Maps.

The website for Apple’s WWDC (developer conference) includes an Apple Map showing the location of the conference.  The map has been added to the page using what appears to be a new Apple Mapkit API –

https://cdn.apple-mapkit.com/mk/3.0.0/mapkit.js

If you look at the JavasScript code which uses the Apple Mapkit API

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/OJGmGPOX75M/the-apple-maps-api.html

3D Mapping the World’s Cultural Heritage

Category: Google Maps | Apr 19, 2016

Cyark is a 3d online library of the world’s cultural heritage sites. Since 2003 Cyark has been creating 3d digital models of culturally important locations around the world.

Using 3d scanners Cyark are able to create incredibly detailed 3d point clouds of real-world objects. These point clouds are then turned into impressively accurate 3d digital models of the cultural object scanned

You

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/taL–e4Li-c/3d-mapping-worlds-cultural-heritage.html

The Washington Cyclist Explosion

Category: Google Maps | Apr 19, 2016

On March 16th the entire Metrorail system in Washington DC was shut down. Operations were suddenly suspended on the network so that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority could carry out emergency inspections of electric cables. Thousands of commuters were given just half a day’s notice of the shutdown and were left with little time to arrange alternative means of travel.

One

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/uHfyx_G2g-I/the-washington-cyclist-explosion.html

Mapping the Hidden Structure of the Universe

Category: Google Maps | Apr 19, 2016

Update – I’ve temporarily removed the links on this post. The CCNR website appears to have been hacked and is now redirecting to porn sites. 

Computer simulations of the universe and large scale galaxy surveys suggest that long filaments connect galaxies within the Universe. This concept of a ‘cosmic web’ views the Universe as a set of discrete galaxies held together by gravity. Thanks to Kim

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/peLonnyAGnU/mapping-hidden-structure-of-universe.html

The School Funding Map

Category: Google Maps | Apr 18, 2016

NPR has released an interactive map which allows you to find out how much money your school district spends on each student. It also allows you to discover how your school district’s funding compares to other districts in your state and to the rest of the United States.

The Mapbox created map in the NPR’s article on Why America’s Schools Have A Money Problem colors each school district based

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/UWDHbUxYkWw/the-school-funding-map.html

Visualizing Sports Data with Maps

Category: Google Maps | Apr 18, 2016

Interactive mapping platforms can be a very simple but effective way to visualize sports data. They are particularly effective for creating shot-maps for ball based team sports, e.g. football, soccer, baseball and basketball.

Last week the Los Angeles Times created a very impressive visualization of every shot made by Kobe Bryant in his long career. Every Shot Kobe Bryant Ever Took allows you

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/rziYcevwNRo/visualizing-sports-data-with-maps.html