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Improving Melbourne’s Metro Map

Category: Google Maps | Aug 21, 2015

Places by Metro is a new project from the City Science research group at Monash University in Australia designed to help you find local businesses within an easy walking distance of any metro station.

Travelers on the Melbourne Metro can use the map to find bars, restaurants or cafes within a set distance’s walk from any station. Users can select a station from the Metro map and select either

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/t576jP_QTSo/improving-melbournes-subway-map.html

Improving Melbourne’s Subway Map

Category: Google Maps | Aug 21, 2015

Places by Metro is a new project from the City Science research group at Monash University in Australia designed to help you find local businesses within an easy walking distance of any subway station.

Travelers on the Melbourne subway can use the map to find bars, restaurants or cafes within a set distance’s walk from any subway station. Users can select their subway station from the subway

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/t576jP_QTSo/improving-melbournes-subway-map.html

Smoking vs Air Pollution – Mapped

Category: Google Maps | Aug 21, 2015

Breathing in the polluted air of Los Angeles (based on the last hour’s air quality) is equivalent to living for half a year with a smoker.

Vivergy’s new Share My Air map allows you to view the current air quality for U.S. and Canadian cities. The markers on the map give a general guide to the last hour’s air quality at each location. If you select a marker on the map you can read some easy to

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/p05L7CS1ZjM/smoking-vs-air-pollution-mapped.html

Where Tourists in Spain Spend their Money

Category: Google Maps | Aug 21, 2015

The Spanish banking group BBVA has teamed up with Vizzuality to map out how tourists spend their money in Spain. The Footprints of Spain’s tourists in Summer 2014 map uses anonymized credit card transaction data to show when and where tourists in Spain spend their holiday money.

The visualization includes an animated heat-map which shows the volume of spending across Spain over time. I guess

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/e0ei7MWvZHU/where-tourists-in-spain-spend-their.html

The San Francisco Movie Map

Category: Google Maps | Aug 20, 2015

Yesterday I watched the Rise of the Planet of the Apes for the first time. I did like the monkeys but I have to say I was more impressed by the San Francisco locations used in the film. If only there was a way to discover the exact locations used in the film.

Filmed in San Francisco maps all the locations in San Francisco used in movies since January 2013. The map is based on all the film

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/V0s5Kv6VAUg/the-san-francisco-movie-map.html

The Biggest U.S. Cities by Decade

Category: Google Maps | Aug 20, 2015

Since the early years of the United States there has been a gradual westward shift in the mean center of population. In 1790 the most populated cities in the U.S. were all on the East Coast. In the 2010 census seven of the ten largest cities were located in the Sun Belt region of the south and west.

A few weeks ago I saw a really interesting animated GIF, posted to Reddit, which mapped the top

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/WgqmyVE8q2M/the-biggest-us-cities-by-decade.html

Ashley Madison Users Mapped

Category: Google Maps | Aug 20, 2015

Malfideleco (Esperanto for infidelity) is a global map showing the number of Ashley Madison users around the world. Ashley Madison is a dating website which is marketed towards people who are married or in a committed relationship and who are looking to have an ‘affair’. The site has been in the news over the last couple of months because hackers have managed to steal all the customer data.

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/nNt_7hLHrj4/ashley-madison-users-mapped.html

The True Size of Africa

Category: Google Maps | Aug 19, 2015

Websites which allow you to directly compare the sizes of two or more different countries have always been a popular way to use interactive map libraries. OverlayMaps, MAPfrappe, My Life Elsewhere, Mapmerizer and If It Were My Home? are five good examples of apps which allow you to compare one location directly with another on an interactive map.

The True Size of … is a welcome addition to

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/LK-7-D6bJQw/the-true-size-of-africa.html

Mapping Human Pathology

Category: Google Maps | Aug 19, 2015

Pathobin is an on-line repository where pathologists can publish and share their pathology images.
Pathology images uploaded to Pathobin can be viewed by anyone using the Leaflet.js mapping library.

You can browse for pathology images on Pathobin using the ‘Recent Images’ gallery on the site’s homepage or from the site index. When you select an image to view on Pathobin a Leaflet map of the

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/cRdUPiY5bwo/mapping-human-pathology.html

Rude Britannia

Category: Google Maps | Aug 19, 2015

It’s easy to get confused when asking for directions in the UK. If someone tells you to take ‘Bell End up Butthole Lane’ they could be giving you real directions. Alternatively they might be inviting you home for a night of x-rated fun.

Back in the Middle Ages it was fairly common for streets to be named after the main economic activity taking place along them. The result was that many roads

From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/olHwhyp91PA/rude-britannia.html