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Mapping Global Poverty

Category: Google Maps | Sep 24, 2014

The Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative has developed a method for measuring poverty that takes into account a number of factors, including health, education, and living standards. This Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) is made up of ten indicators, divided into these three main dimensions of poverty.

The Global Poverty Map provides a number of global views of poverty based on

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The Streetcars of San Francisco

Category: Google Maps | Sep 23, 2014

I’ve always been a big fan of Vasile Coțovanu real-time transit maps. Using Vasile’s Transit Map library it is possible to create a simulated real-time map for any transit system in the world.

A good example of the library in action is the Transit Map of San Francisco MTA.This Google Map shows the real-time position of San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency buses and trams based on the

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Six of the Best Mapbox Map Styles

Category: Google Maps | Sep 23, 2014

Mapbox’s Tilemill and Mapbox Studio applications are incredible tools for map developers to control the design and style of nearly every aspect of their maps. Using Tilemill or Mapbox Studio it is possible to create some truly gorgeous looking maps.

To see what is possible with these tools you should have a close look at some of these beautiful maps:

The Woodcut Map

This woodcut style map

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The Incredible Dancing Map

Category: Google Maps | Sep 23, 2014

If you love music and maps then you will love the dancing maps of Rack City. Just share your location with Rack City and you can listen to you favorite tracks from SoundCloud while watching the map of your location dance along to the track.

The application uses data from OpenStreetMap to show a basic map of your location, including roads and buildings. The buildings on the maps are actually

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/VmCZd2MKjMo/the-incredible-dancing-map.html

Tracking the Bike Thieves

Category: Google Maps | Sep 23, 2014

Earlier this year Seismograph released an interesting map showing Where Your Bicycle is Most Likely to Get Stolen in San Francisco. The map plots the location of every bicycle theft reported to the San Francisco police in 2013.

The map uses an interesting system of concentric circles to show
locations where more than one bike was stolen. You can mouse-over the
individual circles to reveal

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/LugGjJUxLYg/tracking-bike-thieves.html

Burning Man from Space

Category: Google Maps | Sep 22, 2014

Skybox has released a series of satellite images showing  Black Rock City, NV before, during and after this year’s Burning Man festival.

The Transformation of Burning Man uses satellite imagery captured with SkySat-1 and SkySat-2 between August 12 and September 3. The images show how Black Rock City is built up and dismantled in just a matter of days.

In the screenshot above you can see the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/G5DOmkomoCU/burning-map-from-space.html

International Animal Resue

Category: Google Maps | Sep 22, 2014

For 50 years World Animal Protection has been working to support and promote animal welfare around the world. Since 1964 the charity has directly treated over 3.5 million animals in 350 disasters.

To mark their 50th anniversary World Animal Protection has launched an interactive map highlighting some of the disaster work carried out by the organization around the globe. The World Animal

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Dublin Mapped

Category: Google Maps | Sep 22, 2014

The DublinDashboard is a new initiative from Maynooth University and Dublin City Council to provide access to a wide range of city data. The site provides thousands of data visualizations, many of them interactive maps, about all aspects of life, work and travel in Dublin.

The DublinDashboard includes both visualizations which have been developed by the initiative and links to data

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Lqu9TkXv_Gs/dublin-mapped.html

Mappa di Papa

Category: Google Maps | Sep 22, 2014

The Vatican Insider has used the StoryMap JS library to map the international travels of Pope Francis, since his election to the papacy in March 2013.

Pope Francis’ International Visits provides a chronological mapped journey of Pope Francis’ international visits over the last 17 months. You can use the forward and back buttons to follow Pope Francis’ international journey. As you progress

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Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Sep 21, 2014

It is a disgrace that nine years after the release of Google Maps,
Google still haven’t managed to properly map one of America’s most loved
towns. Luckily where ever Google fails Esri comes to the rescue.

Look up Springfield
on Playgis and you will find a gloriously detailed map of this most
famous of American towns. From the world’s first ever Kwik-E-Mart to
Springfield Elementary School

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/6yylVNXaVyE/maps-of-week_21.html