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New York in 3D

Category: Google Maps | Jun 13, 2017

You can explore New York in glorious 3D on Cesium. In New York City Cesium uses NYC DoITT’s 3D Building Massing Model of New York City┬áto help to bring the city alive.

NYC DoITT’s 3D building model was created from a 2014 aerial survey of the city. The building models include detailed pitched roofs and roof appendages such as chimneys, parapets and spindles. If you want to use the 3D buildings

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The French Legislative Elections

Category: Google Maps | Jun 13, 2017

Emmanuel Macron’s En Marche! has had a huge amount of success in the first round of the elections for the French National Assembly. Macron’s party are now being predicted to win between 400 and 450 seats (out of 577) in the National Assembly after the second round vote.

The first round of the 2017 French Legislative Election was held on Sunday. The elections are for the 577 members of the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/ZfHAllpLYEU/the-french-legislative-elections.html

The Oceans are our Garbage Cans

Category: Google Maps | Jun 12, 2017

Around 8 million tonnes of plastic is dumped into the world’s oceans every single year. This plastic is dangerous to marine life and, once it enters the food chain, ultimately dangerous to the health of the human race.

The Ocean Cleanup organisation believes that between 1.15 and 2.41 million metric tons of that plastic in the oceans originates from the world’s river systems. Two thirds of it

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/8L35y8Hy5bo/the-oceans-are-our-garbage-cans.html

Shrinking Ice Caps, Rising Seas

Category: Google Maps | Jun 12, 2017

The National Snow and Ice Data Center has created a series of interactive maps which visualize Satellite Observations of Arctic Change. The maps allow you to see how sea ice, snow cover and frozen ground have all been shrinking during the 21st Century. Other maps plot air temperature changes in the Arctic and the changes to Arctic vegetation.

Global warming is causing observable changes to

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/naXd4lZ2Z6o/shrinking-ice-caps-rising-seas.html

American Cargo Mapping

Category: Google Maps | Jun 12, 2017

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has released its 2017 Infrastructure Report Card. This detailed report awards grades to individual infrastructure sectors based on criteria such as Condition, Funding and Operation & Maintenance.

You can explore the grades awarded to the United States cargo transportation infrastructure on a new Esri story map. The Transportation Infrastructure:

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/y18ca_CWZGY/american-cargo-mapping.html

Mapping House Prices

Category: Google Maps | Jun 10, 2017

In January Demographia International named Vancouver the 3rd least affordable housing market in the world, behind Hong Kong and Sydney. The housing market in San Francisco was ranked the 9th least affordable.

Darkhorse Analytics has created interactive maps which help explain the housing markets in Vancouver, San Francisco and Edmonton. The 2017 Property Assessments visualizes the average

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/1lO8Yf3NOsk/mapping-house-prices.html

Children’s Maps

Category: Google Maps | Jun 9, 2017

Esri has a new basemap designed for the young at heart. The Children’s Map is a fun global map full of illustrations of famous man-made & natural landmarks and pictures of some of the world’s most loved wildlife.

The Children’s Map can be used to explore the locations of the countries of the world, their capitals and major cities. As you explore the world on the Children’s Map you will also

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/qILJMHAitZ0/childrens-maps.html

Young Britons Turn on May

Category: Google Maps | Jun 9, 2017

The Conservative Party won the most seats in the UK election, but they do not have enough seats to form a majority government. The results have been a huge surprise to many people, including most of the polling companies. The results have not been such a surprise to those who have noticed the huge popularity of the opposition leader among young voters.

Jeremy Corbyn has not only proved very

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Ivmf0r0k_mM/young-britons-turn-on-may.html

UK Election Maps

Category: Google Maps | Jun 8, 2017

Guardian map from during the 2015 general election

The first results from the UK general election are expected soon. If the Exit Poll is to be believed this is going to be an exciting night and a very long night if your name is Theresa May.

You can follow the results as they come in on The Guardian’s Live Election Tracker. The Guardian has decided to use a cartogram, in which the geometry of

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/6QGOTiALtv8/uk-election-maps.html

3D Mapping with NASA

Category: Google Maps | Jun 8, 2017

NASA’s World Wind is a free, open source platform for creating interactive 3D globes. It can be used as a tool for visualizing global data on top of a fully interactive 3D globe or 2D map.

You can get a good idea of the capabilities of NASA World Wind by looking at some of the applications that have been built using its API. WorldWind Explorer is a basic demo which shows how different base maps

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/LOvKsa1VDdE/3d-mapping-with-nasa.html