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The Live Boston Marathon Map

Category: Google Maps | Apr 20, 2015

If you want to watch today’s Boston Marathon live then you should check-out Boston.com’s Boston Marathon Map. The map shows the route of the marathon and allows you to view great places to watch the race.

The map also shows the location of the nearest T Stops to the race route, the closest restaurants and bars, picnic spots and rest rooms.

If you can’t watch the race live, or you want to see

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The Greatest Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Apr 19, 2015

The standout map this week was clearly the Interactive Map of A Year In The Life Of Earth’s CO2. The map is a great animated visualization of one year’s carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide concentrations around the world. It is also an amazing technical achievement.

The Cartography and Geovisualization Group at Oregon State University has created the map from NASA’s video, A Year In The Life Of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/FhQn7QTaOGg/the-greatest-maps-of-week.html

Nature’s Mixing Desk

Category: Google Maps | Apr 19, 2015

This map allows you to recreate the soundscape of different locations around the world by creating your own mix of bird and frog songs which can be found at that location.

The Global Biodiversity Information Facility has recently started to add rich media (sound, images, and video) to their open global biodiversity records. GBIF Soundscape has created a Leaflet map which allows you to

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/KQTtpf_3ELg/natures-mixing-desk.html

Mapping America’s Oldest Bars

Category: Google Maps | Apr 18, 2015

Recently Thrillist published an article reviewing The Oldest Bar in Every State (and DC!). You can now view the locations of each state’s oldest bar on this interactive map.

America’s Oldest Bars uses Esri Story Maps, with Mapbox’s Woodcut map style. Each of the bar’s are shown on the map with a color-coded map marker. The colors of the markers indicate the rough age of each bar. Looking at

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/S2kdwCJNYjE/mapping-americas-oldest-bars.html

Download Free Historical Maps of the USA

Category: Google Maps | Apr 18, 2015

The United States Geological Society has released a new interface to access and download maps from the USGS’s Historical Topographic Map Collection. The USGS’s topoView allows you to search for historical maps of the United States and download them for free in a variety of formats.

To find historical maps for a particular area you can pan and zoom the map or enter a location into the search

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/VtEHAaRkOUk/download-free-historical-maps-of-usa.html

A Street View Virtual Prison Tour

Category: Google Maps | Apr 18, 2015

Google Maps has lots of indoor Street View tours of businesses, churches and other buildings around the world. However I don’t think they’ve done a virtual prison tour yet. The Correctional Service of Canada has.

CSC’s Virtual Tour of a Canadian Penitentiary allows you to tour a Canadian federal
prison using 360 degree panoramic images. The tour allows you to see inside cells for minimum,

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/3-7P_eZ43z4/a-street-view-virtual-prison-tour.html

Transforming a Video into an Interactive Map

Category: Google Maps | Apr 17, 2015

The Cartography and Geovisualization Group at Oregon State University has created an amazing interactive map from NASA’s video of A Year In The Life Of Earth’s CO2. 

The group’s Interactive Map of A Year In The Life Of Earth’s CO2 wraps an HTML5 version of NASA’s narrated video of a year’s Carbon Monoxide and Carbon Dioxide concentrations around an interactive globe. This mean that you can

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/SVE-_hdksSw/transforming-video-into-interactive-map.html

On Broadway – The Street View Interactive

Category: Google Maps | Apr 17, 2015

In 1966 American artist Ed Ruscha created a 25 foot long panoramic photograph showing both sides of the Sunset Strip. His ‘Every Building on the Sunset Strip’ is a continuous photographic view of the iconic mile and half stretch of Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood.

Inspired by Ruscha’s photo Daniel Goddemeyer, Moritz Stefaner, Dominikus Baur and Lev Manovich decided to create an interactive

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/vm4iDz5bmKU/on-broadway-street-view-interactive.html

The Phonographic Records of Paris

Category: Google Maps | Apr 17, 2015

The history of the phonographic record dates back to the late 19th century. As early as 1894 Parisians were able to visit their local record store and pick-up the latest tunes rocking the city.

Disquaires de Paris is celebrating the long history of Parisian record shops with an interactive map showing the location of all Paris’ music stores and purveyors of phonographic cylinders since the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/7dNQvLsoBoY/the-phonographic-records-of-paris.html

Mapping a Better Melbourne

Category: Google Maps | Apr 16, 2015

Last year the Public Transport Not Traffic
(PTNT) organisation in Melbourne asked the local community to help improve Melbourne’s public transport
network by mapping how the
city’s public transit system could be made better. You can view the results of all the suggestions received on the PTNT CrowdSpot Visualisation map.
This map visualizes all the mapped improvements suggested to the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/5eIn-UxGCE0/mapping-better-melbourne.html